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 […]

God’s Law Trumps Man’s Law

Text: Romans 13:1 God ordained civil government to fulfill a specific purpose (Romans 13:3-4; 1 Timothy 2:1-4). Governments will go beyond this limited role – this is not always bad, just reality. Even within the limits of the U.S. Constitution, the role is larger than the limited role outlined in the New Testament. However, we […]

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 […]

Secularism

Text: Romans 1:28 We live in an increasingly secular society. There are certain challenges that come with this. But what is secularism? Why is a secular society a challenge for Christians? We will consider these questions sin this lesson. Define “Secularism” Term was invented by George Jacob Holyoake (1817-1906), a British writer – he used the […]

What Hasn’t Changed Since the Election

Text: Psalm 62:1-2 Our country has just gone through an unpredictable and divisive Presidential election. Our society has changed a lot over the last few decades and more changes are coming, whatever they might be. Yet there are certain things that haven’t changed since this election and they will not change. Our Citizenship Is in Heaven […]

Cursing Kings in Your Bedroom

Text: Ecclesiastes 10:20 Solomon gave instructions about what we say about those in power (or in positions of influence). We live in a time of unpopular leaders, social media, and technology that allows for the monitoring of private conversations and communications. Therefore, this verse is an important one to remember. There are three points we will consider from this […]

Why Israel Fell

Text: 2 Kings 17:7-18 A little more than 200 years after the kingdom was divided, the northern tribes were taken into captivity. In our text, we have an explanation as to why this happened. Just as they fell, we can fall away from God today – and for the same reasons. So let us consider the […]