Why Would Anyone Be a Christian?

Text: 1 Corinthians 15:19 In the previous lesson, we talked about the demands of discipleship. Many are unwilling to do what is required to be a disciple. Furthermore, they do not understand why ANYONE would do this. So in this lesson, we are going to answer this question: Why would anyone be a Christian? Christians Have Hope This world […]

The Name of “Christian”

Text: Acts 11:26 In our text, DISCIPLES were called CHRISTIANS. Let us consider what the Bible says about the name we wear. The Importance of a Name Names often reflect a meaning – “called Barnabas…means Son of Encouragement” (Acts 4:36) Yet a name is more than a description – one may be funny, smart, caring, patient, etc.; yet […]

Who Is My Brother?

Text: 1 Peter 2:17 Peter said we are to “love the brotherhood.” This is a special group of people. But who are they? It is important that we know who our brethren are. We need to appreciate the blessings of this brotherhood and fulfill our responsibilities to our brethren. “Brother” Used Different Ways in the […]

The Lord is My Portion

Text: Psalm 119:57-64 Eighth stanza of Psalm 119 – The theme of this lesson is: “The Lord is my portion” (Psalm 119:57). What does this mean? How is it connected to the psalm’s overall theme of God’s word? This lesson considers these questions. What is a “Portion”? (v. 57) Hebrew word (chêleq) means one’s share/territory/possession […]

Reasons to Rejoice

Text: Philippians 4:4 Why does Paul tell the brethren in Philippi to rejoice? It is easy to be distracted by the negative things in this life (Job 14:1), which are a threat to our spiritual wellbeing (Luke 8:14). We may suffer pain, endure hardship and loss, be persecuted, etc. We may not always be happy, […]

The Sin of Achan

Text: Joshua 7:1 With the help of the Lord, the Israelites won a decisive victory over Jericho (Joshua 6:20-21). But at their next battle against the smaller town of Ai, they were defeated (Joshua 7:3-5). The reason for this was because of the sin of one man – Achan. In this study, we’ll consider some […]

I Was Glad When They Said, “Let Us Go to the House of the Lord”

Text: Psalm 122:1 Why Should We Be Glad to Go to the Assembly Opportunity to Worship God (John 4:21-24) Opportunity to Study His Word (Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 14:26) Opportunity to Assemble with Brethren (Hebrews 10:24-25; Ephesians 4:16) Opportunity to Escape Troubles of This Life (Revelation 21:4) Opportunity to Be Reminded of the Joys of […]