Some Things Christians Cannot Do

Text: Matthew 5:14 There are many things that Christians should not do. But the Bible also teaches that there are some things that Christians cannot do. As we consider these, keep in mind that Jesus said these are things we cannot do, so do not think that you might be the exception to the rule (cf. Romans […]

“Do Not Be Conformed”

Text: Romans 12:2 Paul warned the saints in Rome to not be conformed to the world. Why? What made conformity to the world such a temptation? And why does the world want Christians to conform? We will consider these questions in our lesson. Why Conformity is a Temptation Conformity generally leads to acceptance (John 15:18-19) […]

What Would Jesus Do?

Text: Hebrews 12:1-3 “What would Jesus do?” Many religious people ask themselves this question as they try to determine the right course of action in a given situation. Their intentions may be good, but this is the wrong question. Why? It is too subjective, turning our responsibility into nothing more than what we think Jesus […]

What Titus Was Told To Do

Text: Titus 1-3 In the brief letter to the young evangelist Titus, Paul told him to do certain things. Examining these instructions will teach us some things about preaching, the church, the truth, and more. So let us briefly examine seven things that Titus was told to do. Appoint Elders (1:5) God’s plan for the local […]

“I Am A Nobody”

Text: 2 Corinthians 12:11-12 In writing to Corinth, Paul defended his apostleship while trying not to sound arrogant. He was defending the message without elevating self. We are not to overestimate our significance. However, we are also not to underestimate our importance. In this lesson, we will consider some things we can learn from Paul’s statement. Reject […]

John’s Letter to Gaius

Text: 3 John The letter of 3 John is addressed to a man named Gaius. There are at least three men named Gaius in the New Testament – Gaius of Corinth (1 Corinthians 1:14), Gaius of Derbe (Acts 20:4), and Gaius of Macedonia (Acts 19:29). We do not know if this Gaius was one of […]

Five Ways to Test Your Faith

Text: 2 Corinthians 13:5 Christians need to “test” themselves to be sure they are “in the faith.” How can we determine if we are being as faithful as we ought to be? This lesson will examine five questions to ask ourselves about our faith. Are You Obedient to the Faith? For many in the religious […]