The Demands of Discipleship

Text: Luke 9:57-62 We have been called to be disciples of Jesus – but this is not an easy life. Discipleship is demanding. Certain things are required of us and not everyone will be willing to be a disciple. In our text, Jesus encountered three prospective disciples. In His responses to them, He showed just how […]

Belonging To The Way

Text: Acts 9:1-2 When persecution began with the death of Stephen, those “belonging to the Way” were targeted. We will discuss the idea of persecution more in the next lesson. But in order to face this persecution, we must first belong to “the way.” This lesson will examine what the Scriptures teach about belonging to “the way” […]

Joseph of Arimathea

Text: Matthew 27:57-60 One of the people we read about in connection with Jesus’ death is Joseph of Arimathea. He took it upon himself to bury the body of Jesus. He is mentioned in all four gospels, but only briefly. There are some lessons we can learn from this man – challenges he faced and traits […]

Daily Discipleship

Text: Luke 9:23 If we are going to be faithful disciples of Christ, it is important that we recognize what we are to do daily. Obviously, Gospel Meetings and the regular assemblies of the church are important (Hebrews 10:25), but there is more to being a disciple than just what we do in the assembly. This […]

Are We Truly Disciples of Christ?

Text: John 8:31-32 Many people claim to be disciples of Christ. But are they truly His disciples? Are we? When Jesus says, ‘then you are truly disciples of Mine,’ He implies that some are not true disciples. So this question is vitally important: Are we truly disciples of Christ? The context shows us what it […]

What is a Christian?

Text: Acts 11:26 A Disciple – Acts 11:26 Called Christians – Acts 11:26 Accepting of Others – Acts 11:20-21 Willing to Help – Acts 11:28-29 Different from the World – Acts 26:28; 1 Peter 4:12,16