Put Away Childish Things

Text: 1 Corinthians 13:11 As one moves from childhood to adulthood, changes take place – physical changes; changes in relationships and responsibilities; levels of maturity, knowledge, and wisdom, etc. Paul used this basic principle of growth and maturity as an analogy for our spiritual lives. This lesson deals with some of the “childish things” we […]

As Obedient Children

Text: 1 Peter 1:14-16 Christians are the children of God. Just as an earthly father would, our heavenly Father expects certain behavior out of His children. What is God’s will that He expects of us? Our text mentions a few things. God Expects Us to be Obedient “As obedient children” (v. 14) – many try […]

Press On To Maturity

Text: Hebrews 6:1-2 The Hebrew writer wanted to teach them about the correlation between Christ and Melchizedek, but at this time, the Hebrew brethren were not ready for this type of instruction. So they are told to “press on to maturity.” How do we “press on to maturity” today? Must Start with the Right Foundation […]

“Cursed Be the One Who Does the Lord’s Work Negligently”

Text: Jeremiah 48:10 Verse is found in the prophecy against Moab. In this context, those doing the Lord’s work were the Babylonian soldiers – they were not to be negligent in warring against them. This is a Scriptural principle – we must do the Lord’s work diligently, not negligently (Ecclesiastes 9:10). Be Diligent in Studying […]

Steps of Salvation for the Christian

Text: Revelation 2:5 We regularly teach the “steps of salvation” for non-Christians (hear, believe, repent, confess, be baptized). After baptism, we must live faithfully (Revelation 2:10). How do we live faithfully? The same steps that led to one getting into Christ provide an outline for the steps we must take in our Christian walk. Hear […]

Descriptions of the Church

Text: Matthew 16:18 Looking at the metaphors used to describe the Lord’s church in the New Testament helps us understand certain things about the church. Body (Ephesians 1:22-23) Follows the direction of the head It is expected to grow (Ephesians 4:11-16) – focus here on spiritual growth (v. 13-14) Made up of all different kinds […]

Stand Firm in the True Grace of God

Text: 1 Peter 5:12 Grace is a misunderstood topic among many in the religious world. Peter says his first epistle is a summary of “the true grace of God.” What is the true grace of God? We’ll notice some of the things Peter includes in this category in this lesson. We Have Been Chosen (1 […]