Shame: A Biblical Perspective

Text: 2 Thessalonians 3:14 Shame is “a painful feeling of humiliation or distress caused by the consciousness of wrong or foolish behavior.” One can also be shamed or put to shame by others, causing him to feel ashamed. Shame has a very negative connotation in our society. But what does the Bible have to say about […]

Types of Conscience

Text: 1 Timothy 1:5 One of the goals of preaching/teaching the word of God is a “good conscience.” Our conscience is designed to help guide us to do what is right (“right” depends on how it is trained). If we want to accomplish this goal, we need to understand more about the conscience. There are […]

Godly Sorrow

Text: 2 Corinthians 7:5-11 There are many reasons to sorrow in this life. This lesson will focus on sorrowing over sin – could be our sins or those of others. Generally, sorrow is destructive, unless we have the right kind of sorrow (godly sorrow). What is godly sorrow? That is what we will examine in this […]

Some Things That Money Cannot Buy

Text: Hebrews 13:5 We live in a materialistic society. The problem is not money or the things it will buy, but our attitude toward these things. While money will buy a lot of things, there are some things that money cannot buy. It is important that we recognize the limits of money and, therefore, place our trust […]

Point Out These Things to the Brethren

Text: 1 Timothy 4:6 A preacher’s job is not to find some new thing to present to his audience every time he preaches. He is simply to “preach the word” (2 Timothy 4:2) – informing, challenging, and reminding them; but there will be nothing new (Galatians 1:8-9). The verse of our text reminds us of the […]

Warning Against Falling Away

Text: Hebrews 3:12-13 Take Heed – Warning based on the reminder in verses 7-11 Brethren – Christians can fall away An Evil, Unbelieving Heart – We can develop a heart like this Falling Away from the Living God – Apostasy from the One who can either reward us or punish us Encourage One Another – […]