Searching for a Man

Text: Ezekiel 22:30 We sometimes wonder what good one person can do. Individually, how much do our actions impact the situation around us? From our perspective, the impact may be minimal; but from God’s perspective, it may be much different. Our text reminds us of the importance of our efforts as individuals so that we will […]

My Heart Stands in Awe of Your Words

Text: Psalm 119:161-168 Twenty-first stanza of Psalm 119 – In this lesson, we will focus on the idea of reverence. If we fear God, we should hold His word in the highest regard. This will cause us to respond to His word in a certain way. We Should Stand in Awe of God’s Words (Psalm 119:161) […]

Cain, Balaam, and Korah

Text: Jude 11 Jude intended to write this letter about their “common salvation,” but deviated from his original topic and told them to “contend earnestly for the faith” (Jude 3). He warned that those who attacked “the faith” would be punished by God (Jude 5-7). Who were they? Jude warned that they were following in […]

I Love Your Commandments Above Gold

Text: Psalm 119:121-128 Sixteenth stanza of Psalm 119 – This lesson is about the riches that are found in the word of God. We will notice how the psalmist contrasts God’s commandments with gold. We can see why God’s word is so much more valuable as we consider these verses. We Must Value God’s Commandments […]

From Your Precepts I Get Understanding

Text: Psalm 119:97-104 Thirteenth stanza of Psalm 119 – God meant for His word to be understood. Not only can it be understood, it can be understood by anyone. Furthermore, if we have the right attitude, we can continue to progress in our understanding, even to the point that we surpass those who might generally be “older […]

Troublemakers in the Early Church

Text: Romans 14:19 Within the Lord’s church, we are to pursue peace. Unfortunately, not everyone does this. Furthermore, some from outside of the church try to cause trouble for Christians. This lesson looks at four examples of troublemakers in the early church to see what we can learn from them. Saul Saul was a persecutor (Acts […]

Perfecting Holiness

Text: 2 Corinthians 7:1 Christians are called to be perfect (Matthew 5:48). This is what we continually strive for. One of the ways in which we are to be perfect is in regard to holiness (2 Corinthians 7:1). How do we perfect holiness? That is what we will consider in this lesson. What is Holiness? […]