The Church’s Money

Text: 1 Corinthians 16:2 Historically, this has been a controversial topic. But was all of this controversy based on a flawed assumption. What if there are no special rules concerning the collection? Let us consider five questions. How Does the Church Raise Money? Through the collection on the first day of the week (1 Corinthians 16:2) […]

The Church and its Money

Text: 1 Corinthians 16:1-2 Each first day of the week we take up a collection. This money is then used by the church. The method of collecting funds in our text is the only way we find that is authorized in the New Testament. However, instead of focusing on that point in this lesson, we’re […]

House Churches

Text: Philemon 1-2 What Exactly is a House Church? Generally smaller (approximately 15-25 members) Typically meet in someone’s house But there is more to the house church movement than the size & location of a congregation’s assembly Two different kinds of house churches — one is connected to a larger church, the other is independent […]

Plundered Egyptian Gold

Text: Exodus 12:35-36 Gold Was Taken from Egypt (Exodus 12:35-36) — God provides (James 1:17) Gold Used in the Tabernacle (Exodus 25:1-3, 8-9) — God expects us to return some of our blessings to Him (1 Corinthians 16:1-2) Gold Used to Make the Golden Calf (Exodus 32:1-4) — Must not turn our blessings into idols […]

Ananias & Sapphira

Text: Acts 5:1-11 The Background (Acts 4:34-37) Lesson about Money We are free to use it as we see fit (Acts 5:4) But our use of money must be guided by divine principles In matters of liberty, we must not pass judgment against others (Romans 14:4,10) Their Sin – Lied to the Holy Spirit (v. […]


Our Attitude – James 1:17; Philippians 4:10-12; 1 Timothy 6:9-10 Our Responsibility Care for self – 2 Thessalonians 3:8-10 Care for our own – 1 Timothy 5:8 Help the needy – Ephesians 4:28; Galatians 6:10 Give to local church – 1 Corinthians 16:1-2; 2 Corinthians 9:6-7 Help support preachers – Galatians 6:6 Pay taxes – […]

Why We Do What We Do in the Assembly

Text: 1 Peter 3:15; Colossians 3:17 Singing – Ephesians 5:19; 1 Corinthians 14:15 Prayers – Acts 2:42; 1 Corinthians 14:15 Lord’s Supper – Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 11:23-34 Giving – 1 Corinthians 16:1-2 Preaching – Acts 2:42; 20:7