Learning About The Way

Text: Acts 24:22 When Paul stood before rulers on trial, some knew nothing of the background of his teaching or the church. However, Felix had “a more exact knowledge about the Way” (Acts 24:22). In order for “the way” to benefit us, we must know of it. The Way That Is Narrow Jesus contrasted two different […]

Give Us a King

Text: 1 Samuel 8:4-9 The Israelites demanded that Samuel appoint a king to rule over them. They were a distinct people – God’s chosen nation (Deuteronomy 7:6) – yet they wanted to be like all the nations around them. This chapter is sometimes used to discuss the danger of God’s people wanting to be like the […]

Today

Text: Hebrews 3:14-15 This is the eighth and final lesson in a series of lessons examining some great days in history – not in secular history, but days of spiritual importance. In this eighth lesson, we’re not going to keep moving further down a timeline (nothing past the day of eternity). Instead, we’re going to talk about today – […]

The Obedience That Is Required By God

Text: Philippians 2:12-13 The Scriptures are clear – the Lord expects His people to obey Him (Luke 6:46; John 14:15; Hebrews 5:9). Our text is another passage that emphasizes the need for obedience. This lesson will take a closer look at this passage and see how Paul describes the obedience that is required by God. […]

The Rescue of Lot

Text: Genesis 14 Lot had the misfortune of becoming a captive in a war that was being waged around him. Abram pursued the capturing armies, defeated them, freed Lot, then met two kings after his victory. There are several lessons we can learn from these events. Lot’s Capture (Genesis 14:8-12) Life is uncertain – Lot […]

Marriage, Homosexuality, and Government

Certain states are now allowing same-sex marriages. What does the Bible have to say about these things? Marriage Established by God in the beginning (Genesis 2:18-24; Mark 10:6-8) God joins two people together (Matthew 19:6) Marriage is for one man & one woman for life (Matthew 19:4-6) Homosexuality Contrary to nature (Romans 1:26-27) It is […]

The Growing Acceptance of Homosexuality

Text: Genesis 19:1-14; Judges 19:10-27, 20:12-13 What We Should Expect as Acceptance Grows They will become more demanding They will become more intolerant They will become more violent What Does the Bible Say about Homosexuality? It is a chosen practice – 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 It is a sinful practice – 1 Timothy 1:9-10; Jude 7 […]