The Foundations for the Righteous

Text: Psalm 11:1-7 In this psalm, David described the adversity and opposition he faced from his enemies. Yet he could take refuge in the Lord. He was secure as long as “the foundations” remained secure. “In the Lord I take refuge” (v. 1) When we are in need of help, we need to turn to the […]

Spirit of Faith

Text: 2 Corinthians 4:13 In our text, Paul spoke of FAITH – “the same spirit of faith” as the psalmist (Psalm 116:10). Godly people have always had this type of faith. We need to have “the same spirit of faith” today. So let us consider what this was about. The Context (2 Corinthians 4) Privileged position […]

How to Walk by Faith and Not by Sight

Text: 2 Corinthians 4:16-5:9 In our text, Paul told the brethren in Corinth that we are to “walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7). We could say that this is the fundamental idea behind being a Christian. But what does it mean? How do we “walk by faith” and “not by sight”? To […]

The Message of Habakkuk: The Righteous Will Live by Faith

Text: Habakkuk 2:4 In this series, we are going to do an overview of the Minor Prophets. The goal is to (1) understand the overall theme of each book and (2) see what lessons there are for us. In this lesson, we are going to see what we can learn from the book of Habakkuk. Historical Context […]

The Entrance into the Eternal Kingdom

Text: 2 Peter 1:5-11 After discussing the various qualities that we are to add to our faith, Peter concluded this discussion by reminding us of our ultimate goal – the reason why we are to continually grow in our faith. We Must Grow in These Things We need to possess these qualities – “if these qualities are […]

The Foundation of Faith

Text: 2 Peter 1:5 In this passage, Peter discussed the need to add various virtues/qualities to our lives as Christians. While all of these are essential, they must be built upon a foundation of faith. In this lesson, we will discuss this foundation of faith. Define Faith Greek word (pistis) – “conviction of the truth of anything” (Thayer); […]

No Laughing Matter

Text: James 4:9 In our text, James contrasted two different attitudes people have toward God – one was careless joy, the other was sober humility. The phrase “no laughing matter” is used in response to someone who takes a light-hearted approach to a serious matter. This lesson will consider five examples of this in the Bible […]