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 […]

This World Is Not My Home

Text: 2 Corinthians 5:1 Paul described the fact that our lives on earth are 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 are going to contrast these two homes and consider […]

Joshua’s Challenge to the People

Text: Joshua 24:14 We remember Joshua’s famous statement: “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” But what did serving the Lord include? What was he challenging the people to do? This lesson examines Joshua’s challenge to the people and see how it applies to us. Fear the Lord Reverence for God […]

Parents As Role Models

Text: Proverbs 20:7 We often think of instruction and discipline when it comes to raising children. This lesson lays the foundation for that. Parents must also teach by example. If parents fail to do this, children will come to see them as hypocrites, thus making any instruction and discipline seem to be irrelevant. We must […]

The Sin of Achan

Text: Joshua 7:1 With the help of the Lord, the Israelites won a decisive victory over Jericho (Joshua 6:20-21). But at their next battle against the smaller town of Ai, they were defeated (Joshua 7:3-5). The reason for this was because of the sin of one man – Achan. In this study, we’ll consider some […]

Our Entertainment Culture

Our society is saturated with entertainment in various forms – movies, television, music, the internet, video games, sporting events, etc. Even during economic hardship, Americans are paying billions of dollars a year for movie tickets alone. While occasional entertainment may be fine, our consumption of it must be regulated by the Scriptures. In evaluating our […]

Shortcuts to Bible Study

Methods some people use to avoid having to study the Bible: Use your own common sense – Jeremiah 10:23; Proverbs 14:12 Follow the majority – Matthew 7:13-14 Believe what your family believes – Matthew 10:34-37; Luke 16:27-28 Do what you’ve always done – Matthew 15:1-9 Follow well-known / well-respected preachers – 1 Corinthians 4:6; Acts […]