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 […]

Mercy Triumphs Over Judgment

Text: James 2:13 This passage contains an important lesson for us. Yet it is often missed by those who twist the passage to defend their particular ideology. Like anything else in the Bible, context is important. In this lesson, we are going to see what this passage teaches (in context) and how the passage is often misused. […]

Understanding Romans 14

Text: Romans 14:1-9 Romans 14 teaches the need to accept and not judge those with whom we differ on matters of opinion. Some have tried to expand the scope of this chapter to include matters of faith. But on matters of faith, we are not to tolerate departures from the faith (Jude 3; Galatians 1:6-9; 2:3-5). […]

Saul’s Poor Leadership

Text: 1 Samuel 15:34-35 Following Saul’s failure to carry out the mission against the Amalekites, God regretted making him king. Saul had been made king over God’s people, yet failed in this role. Why was he a failure? Why was God sorry that He made him king? Throughout his reign, Saul demonstrated poor leadership. We need […]