The Foundation of Faith

Text: 2 Peter 1:5 In this passage, Peter discussed the need to add various virtues/qualities to our lives as Christians. While all of these are essential, they must be built upon a foundation of faith. In this lesson, we will discuss this foundation of faith. Define Faith Greek word (pistis) – “conviction of the truth of anything” (Thayer); […]

From Saul to Paul

Text: Acts 13:8-12 On his first preaching tour, Saul became known as Paul. Though this did not happen at his conversion, we generally think of Saul as the persecutor and Paul as the Christian. In this lesson, we will be using the names to symbolize the difference between this man as a non-Christian and a Christian. As we […]

Diligent to Preserve the Unity of the Spirit

Text: Ephesians 4:1-6 Unity among God’s people is important to the Lord. He prayed for it before His death (John 17:20-21). It ought to be important to us as well. How can we have unity? To answer this, we can look to what Paul wrote about the unity of the Spirit. Unity of the Spirit Not […]

You Have Need of Endurance

Text: Hebrews 10:36 Endurance is a characteristic that we must have as Christians. But why is it so important? In this lesson, we will consider a few passages that explain why we need to have endurance. Note: We will notice a few different English words used in these verses (endurance, patience, perseverance), but they are […]

Planning for the Future

Text: Proverbs 16:9 If we are going to be pleasing to God, there are two critical factors – God’s instructions and our decisions. We must know what God desires us to do, then we must decide to do it. At the turn of every new year, many make resolutions and goals for the upcoming year. This […]

Those Who Walk in God’s Law are Blessed

Text: Psalm 119:1-8 First stanza of Psalm 119 – Addresses the blessing that God’s word is to us. This lesson considers why we should recognize God’s word as a blessing and what we should do as a result. Blessings Come Because God is with Us (v. 1, 8) This passage begins with an acknowledgment of being […]

“Cursed Be the One Who Does the Lord’s Work Negligently”

Text: Jeremiah 48:10 Verse is found in the prophecy against Moab. In this context, those doing the Lord’s work were the Babylonian soldiers – they were not to be negligent in warring against them. This is a Scriptural principle – we must do the Lord’s work diligently, not negligently (Ecclesiastes 9:10). Be Diligent in Studying […]