Burdens of Teaching the Bible

Text: James 3:1 The previous lesson focused on the blessings of teaching the Bible. We need to look at the “rest of the story” – not to discourage us from teaching, but we must recognize that there are burdens/responsibilities that come with this. So in this lesson, we will consider the burdens that come with teaching the […]

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. […]

Extreme Measures

Text: Matthew 18:8-9 Typically, one will not purposefully harm himself unless he is severely depressed or mentally ill. Yet this idea is used in the New Testament to make a spiritual application – we must be willing to go to extreme measures to do what is right. In this lesson, we are going to see what […]

The Problem with Organized Religion

Text: Ephesians 4:11-12, 16, 22-24 Many people today disparage “organized religion.” Instead, they just want a “personal relationship” with Jesus. However, this is not an “either-or” proposition. In our service to God, we have personal and corporate responsibilities. In this lesson, we will discuss these responsibilities and notice what the real problem is with “organized […]

You Have Become Dull of Hearing

Text: Hebrews 5:11-6:3 The Hebrew writer paused a discussion of the parallels between the priesthoods of Melchizedek and Jesus because it was “hard to explain” (though certainly not impossible). The problem was not that the facts were difficult. The problem was that the people were “dull of hearing.” This problem affected more than just their understanding of […]

The Grace of God Has Appeared

Text: Titus 2:11-14 Paul reminded Titus of the grace of God – what it does for us and also what it requires of us. Many like to think of what we receive through God’s grace, but not what we must do. We need to accept all that the Bible teaches about it. The Grace of God Has […]

Why People Miss the Obvious

Text: Acts 28:23-29 Paul spoke to the Jews in Rome from the Law and the Prophets intending to lead them to Christ. However, some would not believe even though the truth should have been obvious to them when it was presented. Sadly, the same thing happens today – people miss some obvious truths in God’s word. […]