Wisdom from Above

Text: James 3:13-18 This lesson is the sixth in a series on the book of James. In this passage, we see a comparison between earthly wisdom and heavenly wisdom. Whichever one we choose will be clear by our actions. Wisdom Is Seen in Our Deeds (v. 13-14) Many may claim to have wisdom – but merely claiming […]

The Good Samaritan

Text: Luke 10:30-37 Jesus often used parables in His teaching – using an everyday illustration to describe a spiritual truth. In this parable, Jesus described one who was beaten by robbers and left for dead on the side of the road. Three men passed by him, but only one stopped to help. As we study this, we […]

Using Our Words

Text: James 3:1-12 This lesson is the fifth in a series on the book of James. In this passage, we find instructions about the words that we use. Much harm can come from our speech. Furthermore, the tongue cannot be tamed. Yet there is a way to ensure that our words are pure. Warning about Becoming Teachers […]

Considering the Work of God

Text: Psalm 8:1-9 This psalm is about the greatness of God. The same phrase is used at the beginning and the end to serve as “bookends” – “O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Your name in all the earth.” His greatness is seen in what He has done and what He continues to do. […]

The Talents

Text: Matthew 25:14-30 Jesus often used parables in His teaching – using an everyday illustration to describe a spiritual truth. In this parable, Jesus described a man going on a journey and entrusting his slaves with his possessions. We will see there were three slaves and each received different amounts of money (talents) to manage. […]

Faith and Works

Text: James 2:14-26 This lesson is the fourth in a series on the book of James. In this passage, we see the necessary connection between faith and works. We cannot choose one and ignore the other. Both must go together in our lives if we are to please the Lord. Claiming to Have Faith Is Not Enough […]

Mercy and Judgment

Text: James 2:1-13 This lesson is the third in a series on the book of James. In this passage, James discussed mercy and judgment – what they mean in our standing before God and how we are to apply these principles in our dealings with others. Warning Against Showing Favoritism (v. 1-7) James just finished discussing […]