Qualifications to Lead

Text: Joshua 24:15 How do we decide who we will serve/follow? This is a common question in an election year. But this lesson focuses on matters more important than politics. Joshua challenged the people to choose, while he had already made his choice. Why follow God? What qualifies Him to be our king & worthy […]

Act As Free Men

Text: 1 Peter 2:16 This country was built upon the foundation of freedom. Declaration of Independence states: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” This was not […]

God’s Plan for You

Text: Jeremiah 29:11 People often wonder what God’s plan is for their lives. We can only know what God reveals (1 Corinthians 2:10-12), but the Bible does address this issue. We sometimes get caught up in details & ignore the big picture. God Desires for You to be in Heaven with Him Jesus told His […]

God is Awesome

Text: Nahum 1:1-8 The term awesome is often used flippantly or carelessly today, such that it has lost its meaning. God is awesome, meaning we should stand in awe of Him. This includes fear & respect. There are many reasons to fear & respect God. We’ll notice the ones mentioned in this passage. He is […]

The “Miracle” of Birth

Text: Genesis 4:1 Two Ways in which God Can Operate Directly — through miracles Indirectly — through providence Childbirth fits into the realm of providence, rather than the miraculous Childbirth is Common This is not to say that conception & childbirth are automatic & without risk of complications But childbirth is common for all peoples, […]

God’s Love for Jacob

Text: Malachi 1:1-5 How Might We Fail to See God’s Love? (v. 2) We take it for granted We’re looking for something else We’re just not looking at all Existence without God’s Love (v. 3-4) Contrast the love shown for Jacob & the animosity toward Esau — if we separate ourselves from God’s love, what […]

The Justice of God

Text: Ezekiel 18 This lesson was written in light of the news of Osama bin Laden’s death. God Wants All to be Saved (v. 23, 32) Jesus came to save the world (John 3:16) — God wants all to be saved (2 Peter 3:9) But just because God wants all to be saved does not […]