Who Makes Up the Church?

Text: Matthew 28:19 This is the third in a series dealing with the church. We already noticed that Jesus built just ONE church and that His church is to follow His will. In this lesson, we’re going to ask the question: Who makes up His church? As the church is the body of the saved (Ephesians 5:23), […]

What Rule Does the Church Follow?

Text: Matthew 28:18 This is the second in a series dealing with the church. We previously discussed the question: How many churches did Jesus build? He built one. In this lesson, we’re going to ask the question: What rule does His church follow? We need to know how His one church can determine what to believe, teach, and practice. […]

How Many Churches Did Jesus Build?

Text: Matthew 16:18 This is the first in a series of lessons dealing with the church. In this series, we’re going to focus on some foundational principles, looking at four questions designed to help us and help others identify the Lord’s church. In this lesson, we’re going to ask the question, How many churches did Jesus build? […]

Living Stones

Text: 1 Peter 2:4-10 In this lesson, we are going to consider how Jesus and His followers are living stones and what that means in terms of how we are to serve Him. Jesus Is a Living Stone (v. 4) We come to Him – not by some direct operation of the Spirit on our […]

The Blessing of Autonomy

Text: 1 Peter 5:1-2 One characteristic of the Lord’s church that makes it different from most churches of men is autonomy. Why did the Lord design the church to be this way? We can look to the Bible to see what has been revealed that would show at least some of His reasons. So in this lesson, […]

Different Perspectives

Text: Ezra 3:10-13 It is often the case that people look at one event, fact, or piece of information from different perspectives. As a result, they react differently to the same thing. This happened when the foundation for the second temple was laid – there were shouts of joy and the sound of weeping. There will always […]

The Day of Pentecost

Text: Acts 2:1-4 This is the fifth in a series of lessons examining some great days in history – not in secular history, but days of spiritual importance. In this fifth lesson, we’re going to be discussing the day of Pentecost – specifically, the day of Pentecost following Jesus’ ascension. The Background Jesus spoke about the kingdom […]