Engaging in Good Deeds

Text: Titus 3:14 Several times in the book of Titus, Paul mentioned “good deeds” and what Titus was to teach regarding them. In this lesson, we will look at what Paul told Titus he was to teach about engaging in good deeds. This is something that is just as necessary today as it was then. Learn to […]

Passing Over the Firstborn

Text: Genesis 49:3-4 In ancient times, the firstborn (particularly the firstborn son) held a place of prominence – inheritance, assume leadership role after the death of the father. There are several examples in the book of Genesis about the firstborn being passed over for a younger brother who would later appear in the genealogy of Christ. Why […]

When Every Man Does What Is Right in His Own Eyes

Text: Judges 17:1-6 The book of Judges covers the period between the conquest of the land of Canaan under Joshua to the time of the kings. It was a time of wickedness, oppression, and anarchy (Judges 2:11-15; 21:25). Toward the end of the book, we are introduced to a man named Micah. This account is an […]

The Controversy Over Institutionalism

Text: 1 Timothy 3:15 The church is the pillar and support of the truth. It is fully capable as God designed it to do the work that the Lord gave it to do. Do we believe that? Sixty years ago in this country, brethren fought battles over “institutionalism.” It was not a new issue then. It […]

Who Were the 7,000?

Text: 1 Kings 19:18 After the showdown with the prophets of Baal, Elijah was forced to flee from Jezebel (1 Kings 19:1-3). With the opposition he was facing, he prayed for the Lord to take his life (1 Kings 19:4). Elijah believed he was the only one left serving the Lord in Israel (1 Kings 19:10, 14). […]

How to Be Built Up

Text: Colossians 2:7 The New Testament repeatedly talks about being “built up” in the Lord. But how does this happen? It is not by the Lord miraculously making us stronger, more mature, better equipped to serve Him, etc. In this lesson, we will notice six ways given in the New Testament that show us how to be “built up” […]

Words Associated with Sin

Text: 1 John 3:4 There are several words in the New Testament that refer to sin. Sometimes these words can be used interchangeably and there is a lot of overlap in meaning between them. But there are also some subtle differences in their meanings. We will consider some of these words here in order to get a […]