The Fields Are White for Harvest

Text: John 4:35-42 The first half of this chapter is devoted to Jesus’ conversation with the Samaritan woman at the well. After this, Jesus told His disciples that the fields were “white for harvest.” These two discussions are connected – the first discussion led to the great harvest Jesus talked about. Let us notice some […]

Avoid Foolish Controversies

Text: Titus 3:9 There always have been, and always will be, controversies over matters of religion and what the Bible teaches. Some people want to avoid controversy altogether – Christians cannot do this (Jude 3). Others are too quick to get involved in controversy – we must not do this either (Titus 3:9). As controversies […]

Sound the Alarm

Text: Hosea 5:8 Much of the preaching that is done today avoids the whole counsel of God (Acts 20:27). Instead, it emphasizes what is positive, feel-good, and motivational. It is this way because that is what people want (2 Timothy 4:3). There is a general dislike, even among some of our brethren, of preaching that […]

Why Have a Gospel Meeting?

Text: Colossians 3:17 As a congregation prepares for a Gospel Meeting, it is important to understand why one is being held. In this lesson, we will consider some right and wrong reasons for having a Gospel Meeting. We will also consider whether or not we have the authority to conduct a Gospel Meeting. First Question: […]

Paul’s Work in Thessalonica

Text: Acts 17:1-10; 1 Thessalonians 2:1-13 When Paul came to Thessalonica, he likely did not remain there long before being forced to leave. Despite the brief time period and the difficulties that existed, he did a good work there. In this lesson we will focus on what Paul says about his stay in Thessalonica. It […]

Rules for Religious Discussions

Text: 1 Peter 3:15 It is incumbent upon Christians to be ready to teach others. Religious discussions will take place in different environments – friendly/hostile, public/private, in-person/online, etc. How do we make the best use of our opportunities to discuss the Scriptures with others? By remembering some rules for religious discussions. Be Willing to Defend […]

Point Out These Things to the Brethren

Text: 1 Timothy 4:6 A preacher’s job is not to find some new thing to present to his audience every time he preaches. He is simply to “preach the word” (2 Timothy 4:2) – informing, challenging, and reminding them; but there will be nothing new (Galatians 1:8-9). The verse of our text reminds us of the […]