Act As Free Men

Text: 1 Peter 2:16 This country was built upon the foundation of freedom. Yet this was not just based upon the opinion of the nation’s founders – it is rooted in God’s founding of the human race. Man in his natural state is free (speech, thought, action, association, etc.). God gave us free will so […]

Turning Blessings into Curses

Text: Proverbs 25:16 In the Bible, honey is often used to symbolize God’s great blessings for man (cf. Exodus 3:8). Yet in our text, the wise man pointed out that this same blessing can be turned into something with negative effects. It is possible to take the good things God blesses us with and turn them into […]

The Importance of Thankfulness

Text: 1 Thessalonians 5:18 The Bible clearly instructs us to give thanks to God for all things. Our society places particular emphasis upon thankfulness during this time of year. This is good; but as Christians, we are to be thankful at all times. Why is this important? It is about more than just God instructing us to […]

All Things Belong to You

Text: 1 Corinthians 3:21-23 We have been abundantly blessed by God. Paul emphasized this in our text – “all things belong to you.” But what does this mean? To answer that, we need to look at what he said and what is in the context. The Context Is About Not Boasting In one’s own wisdom (1 Corinthians […]

Thankful for Our Blessings

Text: 1 Timothy 4:4-5 There are many things for which we can be thankful. In this lesson, we are going to talk about being thankful for our blessings in this life. To Be Thankful, There Must Be… A giver – the giver of all good things is God (James 1:17) A recipient – one who is […]

All Spiritual Blessings in Christ

Text: Ephesians 1:3-14 There are many reasons to praise God. In our text, Paul emphasized the spiritual blessings that we have in Christ. Spiritual Blessings Predestination (v. 4-5) – tied to God’s foreknowledge (Romans 8:29); what God foreknew about the ones who would be predestined was their character; God predestined a specific class of people (holy and blameless) Grace […]

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, […]