“The Poor Have the Gospel Preached to Them”

Text: Matthew 11:2-5 The common perception in the world is that churches are charitable organizations designed to help the poor. Denominational churches spend much time, energy, and money helping the poor. Those who are in need (or claim to be) often visit churches seeking a handout. In this lesson, we will consider what the Bible […]

Shake the Dust Off Your Feet

Text: Matthew 10:5-15 Jesus told His disciples that there would be times in their preaching when they would need to shake the dust off their feet and move on (Matthew 10:14) – a symbolic gesture showing that the teacher had done what he could do and he was leaving his hearers to the consequences of […]

The Located Preacher

Text: 2 Timothy 4:5 Timothy was told to “do the work of an evangelist.” But how would this be done? There are different theories among brethren about having a “located preacher.” Many (perhaps most) congregations of God’s people have a located preacher. Some practice “mutual edification.” What does the Bible say on this topic? The […]

Jeremiah’s Commission

Text: Jeremiah 1:9-10 Jeremiah was specifically appointed by God as a prophet before he was conceived. We may not be called to do the work of a prophet today as Jeremiah was, but we must teach & defend the truth (1 Timothy 3:15; Philippians 1:16-17). Studying Jeremiah’s commission helps explain how we do this. Important: […]

The Fragrance of Christ

Text: 2 Corinthians 2:14-17 When Paul preached, he was not going to be able to convert everyone. But whether they were converted or not, those who heard would have a reaction to the message and it would be perceived one of two ways. The same is true today. Always in Triumph (v. 14) Important – […]

How to Reach Others with the Gospel

Text: Mark 16:15 Though the Great Commission was given to the apostles, there are certain principles that still apply today. God wants people to be saved and the gospel is the way to reach them. We should do what we can to spread the gospel. But how can we reach others with the gospel? This […]

Effective Teaching and Hearing

Text: Nehemiah 8:1-8 This passage describes Ezra the priest reading the book of the law to the people. It shows how the word of God can be effectively presented by the speaker. It also shows how the word of God can be appropriately received by the audience. How to Effectively Present the Word of God […]