Regular Christians Who Used Their Talents

Text: Matthew 25:14-30 In the parable of the talents, three servants were given a different number of “talents” to use while their master was away. These talents were sums of money given to the servants to use in the master’s service. For us, “talents” are those things we possess that may be used in the Lord’s […]

The Character Qualifications for Elders

Text: 1 Timothy 3:2-3; Titus 1:6-9 If we are to develop, identify, and appoint elders, we must know the qualifications for elders that God has given. Most of the qualifications have to do with the elder’s character – traits that all Christians should possess. In studying these, it is not just about someone else (elders or […]

Benevolence: Individual

Text: Galatians 6:10 While we see churches engaging in benevolence in the New Testament, most benevolence will be done by individuals. Even the congregational benevolence is dependent upon the giving of individual Christians (1 Corinthians 16:1-2). In this lesson, we will focus on the benevolence that is done (or should be done) by us as […]

Priscilla and Aquila

Text: 1 Corinthians 16:19 The New Testament describes Priscilla and Aquila as a godly couple who worked together in the cause of the Lord. But with all of the married couples in the early church, why did the Holy Spirit see fit to preserve their example for us? Whether we are married or not, there […]

“I Am A Nobody”

Text: 2 Corinthians 12:11-12 In writing to Corinth, Paul defended his apostleship while trying not to sound arrogant. He was defending the message without elevating self. We are not to overestimate our significance. However, we are also not to underestimate our importance. In this lesson, we will consider some things we can learn from Paul’s statement. Reject […]

Some Characteristics of a Christian

[These were the topics from a gospel meeting by Aaron Erhardt. Of course, there are many more that could be added, but one week is only so long.] Christians need to be impartial – John 4 Christians need to be hospitable – 3 John Christians need to contend for the faith – Jude 3 Christians […]