What All Men Have in Common

Text: Proverbs 22:2 People are different. Sadly, some people unfairly judge or hate others based on their race, culture, class, etc. Christians are to judge righteously (John 7:24) and abound in love for all (1 Thessalonians 3:12). To do this, we need to remember what we all have in common rather than focus on our differences. God […]

Four Trustworthy Statements

Text: 1 Timothy 1:15; 4:7-9; 2 Timothy 2:11-13; Titus 3:8 In an era of “fake news,” it is difficult to find reliable information we can trust. However, there is one source of information we can trust – the word of God (Psalm 119:160). In Paul’s letters to Timothy and Titus, he shared some “trustworthy” statements. We will […]

God’s Plan for You

Text: Jeremiah 29:11 This verse is a favorite for many people. Yet it is important to note the context – the restoration of the Jews from Babylon after 70 years in captivity (v. 10, 14). But many take this verse, apply it to their lives, and assume that God must have a plan for every detail (jobs, homes, […]

Righteousness As Filthy Rags

Text: Isaiah 64:6 There is confusion in the religious world about the fundamental topics of faith and salvation. Some believe we are saved by faith alone. Some think that we cannot do good because we are born totally depraved. What does the Bible say? Our text is a verse that is sometimes used to defend these misconceptions. […]

The Road to Damascus

Text: Acts 9:1-9 In this lesson, we’re going to find one who was traveling the road to Damascus. As we travel down the road to Damascus, we will learn about converting the enemy. Many Enemies of Christ Are Religious Zealots Saul was on his way to Damascus in order to arrest Christians (v. 1-2) – he was extending […]

Quibbles about Baptism

Text: Acts 10:47 Even when there was a question in the early church about accepting the Gentiles, agreement on baptism was expected. This is not true today. Religious people have different ideas about baptism and quibble as to its meaning. In this lesson, we are going to look at some passages that are commonly misused/targeted. We will see what […]

Steps of Salvation for the Christian

Text: Revelation 2:5 We often emphasize the “steps of salvation” – what one must do to become a Christian (hear, believe, repent, confess, and be baptized). After that, we must live faithfully. But how do we live faithfully? The church in Ephesus was told to “do the deeds you did at first.” Remember the steps that lead […]