God Cannot Lie

Text: Hebrews 6:18 In our text, the Hebrew writer made the point that “it is impossible for God to lie.” Paul made the same point in his letter to Titus: “…God, who cannot lie…” (Titus 1:2). The Hebrew writer used this point to explain our source of encouragement and reason for hope. Why is it “impossible […]

What the Bible Teaches about Suicide

Text: Matthew 27:3-5 Suicide is the act in which one intentionally kills himself – not an accident, not sacrificing one’s life, not ending treatment for a terminal illness. Sadly, this is a growing problem in the U.S. There is not a specific passage in the Bible that explicitly states that suicide is either wrong or justifiable. We […]

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 […]

Spirit of Faith

Text: 2 Corinthians 4:13 In our text, Paul spoke of FAITH – “the same spirit of faith” as the psalmist (Psalm 116:10). Godly people have always had this type of faith. We need to have “the same spirit of faith” today. So let us consider what this was about. The Context (2 Corinthians 4) Privileged position […]

Why Would Anyone Be a Christian?

Text: 1 Corinthians 15:19 In the previous lesson, we talked about the demands of discipleship. Many are unwilling to do what is required to be a disciple. Furthermore, they do not understand why ANYONE would do this. So in this lesson, we are going to answer this question: Why would anyone be a Christian? Christians Have Hope This world […]

How People Approach Judgment

Text: Hebrews 9:27 We all have an appointment before the judgment seat of Christ. Yet even though all are headed toward judgment, not everyone is approaching it in the same way. The Bible talks about different ways in which people approach judgment. It is important to consider these so we can be sure we are approaching it in […]

What If Jesus Was Not Raised from the Dead?

Text: 1 Corinthians 15:14 The “Christian” world uses the Easter holiday to remember the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. It is certainly good to remember the resurrection, yet the observance of “Easter” as a religious holy day is nowhere authorized in the Bible. But while people’s minds are turned to the resurrection, we can take advantage of […]