The Gospel of Fellowship

Text: Galatians 6:1-17 This is the sixth and final lesson examining the gospel from the book of Galatians. This lesson will focus on how fellowship fits into the message of the gospel. The Announcement Whatever a man sows, this he will reap (Galatians 6:7) – there are consequences for our actions (Hosea 8:7); even non-Christians understand this; the particular application […]

Progressivism

Text: Proverbs 24:21 The wise man warned about those who are “given to change.” These individuals want change for the sake of change. Sometimes change is good and necessary; sometimes it is not. Change is inherently part of progressivism – continue to move forward and not remain as or where we were. In this lesson, we […]

Apostate churches of Christ

Text: Revelation 2:4-5 As we consider the different churches that exist in the religious world, some of these churches can be classified as “apostate churches of Christ.” They are composed of brethren but have departed from Christ. This lesson will examine these churches. Define “Apostate churches of Christ” Departed from the NT pattern – therefore, […]

The Right Hand of Fellowship

Text: Galatians 2:9 Leaders in the church in Jerusalem extended “the right hand of fellowship” to Paul and Barnabas. What does this mean? Obviously, it means they extended fellowship to them. But what significance does the “right hand” have in this? We will consider that in this lesson. What is Fellowship? Many have different ideas […]

One Another

Text: Romans 12:4-5 Paul told the saints in Rome that they were “members one of another.” They were part of the same body, which should lead them to act in a certain way toward each another. In this lesson, we will consider what Paul told the Christians in Rome about this. How they were to treat […]

Church Membership

Text: 1 Corinthians 12:27 The term “church membership” is not used in the New Testament, but the concept is certainly taught (1 Corinthians 12:14-30). In this lesson, we will consider the topic of church membership by asking three questions. (1) What is church membership? (2) How do we become members? (3) What are members to […]

Do This First

Text: Proverbs 24:27 In every area of life, there are certain things that must be done first before something else can be done. This does not mean that the secondary action is less important, but the sequence is important. Matthew records a few times in which Jesus taught that something must be done first before something else […]