Not Under Bondage

Text: 1 Corinthians 7:15 In 1 Corinthians 7, Paul addressed various points about marriage that the brethren in Corinth had questioned him about. In this lesson, we are going to examine what Paul said about those who were “not under bondage” (1 Corinthians 7:15). What did that mean? Who fell into that category? Let us consider what Paul […]

Who Must Marry, Divorce, and Remarry

Text: 1 Corinthians 7:8-11 In the previous lesson we discussed who MAY marry, divorce, and remarry (focused on the divine permission). In this lesson, we’re going to focus on a divine requirement – who MUST marry, divorce, and remarry. Sometimes being a faithful follower of Christ requires us to make difficult choices in our personal lives. […]

Who May Marry, Divorce, and Remarry

Text: Matthew 19:4-6 The topic of marriage, divorce, and remarriage has been a controversial topic for years – even during the time of Jesus (Matthew 19:3). In this lesson, we’re going to look at what God has permitted – who MAY marry, divorce, and remarry. Who May Marry? To answer this question, we must understand the […]

Marriage, Jesus, and the Church

Text: Ephesians 5:22-33 This passage is often used to discuss the roles of husbands and wives. This is certainly taught in this passage. However, these roles are used to illustrate the main point – the relationship between Christ and the church. This lesson will consider what this passage says about the roles of husbands and wives. […]

This World Is Not My Home

Text: 2 Corinthians 5:1 Paul described the fact that our lives on earth are temporary, yet we have an eternal home in heaven. It is important that we understand this – this world is not our home; our real home is in heaven. In this lesson, we are going to contrast these two homes and consider […]

God’s Marriage Law

Text: Mark 10:2-12 There is much confusion and controversy today about marriage. Many believe they can marry whoever they want, define marriage however they want, and end it whenever they want. God instituted marriage; therefore, His laws define and regulate marriage. This lesson considers what the Bible says about God’s marriage law. Origin of Marriage Marriage […]

Raising Children to be Christians

Text: 3 John 4 Parents strive to “bring [children] up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4). The ultimate goal is to lead them to the Lord. Parents may hope that their children enjoy good health and prosperity in this life. But in the end, what matters most is that their “soul prospers” […]