Learning About The Way

Text: Acts 24:22 When Paul stood before rulers on trial, some knew nothing of the background of his teaching or the church. However, Felix had “a more exact knowledge about the Way” (Acts 24:22). In order for “the way” to benefit us, we must know of it. The Way That Is Narrow Jesus contrasted two different […]

Why People Miss the Obvious

Text: Acts 28:23-29 Paul spoke to the Jews in Rome from the Law and the Prophets intending to lead them to Christ. However, some would not believe even though the truth should have been obvious to them when it was presented. Sadly, the same thing happens today – people miss some obvious truths in God’s word. […]

The Sum of Your Word is Truth

Text: Psalm 119:153-160 Twentieth stanza of Psalm 119 – This lesson focuses on truth. However, it is not enough to simply recognize that the word is truth. We must also obey it if we hope to be saved. The Sum of God’s Word is Truth (Psalm 119:160) We have seen already in this psalm that God’s […]

Some Things Never Change

Text: Ecclesiastes 1:9-10 As we approach the end to another year, we tend to do a couple things. First, we look back at the changes that have taken place in our lives. Second, we look ahead to changes that may be coming in the future. And while our lives are filled with changes, it is […]

Speaking Truth

Text: Proverbs 12:17-19 This passage outlines three reasons why it is important to speak the truth. Speaking Truth Imparts What is Right (v. 17) Truth is not an opinion – popular opinion / majority rule does not determine what is right Solomon contrasts one who “speaks truth” with a “false witness” – a witness testifies […]

What Others Say and What You Say

Text: Matthew 16:13-17 Before promising to build His church, Jesus taught His disciples an important lesson on what to believe. He first asked them who others said the Son of Man was, then asked them who they said He was. It was helpful to recognize what others were saying. But it was also vitally important […]

For The Truth

Text: 2 Corinthians 13:8 What can we do that would benefit or support the truth? Learn the truth (1 Timothy 4:13; 2 Timothy 2:15) Believe the truth (Hebrews 11:1;  Timothy 1:12) Practice the truth (James 2:26; 1 Peter 1:22) Teach the truth (1 Peter 3:15) Defend the truth (Philippians 1:16-17; 2 Corinthians 10:3-5) Encourage the […]