Individual Responsibilities

Text: 1 Corinthians 12:27 In our text, Paul explained that Christians were individually part of a collective body. They each had a role to play and responsibilities as individuals. They were also to contribute to the function of the body as a whole. In the next two lessons, we’re going to discuss these different responsibilities. In this lesson, […]

Patience and Judgment

Text: James 5:1-12 This lesson is the ninth in a series on the book of James. In this passage, James explained how we are to show fairness to others and patience in all things since we will be judged by the Lord. Show Justice toward Others (v. 1-6) James began this section by returning to a […]

Planning the Future

Text: James 4:13-17 This lesson is the eighth in a series on the book of James. In this passage, James discussed what we need to remember as we make plans for our lives. Planning Is a Part of Life (v. 13-15) James began this section by talking about making plans (v. 13) – planning is a […]

Submit and Resist

Text: James 4:1-12 This lesson is the seventh in a series on the book of James. In this passage, James talked about the need to submit to God and resist the devil. There Is a War Inside of Us (v. 1-5) Conflicts among us are primarily rooted in selfishness (v. 1) – our desires over the good of others Following […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Way of the Righteous and the Wicked

Text: Psalm 1:1-6 This psalm describes a contrast between two individuals – “the righteous” and “the wicked.” These two individuals have very different approaches to life. Because of this, they also have very different outcomes in the end. Let’s consider this contrast and see how we measure up. The Righteous Man He is blessed (v. 1) – […]