The Importance of Thankfulness

Text: 1 Thessalonians 5:18 The Bible clearly instructs us to give thanks to God for all things. Our society places particular emphasis upon thankfulness during this time of year. This is good; but as Christians, we are to be thankful at all times. Why is this important? It is about more than just God instructing us to […]

Lessons from the Ark

Text: Genesis 6:13-18 The account of Noah and the flood is one of the most well-known stories in the Bible. Yet this was not a fairy tale; it is something that really happened. Learning about the ark and the world before and after the flood is fascinating. But there are also important lessons we need to learn from […]

Righteousness As Filthy Rags

Text: Isaiah 64:6 There is confusion in the religious world about the fundamental topics of faith and salvation. Some believe we are saved by faith alone. Some think that we cannot do good because we are born totally depraved. What does the Bible say? Our text is a verse that is sometimes used to defend these misconceptions. […]

By Grace You Have Been Saved

Text: Ephesians 2:1-10 Typically when the New Testament talks about grace, it is the grace that was extended from God to man. Grace is “kindness which bestows upon one what he has not deserved” (Thayer), sometimes called “unmerited favor.” As Paul explained in our text, God’s grace saves us. The Need for Grace (v. 1-3) […]

The Cross as a Symbol

Text: 1 Corinthians 1:18 It is common to see the cross used as a symbol – a symbol of “Christianity”; an image in art/jewelry. In this lesson, we are talking about “the word of the cross” (1 Corinthians 1:18) – the message of the gospel. In the gospel, the cross is shown as a symbol representing […]

The Message of Jonah: A Gracious and Compassionate God

Text: Jonah 4:2 In this series, we are going to do an overview of the Minor Prophets. The goal is to (1) understand the overall theme of each book and (2) see what lessons there are for us. In this lesson, we are going to see what we can learn from the book of Jonah. Historical Context […]

Thankful for Our Hope

Text: 1 Corinthians 15:52-57 There are many things for which we can be thankful. In this lesson, we are going to talk about being thankful for our hope. To Be Thankful, There Must Be… A giver – the giver of all good things is God (James 1:17) A recipient – one who is to receive […]