Act As Free Men

Text: 1 Peter 2:16 This country was built upon the foundation of freedom. Yet this was not just based upon the opinion of the nation’s founders – it is rooted in God’s founding of the human race. Man in his natural state is free (speech, thought, action, association, etc.). God gave us free will so […]

Better Not to Know

Text: 2 Peter 2:20-21 Some people say that “ignorance is bliss.” The Bible does not teach this, but it does say there can be times when it is better not to know something in certain circumstances. It is not that “not knowing” is to be preferred in every case, but knowing changes things. Knowing certain things affects […]

Being Like Christ

Text: 1 Peter 2:11-25 Jesus is the perfect example for us. In our text, Peter explained how we are to be like Him in doing good, submitting to God, and enduring sufferings for His name. Be an Example to Others (v. 11-12) As aliens and strangers – this world is not our home (Philippians 3:20) […]

The Gospel of Unity

Text: Galatians 2:1-21 This is the second of six lessons examining the gospel from the book of Galatians. This lesson will focus on the gospel as a message of unity. The Announcement There is liberty in Christ (Galatians 2:4) – Paul mentioned the liberty that we have in Christ (cf. 2 Corinthians 3:17); does not mean we are free to […]

God’s Words to Adam

Text: Genesis 1-3 Adam was the first man, created by God. The first three chapters of Genesis record Adam’s beginning up until his fall. In these chapters, God made several statements directly to Adam. In this lesson, we will consider what God said to Adam and see what we can learn from these statements. God’s Charge […]

What Judas Brought to the Garden

Text: John 18:1-3 Judas is one of the most well-known villains in the Bible. Most people recognize him as the one who betrayed Jesus. Judas betrayed Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane. What Judas brought to the Garden says a lot about him. It is also interesting to see the contrast between this and what […]

Do Not Exceed What Is Written

Text: 1 Corinthians 4:6 Paul had to address several problems in his first letter to Corinth. One had to do with them elevating men and regarding them as more important than they were. He used himself and Apollos as an example to teach them “not to exceed what is written.” His warning to them was […]