The Sanctity of Life

Text: Genesis 9:6 The Scriptures teach that we are to respect life. Sadly, many do not. They disregard the lives of others – even their own lives. In this lesson, we will consider what the Bible says about the sanctity of life. We Are to Value Life Our physical lives are temporary (Psalm 90:10; James […]

What Happens After Death?

Text: Job 14:14 Is there life after death? Many say ‘no’ – they believe that our existence here is all there is. But we say ‘yes’ – there is life after death. But what happens after death? In this lesson, we will consider some various theories people have about the afterlife and will compare these […]

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 – value what He values. Some things that we value are worthless (Isaiah 44:9). We must realize this and be willing to sacrifice them to follow the Lord (Philippians 3:8). We need to see what is […]

Some Things Never Change

Text: Ecclesiastes 1:9-10 As we approach the end to another year, we tend to do a couple things. First, we look back at the changes that have taken place in our lives. Second, we look ahead to changes that may be coming in the future. And while our lives are filled with changes, it is […]

How Jesus Identified with Man

Text: Hebrews 2:10-18 One of the major themes of the book of Hebrews is the priesthood of Christ. But Jesus needed to identify with man in order to be our high priest (Hebrews 2:17). This lesson examines several ways in which Jesus identified with man. He Partook of Flesh and Blood (v. 14) All people […]

Your Life is a Vapor

Text: James 4:13-17 Recent events have reminded us of the uncertainty of life (the Boston Marathon bombing and the Texas fertilizer plant explosion). We get similar reminders all the time. James warns us that if we do not have the proper understanding and attitude about the uncertainty of life, then we jeopardize our souls. So […]

Different Types of Baptisms in the New Testament

Text: Ephesians 4:5 Paul said there was “one baptism.” Yet the New Testament mentions at least six different types of baptisms. What are they? Which is the “one baptism” that is right for us today? Baptism of John Preached by John the Baptist (Mark 1:1-5) This was a baptism of repentance (Mark 1:4) – repentance […]