Act As Free Men

Text: 1 Peter 2:16 This country was built upon the foundation of freedom. Yet this was not just based upon the opinion of the nation’s founders – it is rooted in God’s founding of the human race. Man in his natural state is free (speech, thought, action, association, etc.). God gave us free will so […]

Take Courage in the Face of Tribulation

Text: John 16:32-33 Jesus was talking with His apostles shorty before His death. He warned them that they would be scattered. Despite the fact that they would leave Him, the Father would not leave Him. Jesus encouraged them with the fact that He had overcome the world. This was to give them the courage to endure the trials […]

The Gospel of Freedom

Text: Galatians 4:21-5:26 This is the fifth of six lessons examining the gospel from the book of Galatians. This lesson will focus on the gospel as a message of freedom. The Announcement You are children of the free woman (Galatians 4:31) – analogy of Abraham’s two sons (Galatians 4:21-30); because of this freedom, we have the promise (Galatians 4:24-26, 28); promise […]

What Is a Christian and Why Does It Matter?

Text: Revelation 2:9-10 The world is becoming more hostile toward “Christianity.” While we should certainly sympathize with those who suffer unjustly, the reality is that most news reports about those suffering for being Christians are not Christians in the New Testament sense. What does that mean? Why does it matter? This lesson will answer those questions. […]

Walking at Liberty

Text: Psalm 119:41-48 Sixth stanza of Psalm 119 – This lesson focuses on the idea of liberty. How can it be said that we have liberty when we are bound to follow God’s law? Many are confused by this today. But the psalmist connected law and liberty. What It Means to Walk at Liberty (v. 45) […]

The Law of Liberty

Text: James 1:25; 2:12 To many people, law and liberty are conflicting ideas. But James tied them together. Liberty, as it is used in the New Testament, is not a lack of law. Rather, liberty is found as we follow the law of Christ. Let us consider the two times James used the term and […]

“A Dog Returns to Its Own Vomit”

Text: 2 Peter 2:18-22 Peter wrote this epistle in order to remind these brethren of some things before he departed (1:12-15). One of his warnings was about the threat of false teachers (2:1-2). There was a real danger that these Christians could fall away; he wanted them to be prepared. We need to heed his […]