Two Men Went Up to Pray

Text: Luke 18:9-14 Jesus used two widely-held stereotypes to make a point in this passage. Pharisees were recognized as religious leaders (officially or unofficially) who scrupulously kept the law. Tax collectors were often viewed as traitors because of their work for the Romans. In Jesus’ parable, both men went to the temple to pray; yet […]

Lord Willing

Text: James 4:13-17 This passage is often cited to emphasize the uncertainty and brevity of life – important lessons. It also teaches us the importance of remembering our dependence upon God – “If the Lord wills…” On this point, there are four lessons I want us to consider from this passage. If we forget these […]

What Does the Lord Require?

Text: Micah 6:6-8 If you ask various people what God requires of us, you will likely get many different answers. In our text, Micah revealed from God what He requires of man. This was revealed while the old law was in force. It has since been nailed to the cross (Colossians 2:14). However, the principles are the […]

A Right Way and a Wrong Way to Learn

Text: Proverbs 1:5 Most people understand the importance of learning, but not everyone goes about learning the same way. There is a right and wrong WAY to learn. There are right and wrong THINGS to learn. In this lesson, we will consider what the Scriptures teach about LEARNING; particularly, learning that is of a religious nature […]

What We Cannot Know

Text: Deuteronomy 29:29 Mankind has come a long way in terms of knowledge. Yet no matter how much progress we make, there are certain things that we CANNOT know. We will talk about these in our lesson. What God Has Not Revealed The “secret things” belong to Him (Deuteronomy 29:29) – we can only know what […]

Our Attitude Toward God’s Word

Text: Nehemiah 8:1-3 The book of Nehemiah records the effort to rebuild the wall around Jerusalem. After it was completed, the people gathered together to hear the law read to them. This is an important passage to consider. It shows how to listen to, to speak, and to respond to God’s word. Attitude of the […]

The Message of Micah: What the Lord Requires

Text: Micah 6:6-8 In this series, we are going to do an overview of the Minor Prophets. The goal is to (1) understand the overall theme of each book and (2) see what lessons there are for us. In this lesson, we are going to see what we can learn from the book of Micah. Historical Context […]