Conduct Yourselves in a Manner Worthy of the Gospel

Text: Philippians 1:27-30 When Paul wrote to the church at Philippi, there were very few problems that he needed to address. These brethren were faithfully following the Lord and were an encouragement to the apostle. So he encouraged them to continue serving the Lord in a way that would please Him. He told them to “conduct [themselves] in a manner […]

The Church as a Self-Edifying Body

Text: Ephesians 4:11-16 There are several ways that the church is described in the New Testament. One way is in our text – the church is a self-edifying body What does this mean? Why did the Lord give this role to the church? How is this role carried out? What Does This Mean? Body – this […]

What Is the Church to Be Doing?

Text: Matthew 28:20 This is the fourth and final lesson in a series dealing with the church. We already noticed that Jesus built ONE church; that His church is to follow His will; and that God adds people to the church upon believing, repenting, and being baptized. In this lesson, we’re going to ask the […]

The Controversy Over Institutionalism

Text: 1 Timothy 3:15 The church is the pillar and support of the truth. It is fully capable as God designed it to do the work that the Lord gave it to do. Do we believe that? Sixty years ago in this country, brethren fought battles over “institutionalism.” It was not a new issue then. It […]

How to Be Built Up

Text: Colossians 2:7 The New Testament repeatedly talks about being “built up” in the Lord. But how does this happen? It is not by the Lord miraculously making us stronger, more mature, better equipped to serve Him, etc. In this lesson, we will notice six ways given in the New Testament that show us how to be “built up” […]

The Lord’s Church

Text: Matthew 16:18 This is the first in a series of lessons about different churches. There are many different churches in the religious world. We need to know why they are different and why that is important. In this lesson, we will look at the church that Jesus established – the one shown to us […]

One Another

Text: Romans 12:4-5 Paul told the saints in Rome that they were “members one of another.” They were part of the same body, which should lead them to act in a certain way toward each another. In this lesson, we will consider what Paul told the Christians in Rome about this. How they were to treat […]