This World Is Not My Home

Text: 2 Corinthians 5:1 Paul described our lives on earth as TEMPORARY; yet we have an ETERNAL home in heaven. It is important that we understand this. This world is NOT our home; our real home is in heaven. In this lesson, we will contrast these two homes and consider how this reality should cause […]

Turning Blessings into Curses

Text: Proverbs 25:16 In the Bible, honey is often used to symbolize God’s great blessings for man (cf. Exodus 3:8). Yet in our text, the wise man pointed out that this same blessing can be turned into something with negative effects. It is possible to take the good things God blesses us with and turn them into […]

The Demands of Discipleship

Text: Luke 9:57-62 We have been called to be disciples of Jesus – but this is not an easy life. Discipleship is demanding. Certain things are required of us and not everyone will be willing to be a disciple. In our text, Jesus encountered three prospective disciples. In His responses to them, He showed just how […]

A Year of Jubilee

Text: Leviticus 25:8-12 In the Law of Moses, there were instructions about a time to “restart” (begin again) – the year of jubilee. This occurred every 50 years. As we are about to begin a new year, there are several lessons for us from this year of jubilee. Laws Regarding the Year of Jubilee Everyone was […]

What Keeps Us from Going to Battle?

Text: Deuteronomy 20:1-9 In the Old Testament, the Israelites were called to fight. These physical battles teach us lessons for our spiritual war. In our text, Moses encouraged the people to not fear the enemies they would face and also gave certain exemptions that would excuse certain men from their responsibilities to go to war. As Christians involved […]

When Every Man Does What Is Right in His Own Eyes

Text: Judges 17:1-6 The book of Judges covers the period between the conquest of the land of Canaan under Joshua to the time of the kings. It was a time of wickedness, oppression, and anarchy (Judges 2:11-15; 21:25). Toward the end of the book, we are introduced to a man named Micah. This account is an […]

Through Many Tribulations (Part 2: Hardships)

Text: Acts 14:22 Paul and Barnabas encouraged the brethren to remain faithful to the Lord “through many tribulations” so they could reach the final reward of heaven. The kinds of tribulations that we may face could be unique to Christians or common to all people. Any of these tribulations could potentially derail our faith and […]