Taking Personal Responsibility

Text: Philippians 2:12 We are living in a time in which we are more cut off from others than we had been previously. This makes it all the more important that we take personal responsibility – for our faith and our standing before God. In this lesson, we’re going to see why this is important and the ways […]

A New Covenant

Text: Jeremiah 31:31-34 The Lord, through Jeremiah, spoke of something coming that was new – a new covenant. This was a prophecy that pointed toward something that was coming in the future. The Hebrew writer quoted this to explain that this came through Christ (Hebrews 8:8-12). Let us consider what this passage has to say about the new covenant. […]

The Soul Who Sins Will Die

Text: Ezekiel 18:4 Many people do not want to take responsibility for their actions. They blame others for what they do wrong. The Lord addressed this mentality among His people in this chapter. We need to learn these lessons. Each Person Is Accountable for His Own Sins (v. 1-4) The Lord began by addressing a proverb […]

Burdens of Teaching the Bible

Text: James 3:1 The previous lesson focused on the blessings of teaching the Bible. We need to look at the “rest of the story” – not to discourage us from teaching, but we must recognize that there are burdens/responsibilities that come with this. So in this lesson, we will consider the burdens that come with teaching the […]

The Problem with Organized Religion

Text: Ephesians 4:11-12, 16, 22-24 Many people today disparage “organized religion.” Instead, they just want a “personal relationship” with Jesus. However, this is not an “either-or” proposition. In our service to God, we have personal and corporate responsibilities. In this lesson, we will discuss these responsibilities and notice what the real problem is with “organized […]

How to Lose Your Soul

Text: Matthew 16:26 Our soul is more valuable than anything and everything in this world. Even if we could obtain all of the material things in this would, our soul is more valuable. Jesus said it was foolish to forfeit our soul for the whole world, yet many forfeit their souls for far less. How do […]

“The Way of the Lord Is Not Right”

Text: Ezekiel 18:25 As the Lord delivered a message through the prophet Ezekiel, He gave a message that the people did not like. They said, “The way of the Lord is not right.” Often when people disagree with the Lord, they will not be as blunt in expressing their objection – this is especially true with religious […]