Willing to Forgive

Text: Luke 17:3-4 Jesus taught His disciples about the need to forgive those who sinned against them. It is not always easy to forgive, especially when others habitually/consistently sin against us. Yet we must be willing to forgive others as the Lord has forgiven us. What Is Necessary Before We Can Forgive Others They have to […]

Lessons from Paul’s Letter to Philemon

Text: Philemon 1 Philemon was a wealthier Christian who lived in Colossae or the surrounding area. Onesimus was Philemon’s slave who had run away, met Paul, and obeyed the gospel. Paul was sending him back to Philemon along with this letter. This lesson discusses what we can learn from Paul’s letter to Philemon. Develop a Reputation for Good […]

Dealing with Petty Conflicts Among Brethren

Text: 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Petty Conflicts Source of unnecessary strife between faithful Christians Different than matters of sin, error, matters of personal judgment, and rumors/gossip (though this sometimes goes along with these conflicts) These petty conflicts could be caused by any number of things — we’ll notice a few in this lesson First, Some Things […]

Unity in the Local Church

Text: Psalm 133:1 God desires unity – John 17:20-21; 1 Corinthians 1:10 Proper type of unity – Ephesians 4:4-6; 5:11 Threats to unity in the local church Sin – 1 Corinthians 5 Error – Romans 16:17 Pride – Acts 20:29-30 Grudges – Ephesians 4:25-27 Human loyalty – 1 Corinthians 1:10-13