Precious in the Sight of God

Text: Psalm 116:15 As we grow, it is important that we learn to see things the way God does. Some things that we might value are worthless. We must learn to realize this, see what’s important to God, and set our priorities accordingly. Our text describes something precious to God. We will consider this and other passages that describe things as […]

Sleep

Text: Ecclesiastes 5:12 Sleep is one of the few activities that all humans participate in each day. Our health, mood, mental ability, and performance of tasks depend on the quantity and quality of sleep. The Bible speaks of sleep – both literally and figuratively. In this lesson, we will consider four types of sleep discussed in Scripture. Sleep of Physical Rest […]

All Things Belong to You

Text: 1 Corinthians 3:21-23 We have been abundantly blessed by God. Paul emphasized this in our text – “all things belong to you.” But what does this mean? To answer that, we need to look at what he said and what is in the context. The Context Is About Not Boasting In one’s own wisdom (1 Corinthians […]

How to Walk by Faith and Not by Sight

Text: 2 Corinthians 4:16-5:9 In our text, Paul told the brethren in Corinth that we are to “walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7). We could say that this is the fundamental idea behind being a Christian. But what does it mean? How do we “walk by faith” and “not by sight”? To […]

Remember Those Who Led You

Text: Hebrews 13:7 Memorial Day in the United States is for remembering those who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. This is good to remember as these sacrifices have greatly contributed to our ability to lead a “tranquil and quiet life” (1 Timothy 2:2). However, there are others we should remember as well. In this […]

Lessons from Lazarus

Text: Luke 16:19-31 In the account of the rich man and Lazarus, we often focus on the rich man and/or the afterlife. But what can we learn from Lazarus? There are certain lessons taught by implication – not explicitly stated, but are still there. He was a man of great character in the face of […]

The Day of Jesus’ Resurrection

Text: 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 This is the fourth in a series of lessons examining some great days in history – not in secular history, but days of spiritual importance. In this fourth lesson, we’re going to be discussing the day of Jesus’ resurrection. Without the resurrection, our faith in Christ would be worthless; but because of the resurrection, we have […]