Solomon’s Plan to Build the Temple

Text: 2 Chronicles 2:4-9 As Solomon made plans to build the temple, he explained what he planned to do, why he planned to do it, and what he needed to complete the work. We do not worship in the temple today, nor must we worship in a building as elaborate as the temple. But there are principles that […]

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, […]

A Day in Your Courts

Text: Psalm 84:10-12 This psalm describes the desire to be in the place where God would be worshiped. The desire for the psalmist for the “courts of the Lord” (Psalm 84:2) should be the same desire that we have. We should desire to be in the place where God is worshiped. The Comparison A day […]

Passing Over the Firstborn

Text: Genesis 49:3-4 In ancient times, the firstborn (particularly the firstborn son) held a place of prominence – inheritance, assume leadership role after the death of the father. There are several examples in the book of Genesis about the firstborn being passed over for a younger brother who would later appear in the genealogy of Christ. Why […]

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 […]

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 […]

Instructions Regarding the Lord’s Supper

Text: 1 Corinthians 11:23-34 Paul gave the brethren in Corinth instructions regarding the Lord’s Supper while also correcting some errors about it. It is important that we are periodically reminded of topics like this one. We need to observe the Lord’s Supper properly. Instructions Were Given by the Lord (1 Corinthians 11:23) Paul received this from the […]