Jesus Wept

Text: John 11:35 This verse is the shortest verse in the English Bible, yet there is a lot to be learned from these two words. The context is about Jesus’ response to the death of Lazarus, a personal friend. Jesus was going to raise Lazarus from the dead, but before that was an emotional scene (v. […]

Jesus: The Great Physician

Text: Luke 5:27-32 Jesus is sometimes referred to as “the Great Physician.” He came to heal those who are sick. In our text, He was referring to SPIRITUAL sickness (sin). But Jesus also healed many PHYSICAL ailments. These symbolized the spiritual healing He provides. In this lesson, we’re going to look at the physical ailments healed by Jesus […]

This World Is Not My Home

Text: 2 Corinthians 5:1 Paul described our lives on earth as 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 will contrast these two homes and consider how this reality should cause […]

Take Courage in the Face of Tribulation

Text: John 16:32-33 Jesus was talking with His apostles shorty before His death. He warned them that they would be scattered. Despite the fact that they would leave Him, the Father would not leave Him. Jesus encouraged them with the fact that He had overcome the world. This was to give them the courage to endure the trials […]

What Are Christians to Do in a Global Pandemic?

Text: Matthew 10:16 At the present time, everyone is talking about the Coronavirus. It originated in China and has been spreading throughout the world. The World Health Organization has classified it as a pandemic. The President of the United States has declared a national emergency. A lot of people are scared, there’s a lot of uncertainty, and people […]

Rules for Religious Discussions

Text: 1 Peter 3:15 It is incumbent upon all Christians to be ready to teach others. Our text describes teaching that is done in the course of a discussion. How do we make the best use of our opportunities to discuss the Scriptures with others? Be Willing to Defend the Truth Paul, as an apostle, was “appointed […]

The Vine and the Branches

Text: John 15:1-6 Jesus used the illustration of a vine and its branches to teach His apostles (and us). He was explaining something about Himself, the Father, and His disciples. There are important lessons for us to learn in Jesus’ illustration. The Vine: Jesus “I am the true vine…” (v. 1) – Jesus was speaking; we […]