The Sect That Is Spoken Against Everywhere

Text: Acts 28:22 When Paul came to Rome as a prisoner, he was permitted to meet with the Jewish leaders. He explained why he was there (Acts 28:17-20). They had not heard about Paul, but they had heard about the church (Acts 28:21-22). The church was the “sect…spoken against everywhere.” Why? There are several reasons for this. As […]

Mark and Avoid

Text: Romans 16:17-18 At the close of his letter to Rome, Paul told the brethren to “mark” and “avoid” certain people. Why would he tell them to do this? What was this to accomplish? And what about the one being marked? In this lesson, we will seek to answer these questions from the word of God. Reasons […]

The Gospel of Adoption

Text: Galatians 4:1-20 This is the fourth of six lessons examining the gospel from the book of Galatians. This lesson will focus on the gospel as a message of adoption. We can become the children of God. Once we do, we must live in a certain way. The Announcement Christ came at the fullness of time (Galatians 4:4) – this was […]

The Gospel of Unity

Text: Galatians 2:1-21 This is the second of six lessons examining the gospel from the book of Galatians. This lesson will focus on the gospel as a message of unity. The Announcement There is liberty in Christ (Galatians 2:4) – Paul mentioned the liberty that we have in Christ (cf. 2 Corinthians 3:17); does not mean we are free to […]

What Christians Need to Know About the Jehovah’s Witnesses

Text: 1 John 4:1 It is good for Christians to have at least a basic understanding of what others believe in order to be better equipped to teach the truth and defend against error. This lesson will highlight some notable beliefs of the Jehovah’s Witnesses and explain how these are contrary to the Scriptures. God/Jehovah Jehovah’s Witnesses […]

A Letter to Little Children

Text: 1 John 2:1 In John’s first epistle, he referred to his audience as “little children” seven times. These were not literal “little children,” but he was referring to Christians. This lesson considers the seven instructions John gives to the “little children” to see what we should do today. Do Not Sin (1 John 2:1) […]

Seven Lessons from Seven Churches

Text: Revelation 2-3 The book of Revelation was addressed to the seven churches of Asia (Revelation 1:4). Each of these churches is addressed individually in chapters 2-3. There are many lessons to learn from the Lord’s message to each of these churches. We will consider just one lesson from each church here. Ephesus: They Had […]