Blessings of Teaching the Bible

Text: 1 Timothy 4:16 Christians have many opportunities to teach the Bible, even without teaching publicly before the church. There are several benefits from having the Bible as the subject of our teaching – also responsibilities/burdens [we will discuss these in the following lesson]. In this lesson, we will focus on the blessings of teaching the Bible. […]

Like Newborn Babies

Text: 1 Peter 2:1-3 It is not typically a compliment to say someone is acting like a baby. Yet there is a sense in which Christians are to be “like newborn babies.” In this lesson, we are going to see what Peter meant by this illustration and how we can be like this. Put Aside […]

Today

Text: Hebrews 3:14-15 This is the eighth and final lesson in a series of lessons examining some great days in history – not in secular history, but days of spiritual importance. In this eighth lesson, we’re not going to keep moving further down a timeline (nothing past the day of eternity). Instead, we’re going to talk about today – […]

God’s Provisions in the Plan of Salvation

Text: Matthew 22:1-4 Salvation is impossible without the Lord (Acts 4:12). He has made everything “ready” (Matthew 22:4). God gave a plan in His word by which we can be saved (hear, believe, repent, confess, be baptized, and be faithful). Every step of the way, God has provided what is necessary for us to do what […]

Words Associated with Sin

Text: 1 John 3:4 There are several words in the New Testament that refer to sin. Sometimes these words can be used interchangeably and there is a lot of overlap in meaning between them. But there are also some subtle differences in their meanings. We will consider some of these words here in order to get a […]

Christ’s Plan for His Church

Text: Ephesians 3:8-11 The church was not established as an afterthought. It was not a “backup plan” because Jesus “failed” to set up His kingdom. The revelation of the mystery of God was to be “made known through the church.” Paul described the church as the body and bride of Christ (Ephesians 1:22-23; 5:23-24). That […]

Consider Your Calling

Text: 1 Corinthians 1:26 Paul spoke to the Corinthians of “the word of the cross” (1 Corinthians 1:18) and said that many rejected it, but they had accepted it. However, they needed to remain faithful. To encourage them to remain faithful, he told them, “Consider your calling” (1 Corinthians 1:26). We must do the same […]