Do Not Be Like Ephraim

Text: Hosea 6:4 Hosea warned the people of Israel (Ephraim) about God’s judgment that was coming against them for their sin. In the passages we will consider, he compared the people to different things – dew, a dove, and a donkey. The warning we are to take from these passages is this: Do not be like […]

The Arrogant Have Dug Pits For Me

Text: Psalm 119:81-88 Eleventh stanza of Psalm 119 – This lesson is about persecution that comes from following God’s word. This is important for us to remember since we will all face persecution (2 Timothy 3:12). These verses not only speak of the reality of persecution, but the hope we have despite of it. Sometimes […]

“Have You Considered My Servant Job?”

Text: Job 1:8 The book of Job describes the sufferings of a righteous man. His friends tried to convince him that he was suffering because he had sinned, but Job maintained his innocence. This lesson examines what God said about Job. Hopefully, He could say the same about us. Servant of God God called Job, “My […]

Great Is Your Faithfulness

Text: Lamentations 3:19-26 Jeremiah praised God for His faithfulness, mercy, and compassion – despite the miserable conditions that existed around him. This lesson will consider what Jeremiah said regarding the faithfulness of God in order to encourage us to put our trust – or keep our trust – in Him. We Will Suffer in Life […]

The Parable of the Vineyard

Text: Isaiah 5:1-7 The Parable God planted a vineyard – located on a fertile hill (v. 1); removed its stones (v. 2); planted with the choicest vine (v. 2); built a tower & hewed out a wine vat (v. 2); expected good grapes, but it only produced worthless ones (v. 2) Judgment of the vineyard […]

Christians In Name Only

Text: Revelation 3:1 “Christian” is More than a Name The term “Christian” describes what we are — Christ-like Disciples of Christ (Acts 11:26) — daily, full-time responsibility One must be persuaded to become a Christian (Acts 26:28) — different than the world Target of persecution (1 Peter 4:12,16) If one wants to be a Christian, […]

God’s Grace to Jerusalem

Text: Ezekiel 16 Man’s Helplessness without God (v. 4-5) We have no hope without God (Ephesians 2:12) Why? … Sin (Isaiah 59:2; Romans 6:23) God Showed Kindness to Man (v. 6) This was done while man was in his helpless state (Romans 5:6-10) As we will see, grace does not guarantee salvation (Titus 2:11; Matthew […]