Dangers on the Safe Side (Part 2): Expanding Fellowship

Text: 1 Corinthians 5:1-13 This is the second lesson in a series about dangers that exist “on the safe side.” This phrase means “avoiding danger, with a margin for error” (definition). Sometimes this is fine or even wise, but there is a difference between wisdom and safety. Sometimes they overlap, but not always. At times, staying “on the safe side” […]

Dangers on the Safe Side (Part 1): Avoiding Controversy

Text: Galatians 2:11-14 This is the first lesson in a series about dangers that exist “on the safe side.” This phrase means “avoiding danger, with a margin for error” (definition). Sometimes this is fine or even wise, but there is a difference between wisdom and safety. Sometimes they overlap, but not always. At times, staying “on the safe side” is […]

The Tares among the Wheat

Text: Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 Jesus often used parables in His teaching – using an everyday illustration to describe a spiritual truth. In this parable, Jesus described tares among wheat – a man planted good seed while his enemy sowed tares in the field. As we study this, we are going to attempt to identify the MAIN point. […]

Rest for the People of God

Text: Hebrews 3:12-4:11 The Hebrew writer was encouraging his readers to remain faithful in order to receive the promised rest. He would remind them of the example of their forefathers who did not remain faithful. He warned them that they could also fall short of the rest that the Lord had promised. These instructions provide an important lesson […]

The Landowner

Text: Matthew 21:33-45 Jesus often used parables in His teaching – using an everyday illustration to describe a spiritual truth. In this parable, Jesus described the conflict between a landowner and the vine-growers who rented the land. As we study this, we are going to attempt to identify the MAIN point. Once we do that, we will see […]

Jesus Christ – Our Perfect Example

Text: 1 Peter 2:21-25 In this passage, Peter explained that Jesus left an example for us to follow. There are many people we may look to as examples in life; yet Jesus was not just an example, He was the perfect example. This passage shows us how Jesus is the perfect example. An Example of Suffering “Christ […]

The Fruit of the Spirit (Part 3)

Text: Galatians 5:22-23 In these verses, Paul talked about the fruit of the Spirit. Several character traits are listed. They are the natural product of the Spirit’s influence on our lives. This affects our conduct as we “walk by the Spirit” (v. 16) and our decisions as we are “led by the Spirit” (v. 18). The […]