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 […]

Through Many Tribulations (Part 1: Loss)

Text: Acts 14:22 Paul and Barnabas encouraged the brethren to remain faithful to the Lord “through many tribulations” so they could reach the final reward of heaven. The kinds of tribulations that we may face could be unique to Christians or common to all people. Any of these tribulations could potentially derail our faith and […]

Lord Willing

Text: James 4:13-17 This passage is often cited to emphasize the uncertainty and brevity of life. It also teaches us the importance of remembering our dependence upon God. There are four lessons to consider from this passage. If we forget these lessons, it will always lead us into sin. Mindfulness (“If the Lord wills“) We […]

What Did Not Exist in Eden

Text: Genesis 2:8 When God created man, He created the perfect place on earth for him to live – the Garden of Eden. Unfortunately, Adam and Eve would lose that home and the consequences would be felt by all people. Why was Eden the perfect place? It has to do with what did NOT exist […]