After the Flood

Text: Genesis 8:18-19 The account of Noah and the ark is one of the most well-known events in the Bible. Children learn of the story growing up (Noah, his family, and the animals being saved from the flood in the ark). There are also lessons for us to learn as adults (punishment for sin, obedience to […]

Regular Christians Who Fell Away

Text: 1 Corinthians 10:12 Paul used the example of the Israelites to warn the brethren in Corinth. God chose them and led them out of Egypt, yet they disobeyed God and were punished. They were examples for us. It is possible for us to begin serving the Lord, then fall away. We will notice some examples […]

Regular Christians Who Endured Hardship

Text: Acts 14:22 We will go through “many tribulations” in our effort to reach our eternal reward. We need to be strengthened in spirit, encouraged to continue, and always remain faithful. The previous lesson discussed the importance of encouraging our brethren. This lesson is about what we must do ourselves – endure hardships. Even “regular Christians” can […]

Regular Christians Who Encouraged Their Brethren

Text: Hebrews 3:12-13 Christians are expected to encourage one another – not occasionally, but consistently/regularly. This is to prevent us from being hardened by sin, falling away, and developing an unbelieving heart. This can happen to any of us; therefore, we all need to be encouraging and be encouraged. Providing encouragement is something that any of us can do. […]

Regular Christians Who Used Their Talents

Text: Matthew 25:14-30 In the parable of the talents, three servants were given a different number of “talents” to use while their master was away. These talents were sums of money given to the servants to use in the master’s service. For us, “talents” are those things we possess that may be used in the Lord’s […]

David’s Mighty Men

Text: 2 Samuel 23:8-12 In the Bible (especially in the Old Testament), we read of many who fought for the Lord, serving in His army. Some of these have names that are well-known (Joshua, Gideon, David, etc.). Some names are easily forgotten (Adino, Eleazar the son of Dodo, Shammah). These last three are referred to as […]

Warning to Kings

Text: Jeremiah 22:13-17 This passage comes between addresses to two of Josiah’s sons who reigned after him – Shallum/Jehoahaz (Jeremiah 22:1-12; 2 Kings 23:30-33) and Jehoiakim/Eliakim (Jeremiah 22:18-30; 2 Kings 23:34-37). Shallum/Jehoahaz was made king by the people (2 Kings 23:30). Jehoiakim was made king by Pharaoh Neco (2 Kings 23:34). Both did evil in […]