Giving Thanks to God

Text: 1 Thessalonians 5:18 As the Thanksgiving holiday is approaching, many are focusing on their blessings. Of course, recognizing our blessings and showing gratitude for them should not be confined to a single day. However, this does serve as a good reminder of the attitude that we should have at all times. So in this lesson, […]

Singing That Glorifies God

Text: Colossians 3:16 Singing is a way for us to praise and glorify God. It is a regular practice in our assemblies. If we are going to glorify God through our singing, it is important that we do it in the right way. In this lesson, we will consider some things about singing so that we might […]

Singing Only?

Text: Colossians 3:16 Paul mentioned two things we do when we sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs – teach one another and express our thankfulness to God. We know we are to sing, but what about using instrumental music? It this a problem? Is it a necessity? Is it a non-issue as a matter of […]

Let My Soul Live That It May Praise You

Text: Psalm 119:169-176 Twenty-second stanza of Psalm 119 – This final stanza focuses on the need to praise God because of His word. We considered this point a little bit in the previous lesson. This is a fitting conclusion to the study of Psalm 119. Given all that we have learned about God’s word, we should […]

Remember the Word

Text: Psalm 119:49-56 Seventh stanza of Psalm 119 – This lesson focuses on the importance of remembering God’s word. His word does not do us any good if we do not know it. Furthermore, His word will not help us if we forget it after first learning it. So let us consider what David said about […]

Making the Most of Your Time

Text: Ephesians 5:15-16 All of us are busy with obligations and responsibilities of this life. We only have so much time in which to do everything. Paul gave the Ephesians instructions about how to make the most of their time by focusing on what is truly important. Understand the Will of God (Ephesians 5:17) Paul said, […]

Singing Religious Songs

Text: Colossians 3:16-17 Generally, people enjoy music, including the singing that we do in worship. It is also natural for singing to stir up emotions. There is nothing wrong with singing stirring up emotions, as long as it does not turn into emotionalism. But because singing is enjoyable and emotional, we must be especially careful to follow […]