Concerning This Issue

Text: Acts 15:1-2 The first major controversy in the church was over the topic of circumcision. Paul and Barnabas traveled from Antioch to Jerusalem to discuss the issue with the brethren there. Today questions may arise about what a congregation should do, what has been authorized, etc. We can approach questions in the same way […]

Houses in Which to Eat

Text: 1 Corinthians 11:17-22 More churches (even among brethren) are hosting meals as a function of the church. As with every question, we must strive to determine if such activities are authorized. In order to do this, let us examine what Paul had to say to the church in Corinth. Paul’s Question to the Corinthians […]

Some Things Never Change

Text: Ecclesiastes 1:9-10 As we approach the end to another year, we tend to do a couple things. First, we look back at the changes that have taken place in our lives. Second, we look ahead to changes that may be coming in the future. And while our lives are filled with changes, it is […]

Why Have a Gospel Meeting?

Text: Colossians 3:17 As a congregation prepares for a Gospel Meeting, it is important to understand why one is being held. In this lesson, we will consider some right and wrong reasons for having a Gospel Meeting. We will also consider whether or not we have the authority to conduct a Gospel Meeting. First Question: […]

The Church and its Money

Text: 1 Corinthians 16:1-2 Each first day of the week we take up a collection. This money is then used by the church. The method of collecting funds in our text is the only way we find that is authorized in the New Testament. However, instead of focusing on that point in this lesson, we’re […]

Bible Teaching Related to Christmas

Text: Galatians 4:9-11 December 25th is the annual observance of Christmas. For many, it is a day to mark the birth of Christ. For many others, it is a day to enjoy time with family, exchange gifts, etc. For others, it is just a day with no more significance than any other day. In this […]

Lord’s Supper Questions

Text: Matthew 26:26-29 Can We Partake of the Lord’s Supper of a Day Other Than Sunday? We know the early Christians partook on Sunday (Acts 2:42; 20:7) – no other example; nothing to imply another day Basic principle of authority – when something is specified, everything else is excluded (Hebrews 7:14) Can the Lord’s Supper […]