The Two Debtors

Text: Luke 7:40-43 Jesus often used parables in His teaching – using an everyday illustration to describe a spiritual truth. In this parable, Jesus described two men who were forgiven of their debt. They owed different amounts, but both were forgiven. As we study this, we are going to attempt to identify the MAIN point. Once […]

Healing the Sick

Text: James 5:13-20 This lesson is the tenth and final in a series on the book of James. In this passage, James talked about healing the sick – both physical and spiritual sickness. The Importance of Prayer (v. 13-18) Most of this passage addresses the topic of prayer – many reasons to pray; however, in this passage, the […]

The Result of Following Your Heart

Text: Jeremiah 17 A popular idea in our modern culture is that we should “follow our heart.” While it is popular, it is not wise. God described the heart as “deceitful” and “desperately sick” (Jeremiah 17:9). In this lesson, we’re going to examine this chapter and see what happens when we follow our heart. Though we […]

Mercy and Judgment

Text: James 2:1-13 This lesson is the third in a series on the book of James. In this passage, James discussed mercy and judgment – what they mean in our standing before God and how we are to apply these principles in our dealings with others. Warning Against Showing Favoritism (v. 1-7) James just finished discussing […]

Balaam and the Donkey

Text: Numbers 22:15-35 Balaam is mentioned three times in the New Testament. Each time false teachers were likened to him – motivated by greed (2 Peter 2:15; Jude 11) and led God’s people astray (Revelation 2:14). The most memorable incident in his life was his argument with a talking donkey (Numbers 22:21-31). His character was on display […]

Testing for Leprosy

Text: Leviticus 13:1-3 The law of Moses contained several tests to determine if one was infected with leprosy (Leviticus 13). This was a dangerous and contagious disease that would eat away at their body and spread to others. It needed to be detected, properly diagnosed, isolated, and (hopefully) cured. We can draw a parallel between this and […]

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 […]