When Every Man Does What Is Right in His Own Eyes

Text: Judges 17:1-6 The book of Judges covers the period between the conquest of the land of Canaan under Joshua to the time of the kings. It was a time of wickedness, oppression, and anarchy (Judges 2:11-15; 21:25). Toward the end of the book, we are introduced to a man named Micah. This account is an […]


Text: Esther 2:5-6 One of the principle characters of the book of Esther is Mordecai – a Jew, Esther’s uncle. Most importantly, he was a man of faith. His example provides several lessons for us – we will notice just a few in this lesson. Mordecai Raised Esther (Esther 2:7) Esther’s parents died, so Mordecai […]

Uriah the Hittite

Text: 2 Samuel 23:39 Uriah the Hittite is best remembered as the husband of Bathsheba who was killed by David to hide his affair. But he was not just an average soldier in Israel’s army. He was one of David’s “chief men” (2 Samuel 23:13,39). This lesson will examine the example of Uriah the Hittite […]

The Character of Ruth

Text: Matthew 1:5 Ruth is one of the few women mentioned in the genealogy of Christ. Why? What is significant about her? When we look at the character of Ruth, we see some of the same traits that God expects of us today. Ruth was Loyal (Ruth 1:16-18) Ruth displayed a strong loyalty to her […]

Who is Qualified to Preach the Gospel?

Text: James 3:1 A gospel preacher must: Be a man – 1 Timothy 2:11-12; 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 Know the word – 2 Timothy 4:2; 2:15 Be loyal to Christ – Galatians 1:10 Be ready to preach – 1 Peter 3:15; Romans 1:15 Be humble – 2 Corinthians 11:2-3 Not hinder the gospel – 1 Corinthians […]

Unity in the Local Church

Text: Psalm 133:1 God desires unity – John 17:20-21; 1 Corinthians 1:10 Proper type of unity – Ephesians 4:4-6; 5:11 Threats to unity in the local church Sin – 1 Corinthians 5 Error – Romans 16:17 Pride – Acts 20:29-30 Grudges – Ephesians 4:25-27 Human loyalty – 1 Corinthians 1:10-13

Character of a Christian

A Christian is one who loves the truth – 2 Thessalonians 2:10 A Christian is one who seeks first the kingdom – Matthew 6:33 A Christian is one who puts God above family – Matthew 10:34-37 A Christian is one who puts pleasing God above pleasing men – Galatians 1:10 A Christian is one who […]