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 […]

Taking Personal Responsibility

Text: Philippians 2:12 We are living in a time in which we are more cut off from others than we had been previously. This makes it all the more important that we take personal responsibility – for our faith and our standing before God. In this lesson, we’re going to see why this is important and the ways […]

This World Is Not My Home

Text: 2 Corinthians 5:1 Paul described our lives on earth as TEMPORARY; yet we have an ETERNAL home in heaven. It is important that we understand this. This world is NOT our home; our real home is in heaven. In this lesson, we will contrast these two homes and consider how this reality should cause […]

Choose Life

Text: Deuteronomy 30:15-20 The book of Deuteronomy is a book of reminders – of God’s law, God’s provisions, and events in the wilderness. This was necessary because it was given to the generation remaining after forty years in the wilderness. They were about to enter the promised land and needed to be reminded of these things. We also […]

What Are Christians to Do in a Global Pandemic?

Text: Matthew 10:16 At the present time, everyone is talking about the Coronavirus. It originated in China and has been spreading throughout the world. The World Health Organization has classified it as a pandemic. The President of the United States has declared a national emergency. A lot of people are scared, there’s a lot of uncertainty, and people […]

Practicing the Golden Rule

Text: Matthew 7:12 Most people, religious or not, recognize the “golden rule” – do unto others as you would have them do unto you. This is based upon Jesus’ statement in our text. We know the statement, but how do we put it into practice? We Must Take the Initiative Jesus did not say, “Treat […]

The Christian’s Walk

Text: Colossians 1:9-10 Walk refers to the way in which we conduct our lives. We must do so “in a manner worthy of the Lord.” This comes by being filled with knowledge, wisdom, and understanding. It allows us to please the Lord and bear fruit. But what does this look like? How do we walk in a worthy […]