We Need More Men Like Amos

Text: Amos 1:1 Amos Was a Regular Guy He was a sheepherder (Amos 1:1) — common occupation He was “not a prophet” (Amos 7:14) — he certainly prophesied (7:15), but was not formally recognized or received wages as a prophet He was not a “son of a prophet” (Amos 7:14) — he received no formal […]

Ananias & Sapphira

Text: Acts 5:1-11 The Background (Acts 4:34-37) Lesson about Money We are free to use it as we see fit (Acts 5:4) But our use of money must be guided by divine principles In matters of liberty, we must not pass judgment against others (Romans 14:4,10) Their Sin – Lied to the Holy Spirit (v. […]

Our Purpose in Life

Text: Ecclesiastes 12:13 Fear God To fear, we must first believe in Him (Romans 1:20) Recognize our place before Him (Psalm 8:3-4) Understand that we are accountable to Him (Ecclesiastes 12:14) He is willing and able to destroy us for our sin (Matthew 10:28; Hebrews 10:29; Romans 2:4-6) Keep His Commandments Our purpose from creation […]

Why People Crucified Jesus

[This was a follow-up lesson to the one previously posted, “The Testimony of Jesus’ Enemies”] Chief Priests – Pride (John 11:47-48); Envy (Matthew 27:17-18) Judas – Greed (Matthew 27:3-4) Pilate – Opposition (John 19:12-16) The Centurion – Duty (Luke 23:47; Matthew 8:8-9)

What Caused the Early Church to Grow?

Text: Acts 9:31 They enjoyed peace They were being built up They feared the Lord They were comforted by the Holy Spirit

How People Approach Judgment

Text: Hebrews 9:27 Ignorant – 2 Thessalonians 1:8 Apathetic – 2 Thessalonians 2:10 Fearful – Acts 24:24-25 Wishful – Amos 5:18-20 Hopeful – 1 John 2:28-29

Special Revelation

Text: Psalm 19:7-14 What God’s word is: Perfect law (v. 7) Sure testimony (v. 7) Right precepts (v. 8) Pure commandments (v. 8) Fear of the Lord is clean (v. 9) – provides a basis for the fear of the Lord True judgments (v. 9) What God’s word does: Restores the soul (v. 7) Makes […]