Words Associated with Sin

Text: 1 John 3:4 There are several words in the New Testament that refer to sin. Sometimes these words can be used interchangeably and there is a lot of overlap in meaning between them. But there are also some subtle differences in their meanings. We will consider some of these words here in order to get a […]

The Gospel of Freedom

Text: Galatians 4:21-5:26 This is the fifth of six lessons examining the gospel from the book of Galatians. This lesson will focus on the gospel as a message of freedom. The Announcement You are children of the free woman (Galatians 4:31) – analogy of Abraham’s two sons (Galatians 4:21-30); because of this freedom, we have the promise (Galatians 4:24-26, 28); promise […]

The Gospel of Promise

Text: Galatians 3:1-29 This is the third of six lessons examining the gospel from the book of Galatians. This lesson will focus on the gospel as a message of promise. This promise extended all the way back to Abraham. As we will see, this promise is conditional. The Announcement The promise made to Abraham (Galatians 3:8) – promise of the […]

A Righteous Life

Text: Matthew 5:13-48 In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus gave instructions for the life of a disciple. In our text, He described the life of a disciple as a righteous life. The previous lesson touched on righteousness. Again, righteousness is to be right by God’s standard, not man’s. This lesson will expand on that point. Example […]

Baptizing Jesus

Text: Matthew 3:13-17 Matthew recorded the occasion when Jesus came to be baptized of John. There are some important lessons to be learned from this event. Let us consider some of these in this lesson. The Need to be Baptized of Christ (Matthew 3:14) John said, “I have need to be baptized of You” – […]

Forever Your Word Is Settled In Heaven

Text: Psalm 119:89-96 Twelfth stanza of Psalm 119 – This lesson is about stability. God’s word is settled/fixed in heaven. This allows us to have stability in our lives if we follow the word of God. God’s Word is Forever Settled (v. 89) The laws of man are always changing – God’s law does not change […]

Walking at Liberty

Text: Psalm 119:41-48 Sixth stanza of Psalm 119 – This lesson focuses on the idea of liberty. How can it be said that we have liberty when we are bound to follow God’s law? Many are confused by this today. But the psalmist connected law and liberty. What It Means to Walk at Liberty (v. 45) […]