Add Brotherly Kindness

Text: 2 Peter 1:5-11 Faith must be the foundation of all that we do. Yet there are various qualities we are to add to our faith. In this lesson, the trait we will focus on is brotherly kindness. Define Brotherly Kindness Greek word philadelphia – this is why Philadelphia is known as the city of brotherly love […]

Do Not Love the World

Text: 1 John 2:15-17 John warned against loving the world – something that Christians must constantly guard against. It is deceptive because it seems innocent/harmless. Yet it takes us away from God, leads us down the path to sin, and will cause us to be lost. We need to be sure we take note of […]

The Importance of Numbers

Text: Acts 26:28-29 This is a follow-up to the previous lesson on things that are more important than numbers. There are certainly things we must not sacrifice for the sake of larger numbers; however, we should not overreact and think that smaller numbers are inherently good. We need to remember that numbers represent people – made in the image […]

Paul’s Desire to Go to Rome

Text: Romans 1:8-13 When Paul wrote to the saints in Rome, he had not been there. He had been unable up to that point. Yet in our text, he expressed a desire to go to Rome. Why did he desire to go? What did he hope to accomplish there? Why had he not gone yet? There are […]

Seeking Peace

Text: 1 Peter 3:8-12, 4:7-11 In this lesson, we’re going to consider what it means to be righteous. The first passage we will consider the importance of seeking peace. We will see how this is the duty of all those who desire to be righteous. Strive to Be at Peace with Others (3:8-12) Peter quoted from […]

Love Perfected

Text: 1 John 4:12 In his first epistle, John wrote a lot about love. One thing he talked about was love being perfected. To be perfected means to be completed, accomplished, and fulfilled. In these passages, there is also a connection between love being perfected and God abiding in us (and us in Him). We recognize […]

Holy Hands

Text: 1 Timothy 2:8 In the previous lesson, we studied about a modest heart – particularly as it pertains to women. This lesson is a counterpart to that one. There are lessons for men that relate to what we discussed. The expression about “lifting up holy hands” is not about a particular prayer posture; instead, it signifies one […]