The Message of the Gospel

Text: Romans 1:1-6 Romans 1:16 is often thought of as the theme of the book of Romans – the gospel is God’s power to save. However, the first few verses of the letter introduce this central topic. We want to be prepared to talk to others about the gospel – especially those who are unfamiliar with […]

Add Perseverance

Text: 2 Peter 1:5-11 Faith must be the foundation of all that we do. Yet there are various qualities we are to add to our faith. In this lesson, the trait we will focus on is perseverance. Define Perseverance Greek word hypomoné – cheerful (or hopeful) endurance (Strong’s); the characteristic of a man who is unswerved […]

Standing Firm in the True Grace of God

Text: 1 Peter 5:12 Peter wrote about “the true grace of God.” However, his definition was not what the world’s definition would be. In this lesson, we are going to summarize what Peter wrote in his first epistle and see how we are to understand the important topic of grace. Many Different Ideas About Grace […]

A Call to Holiness

Text: 1 Peter 1:13-21 In this lesson, we are going to consider the call to holiness. As Christians, we have been called to be holy as God is holy. Therefore… (v. 13) Based upon the previous discussion – God worked to make salvation possible (1 Peter 1:2); He has provided us with a living hope […]

A Living Hope

Text: 1 Peter 1:1-9 Peter began his first epistle focusing on the hope of salvation. This hope that we have is a “living hope.” God’s Work to Save Us (v. 1-2) Peter mentioned all three members of the Godhead being involved in our salvation – God the Father, by His foreknowledge, crafted a plan to […]

Giving Thanks to God

Text: 1 Thessalonians 5:18 As the Thanksgiving holiday is approaching, many are focusing on their blessings. Of course, recognizing our blessings and showing gratitude for them should not be confined to a single day. However, this does serve as a good reminder of the attitude that we should have at all times. So in this lesson, […]

The Day of Jesus’ Resurrection

Text: 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 This is the fourth in a series of lessons examining some great days in history – not in secular history, but days of spiritual importance. In this fourth lesson, we’re going to be discussing the day of Jesus’ resurrection. Without the resurrection, our faith in Christ would be worthless; but because of the resurrection, we have […]