Joy and Peace

Text: Philippians 4:4-8 The world has always been a place of turmoil, stress, and worry. It seems as though problems have only compounded. However, Paul told the brethren in Philippi to rejoice ALWAYS and be anxious for NOTHING. How can Christians have such joy and peace? We will examine this passage to find out. Two […]

What Are Christians to Do in a Global Pandemic?

Text: Matthew 10:16 At the present time, everyone is talking about the Coronavirus. It originated in China and has been spreading throughout the world. The World Health Organization has classified it as a pandemic. The President of the United States has declared a national emergency. A lot of people are scared, there’s a lot of uncertainty, and people […]

Resisting the Devil

Text: 1 Peter 5:6-10 Satan is trying to destroy us and cause us to miss out on the reward that God has made available for the faithful. Yet God has made it so that we can resist the devil and overcome him. Humble Yourselves Before God (v. 6) Therefore – based upon what was just said […]

Through Many Tribulations (Part 3: Sacrifices)

Text: Acts 14:22 Paul and Barnabas encouraged the brethren to remain faithful to the Lord “through many tribulations” so they could reach the final reward of heaven. The kinds of tribulations that we may face could be unique to Christians or common to all people. Any of these tribulations could potentially derail our faith and […]

Be Anxious for Nothing

Text: Philippians 4:6-7 Everyone has to deal with things in life that cause anxiety, stress, and worry. Christians are no exception. How do we deal with such things? Paul explained in our text. This lesson will examine his instruction to the Philippians. Be Anxious KJV uses the word careful – means full of care, worried, troubled The world is […]

Little Faith

Text: Matthew 8:10, 26 This is a follow-up lesson to the one about great faith. In this lesson, we will examine what it means to have little faith. All of us need to examine ourselves and see how we can improve. Little Faith Worries About the Things of This Life (Matthew 6:30-32) Jesus cited God’s providential care […]

Do Not Worry

Text: Matthew 6:24-34 It is often easy to allow ourselves to worry about various things in life. Some become so consumed by anxiety that they find it difficult to function. In this passage, Jesus gives eight reasons why we should not worry. Do Not Worry Because… We Are Serving the Wrong Master When We Worry […]