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 […]

Remember Those Who Led You

Text: Hebrews 13:7 Memorial Day in the United States is for remembering those who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. This is good to remember as these sacrifices have greatly contributed to our ability to lead a “tranquil and quiet life” (1 Timothy 2:2). However, there are others we should remember as well. In this […]

Being Like Christ

Text: 1 Peter 2:11-25 Jesus is the perfect example for us. In our text, Peter explained how we are to be like Him in doing good, submitting to God, and enduring sufferings for His name. Be an Example to Others (v. 11-12) As aliens and strangers – this world is not our home (Philippians 3:20) […]