Taking Personal Responsibility

Text: Philippians 2:12 We are living in a time in which we are more cut off from others than we had been previously. This makes it all the more important that we take personal responsibility – for our faith and our standing before God. In this lesson, we’re going to see why this is important and the ways […]

A City Set on a Hill

Text: Matthew 5:14 In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus described His disciples as “a city set on a hill.” Cities were often built on hills and raised areas because there were benefits to doing this. Jesus’ disciples are like this – there are benefits of being like the city on a hill, but there are also […]

Jeremiah and the Parable of the Sower

Text: Matthew 13:3-9 One of the more well-known parables of Jesus is the parable of the sower. It is a simple parable – its basic point can be explained quickly, yet it teaches an important lesson. It is also one we can build upon to draw out other points. In this lesson, we are going to consider […]

Regular Christians Who Encouraged Their Brethren

Text: Hebrews 3:12-13 Christians are expected to encourage one another – not occasionally, but consistently/regularly. This is to prevent us from being hardened by sin, falling away, and developing an unbelieving heart. This can happen to any of us; therefore, we all need to be encouraging and be encouraged. Providing encouragement is something that any of us can do. […]

Good Things to Do When You’re Older

Text: Titus 2:2-3 The previous lesson focused on good things to do when you’re young. What if we are not young anymore? What responsibilities do we have when we are older? This is not just about what we are to do when we are “old” or at the end of our lives. This is a wide range […]

The Christian and the World

Text: John 17:14-21 There may be times when we wish we could escape the world – but is not practical or realistic. There is a “relationship” that Christians have with the world. Jesus described this in our text. The context is about the apostles, yet the principles can apply to all Christians. Hated by the […]

What Jesus’ Death Was Designed to Do

Text: John 12:32-34 In our text, Jesus explained that He was going to die, but the crowds did not understand why. They misunderstood the Old Testament prophecies and believed the Christ would not die. Many today do not understand why Jesus died. What was the purpose of His death? We are going to notice eight things that […]