What Jesus’ Death Was Designed to Do

Text: John 12:32-34 In our text, Jesus explained that He was going to die, but the crowds did not understand why. They misunderstood the Old Testament prophecies and believed the Christ would not die. Many today do not understand why Jesus died. What was the purpose of His death? We are going to notice eight things that […]

Giving Thanks to God

Text: 1 Thessalonians 5:18 As the Thanksgiving holiday is approaching, many are focusing on their blessings. Of course, recognizing our blessings and showing gratitude for them should not be confined to a single day. However, this does serve as a good reminder of the attitude that we should have at all times. So in this lesson, […]

Christ Our Mediator

Text: 1 Timothy 2:5 One of the ways that Jesus is described in the NT is as a mediator. It is important that we understand what this means. This lesson will look at Jesus’ qualifications, His work as mediator, and how we benefit from this. What Is a Mediator? Means “a go-between” (Vine’s) – used two […]

By What Are We Justified?

Text: Romans 8:29-30 The concept of justification is of major importance in the gospel. But what does it mean to be justified? It means that God recognizes us as righteous or right before Him. This divine recognition is key – we cannot declare ourselves to be righteous, we are righteous if God labels us that […]

“My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?”

Text: Psalm 22 David described one who was suffering and seemed to be forsaken by God, but ultimately God was with him. This psalm prophesied of Jesus (Matthew 27:46). At the same time, this psalm expressed the feelings of David in response to his own situation. In this lesson, we are going to examine this […]

Instructions Regarding the Lord’s Supper

Text: 1 Corinthians 11:23-34 Paul gave the brethren in Corinth instructions regarding the Lord’s Supper while also correcting some errors about it. It is important that we are periodically reminded of topics like this one. We need to observe the Lord’s Supper properly. Instructions Were Given by the Lord (1 Corinthians 11:23) Paul received this from the […]

Our Adequacy Is From God

Text: 2 Corinthians 3:4-6 There are times in life when everyone of us, no matter who we are, feels inadequate. We should not feel this way, especially as Christians, even though it is tempting at times. Why should we not feel inadequate? Paul explained that “our adequacy [sufficiency, KJV] is from God.” Why We May Feel […]