Things That Are More Valuable Than Gold

Text: Job 31:24-25, 28 There is a temptation to put our trust in wealth, especially when we face greater uncertainty than normal. For centuries, gold has been valued; and the Scriptures do not deny the value of it. However, we are not to put our trust in it. As Job said in our text, that would […]

This World Is Not My Home

Text: 2 Corinthians 5:1 Paul described our lives on earth as TEMPORARY; yet we have an ETERNAL home in heaven. It is important that we understand this. This world is NOT our home; our real home is in heaven. In this lesson, we will contrast these two homes and consider how this reality should cause […]

Take Courage in the Face of Tribulation

Text: John 16:32-33 Jesus was talking with His apostles shorty before His death. He warned them that they would be scattered. Despite the fact that they would leave Him, the Father would not leave Him. Jesus encouraged them with the fact that He had overcome the world. This was to give them the courage to endure the trials […]

Precious in the Sight of God

Text: Psalm 116:15 As we grow, it is important that we learn to see things the way God does. Some things that we might value are worthless. We must learn to realize this, see what’s important to God, and set our priorities accordingly. Our text describes something precious to God. We will consider this and other passages that describe things as […]

God’s Plan for You

Text: Jeremiah 29:11 This verse is a favorite for many people. Yet it is important to note the context – the restoration of the Jews from Babylon after 70 years in captivity (v. 10, 14). But many take this verse, apply it to their lives, and assume that God must have a plan for every detail (jobs, homes, […]

All Things Belong to You

Text: 1 Corinthians 3:21-23 We have been abundantly blessed by God. Paul emphasized this in our text – “all things belong to you.” But what does this mean? To answer that, we need to look at what he said and what is in the context. The Context Is About Not Boasting In one’s own wisdom (1 Corinthians […]

How to Walk by Faith and Not by Sight

Text: 2 Corinthians 4:16-5:9 In our text, Paul told the brethren in Corinth that we are to “walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7). We could say that this is the fundamental idea behind being a Christian. But what does it mean? How do we “walk by faith” and “not by sight”? To […]