Regular Christians Who Fell Away

Text: 1 Corinthians 10:12 Paul used the example of the Israelites to warn the brethren in Corinth. God chose them and led them out of Egypt, yet they disobeyed God and were punished. They were examples for us. It is possible for us to begin serving the Lord, then fall away. We will notice some examples […]

Better Not to Know

Text: 2 Peter 2:20-21 Some people say that “ignorance is bliss.” The Bible does not teach this, but it does say there can be times when it is better not to know something in certain circumstances. It is not that “not knowing” is to be preferred in every case, but knowing changes things. Knowing certain things affects […]

The Message of Hosea: Spiritual Harlotry

Text: Hosea 1:2 In this series, we are going to do an overview of the Minor Prophets. The goal is to (1) understand the overall theme of each book and (2) see what lessons there are for us. In this lesson, we are going to see what we can learn from the book of Hosea. Historical Context […]

Why Would Christians Follow Diotrephes?

In John’s third letter, he warned about a man named Diotrephes. We often talk about his desire for preeminence, his rule over the church, and the trouble he caused; but we don’t usually talk about his followers. In this lesson, we are going to consider the followers of Diotrephes and why they would follow him. How […]

Belonging To The Way

Text: Acts 9:1-2 When persecution began with the death of Stephen, those “belonging to the Way” were targeted. We will discuss the idea of persecution more in the next lesson. But in order to face this persecution, we must first belong to “the way.” This lesson will examine what the Scriptures teach about belonging to “the way” […]

What Is Impossible

Text: Hebrews 6:18 Man is always thinking about possibilities – what could be, what might happen, etc. We dream about what might be possible and plan based upon what is impossible. The Bible also discusses possibilities and impossibilities. In this lesson, we are going to see what the Bible says is impossible. Impossible for God […]

The Blessing of Autonomy

Text: 1 Peter 5:1-2 One characteristic of the Lord’s church that makes it different from most churches of men is autonomy. Why did the Lord design the church to be this way? We can look to the Bible to see what has been revealed that would show at least some of His reasons. So in this lesson, […]