Submit and Resist

Text: James 4:1-12 This lesson is the seventh in a series on the book of James. In this passage, James talked about the need to submit to God and resist the devil. There Is a War Inside of Us (v. 1-5) Conflicts among us are primarily rooted in selfishness (v. 1) – our desires over the good of others Following […]

Mercy and Judgment

Text: James 2:1-13 This lesson is the third in a series on the book of James. In this passage, James discussed mercy and judgment – what they mean in our standing before God and how we are to apply these principles in our dealings with others. Warning Against Showing Favoritism (v. 1-7) James just finished discussing […]

Unlikely Converts

Text: James 2:1-4 Sometimes when we think of evangelism and converting the lost, we may have a picture in our minds of the type of person who would be receptive. If we’re not careful, we could subconsciously reject/overlook some who may have otherwise been interested (the single mother, the person with tattoos, the immigrant who speaks broken […]

Judging and Being Judged

Text: Matthew 7:1-5 Our society, as a whole, has rejected the idea that we can identify anyone’s chosen behavior as wrong. This has led to numerous practices being accepted that were once largely looked down upon. Now, the only thing that is condemned by many is the “intolerance” and “bigotry” that identifies sin as sin. However, […]

The Limitations of Man

Text: Ezekiel 28:1-10 Man has been made in God’s image (Genesis 1:26-27), but man does not share all the attributes of God. In our text, the King of Tyre was condemned because he thought of himself as equal with God. We must recognize that as human beings, there are certain limitations that are placed upon us. Understanding […]

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 […]

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 […]