Cursing Kings in Your Bedroom

Text: Ecclesiastes 10:20 Solomon gave instructions about what we say about those in power (or in positions of influence). We live in a time of unpopular leaders, social media, and technology that allows for the monitoring of private conversations and communications. Therefore, this verse is an important one to remember. There are three points we will consider from this […]

The Evils of Alcohol

Text: Proverbs 23:29-35 Many have questions about the use of alcohol. We need to know what the Bible says about it. In this lesson, we are going to talk about the evils of alcohol. Negative Effects of Alcohol (Proverbs 23:29) Emotional (“Who has woe?“) – lamentation; emotional distress; ironically, many turn to alcohol as a way to […]

How to Fix Our Broken Nation

Text: Proverbs 14:34 After the recent mass shooting in San Bernardino, CA, the New York Daily News headline – “God Isn’t Fixing This” – mocked God, prayer, and Christians as a whole. Many believe that God does not fix the problems in the world because He does not exist, does not care, or is incapable of […]

What Is a Christian and Why Does It Matter?

Text: Revelation 2:9-10 The world is becoming more hostile toward “Christianity.” While we should certainly sympathize with those who suffer unjustly, the reality is that most news reports about those suffering for being Christians are not Christians in the New Testament sense. What does that mean? Why does it matter? This lesson will answer those questions. […]

God’s Marriage Law

Text: Mark 10:2-12 There is much confusion and controversy today about marriage. Many believe they can marry whoever they want, define marriage however they want, and end it whenever they want. God instituted marriage; therefore, His laws define and regulate marriage. This lesson considers what the Bible says about God’s marriage law. Origin of Marriage Marriage […]

The Sanctity of Life

Text: Genesis 9:6 The Scriptures teach that we are to respect life. Sadly, many do not. They disregard the lives of others – even their own lives. In this lesson, we will consider what the Bible says about the sanctity of life. We Are to Value Life Our physical lives are temporary (Psalm 90:10; James […]

Bible Lessons for Times of Civil Unrest

Text: Acts 21:30-36 During times of civil unrest, while specific details may vary in each situation, there are certain Biblical principles that we need to remember. Luke records a brief episode of civil unrest in Jerusalem (Acts 21:30-36) that was marked by violence, confusion, an increased military presence, and protests. Let us consider some Bible […]