The Christian and Minimalism

Text: Colossians 2:8 When Paul wrote to the Colossians, he warned about human philosophy leading us away from Christ. Today, many promote the philosophy of minimalism. Some concepts in this philosophy will be appealing to many, even if they don’t embrace it in its entirety. What is minimalism? What place, if any, does it have […]

Judging and Being Judged

Text: Matthew 7:1-5 Our society, as a whole, has rejected the idea that we can identify anyone’s chosen behavior as wrong. This has led to numerous practices being accepted that were once largely looked down upon. Now, the only thing that is condemned by many is the “intolerance” and “bigotry” that identifies sin as sin. However, […]

Our Bodies as Instruments of Righteousness

Text: Romans 6:12-14 Our bodies can be used one of two ways – either for God or for sin. How can we use the members of our bodies as instruments of righteousness? Let’s consider what the Bible says about how we can use the different parts of our bodies. Our Minds (Thinking) Must be set on God’s […]

Joy and Peace

Text: Philippians 4:4-8 The world has always been a place of turmoil, stress, and worry. It seems as though problems have only compounded. However, Paul told the brethren in Philippi to rejoice ALWAYS and be anxious for NOTHING. How can Christians have such joy and peace? We will examine this passage to find out. Two […]

Taking Personal Responsibility

Text: Philippians 2:12 We are living in a time in which we are more cut off from others than we had been previously. This makes it all the more important that we take personal responsibility – for our faith and our standing before God. In this lesson, we’re going to see why this is important and the ways […]

Who May Ascend into the Hill of the Lord?

Text: Psalm 24:1-5 In this passage, there is an important question for us to consider. We’re going to notice the psalmist’s answer and also see why this question is important. To do that, we’re going to work backwards in our text – start at the end and move to the beginning to see what we can learn. Why […]

Four Trustworthy Statements

Text: 1 Timothy 1:15; 4:7-9; 2 Timothy 2:11-13; Titus 3:8 In an era of “fake news,” it is difficult to find reliable information we can trust. However, there is one source of information we can trust – the word of God (Psalm 119:160). In Paul’s letters to Timothy and Titus, he shared some “trustworthy” statements. We will […]