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 […]

Warning to Kings

Text: Jeremiah 22:13-17 This passage comes between addresses to two of Josiah’s sons who reigned after him – Shallum/Jehoahaz (Jeremiah 22:1-12; 2 Kings 23:30-33) and Jehoiakim/Eliakim (Jeremiah 22:18-30; 2 Kings 23:34-37). Shallum/Jehoahaz was made king by the people (2 Kings 23:30). Jehoiakim was made king by Pharaoh Neco (2 Kings 23:34). Both did evil in […]

Add Moral Excellence

Text: 2 Peter 1:5-11 Faith must be the foundation of all that we do. Yet there are various qualities we are to add to our faith. In this lesson, the trait we will focus on is moral excellence. Define Moral Excellence KJV uses the term virtue Greek word areté – moral goodness, seen by others, “what gives man […]

The Importance of Numbers

Text: Acts 26:28-29 This is a follow-up to the previous lesson on things that are more important than numbers. There are certainly things we must not sacrifice for the sake of larger numbers; however, we should not overreact and think that smaller numbers are inherently good. We need to remember that numbers represent people – made in the image […]

Who Will Be Spared From Judgment?

Text: Ezekiel 14:12-20 Our text describes judgment against a country because of their sins against God. Yet three men would be saved by their righteousness – Noah, Daniel, and Job. We are living in a wicked society, but this passage gives us hope. We can be saved like these men were. Let us notice the chief […]