The Demands of Discipleship

Text: Luke 9:57-62 We have been called to be disciples of Jesus – but this is not an easy life. Discipleship is demanding. Certain things are required of us and not everyone will be willing to be a disciple. In our text, Jesus encountered three prospective disciples. In His responses to them, He showed just how […]

Joshua’s Challenge to the People

Text: Joshua 24:14 We remember Joshua’s famous statement: “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” But what did serving the Lord include? What was he challenging the people to do? This lesson examines Joshua’s challenge to the people and see how it applies to us. Fear the Lord Reverence for God […]

The Head Covering

Text: 1 Corinthians 11:1-16 The Standard Imitate Christ (v. 1) Hold firmly to apostolic traditions (v. 2) Chain of Command God, Christ, man, woman (v. 3) This is about order, not about superiority/inferiority (Galatians 3:28) Necessary Roles Any organization or collective group has to be organized (1 Corinthians 12:14-31) Man & woman are not independent […]

What Hinders Us?

Text: Acts 8:36 What hinders one from obeying the gospel, doing what is right, or growing in Christ? Sin – Hebrews 12:1 Others – Galatians 2:12 Our Past – Philippians 3:12-14 Our Commitment – Luke 14:28-30 Lack of Knowledge – 2 Timothy 2:15 Lack of Faith – Acts 8:37