Prophecy Against the Shepherds of Israel

Text: Ezekiel 34:1-7 This passage contains a prophecy against “the shepherds of Israel.” They failed to fulfill their role in leading the people by taking advantage of them and only looking out for themselves. The most obvious parallel to “shepherds” would be to elders shepherding the Lord’s church. However, there are applications for all of us. We […]

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 […]

Marriage, Jesus, and the Church

Text: Ephesians 5:22-33 This passage is often used to discuss the roles of husbands and wives. This is certainly taught in this passage. However, these roles are used to illustrate the main point – the relationship between Christ and the church. This lesson will consider what this passage says about the roles of husbands and wives. […]

This World Is Not My Home

Text: 2 Corinthians 5:1 Paul described the fact that our lives on earth are 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 are going to contrast these two homes and consider […]

One Another

Text: Romans 12:4-5 Paul told the saints in Rome that they were “members one of another.” They were part of the same body, which should lead them to act in a certain way toward each another. In this lesson, we will consider what Paul told the Christians in Rome about this. How they were to treat […]

Lacking Sense

Text: Proverbs 15:21 The book of Proverbs focuses on wisdom from above. It contains many contrasts between wisdom and foolishness. Several passages describe the one who lacks sense – void of wisdom/understanding (KJV). Paul said we are to “walk, not as unwise men but as wise” (Ephesians 5:15). Let us consider some of the passages in […]

Faith, Hope, Love

Text: 1 Corinthians 13:13 This is a favorite Bible verse for many people. But many do not give much thought as to what a passage like this means in context. They just want it to mean whatever they want. In this lesson, we will take a closer look at this verse and see how we […]