Do Not Exceed What Is Written

Text: 1 Corinthians 4:6 Paul had to address several problems in his first letter to Corinth. One had to do with them elevating men and regarding them as more important than they were. He used himself and Apollos as an example to teach them “not to exceed what is written.” His warning to them was […]

Decently and In Order

Text: 1 Corinthians 14:40 Our assemblies must be conducted “decently and in order” (KJV). What does this mean? How can we be sure our assemblies are what they need to be? This lesson will examine 1 Corinthians 14 to see how we can conduct our assemblies in the right way. The Goal is Edification (v. […]

Why Being Non-Denominational Is Not Good Enough

Text: Revelation 3:1 In the past, more emphasis was placed upon denominational affiliation. But for many today, this is less important. This mindset has given rise to the number of “non-denominational” churches. For years, faithful brethren have rightly condemned denominationalism. So is the trend of non-denominationalism a good thing? Maybe not. Why not? Simply being non-denominational is […]

The Future of the Church

Text: 2 Timothy 2:2 This phrase is usually used to refer to children growing up in the church. But even if these children do grow up to be Christians, they will only make up part of the future of the church. This lesson will consider the future of the church and what we can do in […]

Measures of a Sound Church

Text: 2 Timothy 1:13 We sometimes use the term “sound” to describe a local church. What does this mean? And what standard are we to use to indicate whether or not a church is sound? What Does It Mean for a Church to be Sound? The Greek word translated sound means to be well or in […]

The Church and its Money

Text: 1 Corinthians 16:1-2 Each first day of the week we take up a collection. This money is then used by the church. The method of collecting funds in our text is the only way we find that is authorized in the New Testament. However, instead of focusing on that point in this lesson, we’re […]

The Located Preacher

Text: 2 Timothy 4:5 Timothy was told to “do the work of an evangelist.” But how would this be done? There are different theories among brethren about having a “located preacher.” Many (perhaps most) congregations of God’s people have a located preacher. Some practice “mutual edification.” What does the Bible say on this topic? The […]