Instructions Regarding the Lord’s Supper

Text: 1 Corinthians 11:23-34 Paul gave the brethren in Corinth instructions regarding the Lord’s Supper while also correcting some errors about it. It is important that we are periodically reminded of topics like this one. We need to observe the Lord’s Supper properly. Instructions Were Given by the Lord (1 Corinthians 11:23) Paul received this from the […]

Exerting a Positive Influence

Text: Matthew 5:16 Unfortunately, there are sometimes good reasons why someone would be surprised to learn that another person is a Christian. Whatever those reasons are, it means that the Christian is not exerting a positive influence. This means that he is not in a position to credibly lead someone else to the truth. How can […]

Multiplying Religious Error

Text: Ezekiel 16:23-26 Our text uses some rather crude language to describe the sin of the people of Jerusalem. They had been unfaithful to God and committed spiritual adultery. In an effort to please all the nations around them, they multiplied their sin. This is analogous to what is happening more and more in the religious world, particularly […]

Is Everything We Do Considered “Worship”?

Text: John 4:24 Jesus emphasized the need to worship God in spirit and truth (right attitude and right actions). However, while we might think of “worship” as a basic concept, some have attempted to redefine it. Some consider all of our lives as worship. If we are to worship God acceptably, we must understand what […]

A New and Living Way

Text: Hebrews 10:19-25 Throughout the book of Hebrews, the writer has compared the new covenant with the old covenant. In every way, the new covenant in Christ is far superior to the old covenant. Because the new way is better, we should respond in a certain way. The Hebrew writer said, “Let us” do certain things. […]

Church Membership

Text: 1 Corinthians 12:27 The term “church membership” is not used in the New Testament, but the concept is certainly taught (1 Corinthians 12:14-30). In this lesson, we will consider the topic of church membership by asking three questions. (1) What is church membership? (2) How do we become members? (3) What are members to […]

Decently and In Order

Text: 1 Corinthians 14:40 Our assemblies must be conducted “decently and in order” (KJV). What does this mean? How can we be sure our assemblies are what they need to be? This lesson will examine 1 Corinthians 14 to see how we can conduct our assemblies in the right way. The Goal is Edification (v. […]