Submit and Resist

Text: James 4:1-12 This lesson is the seventh in a series on the book of James. In this passage, James talked about the need to submit to God and resist the devil. There Is a War Inside of Us (v. 1-5) Conflicts among us are primarily rooted in selfishness (v. 1) – our desires over the good of others Following […]

Lessons about Modesty from the Garden of Eden

Text: Genesis 3:6-10 There are many important things to note in Genesis 3, including the fall of Adam and Eve into sin and the promise of the Messiah. There are also important points to be made about modesty – particularly as it relates to our clothing. We will consider these in this lesson. Why Is This […]

Eve’s Fall

Text: Genesis 3:1-7 Because of Adam’s place and responsibility in Creation, the Bible emphasizes his sin (1 Corinthians 15:21-22). However, Eve was the first person who sinned. There are some important lessons to learn from her. She Listened to Evil Influence “The serpent said to the woman…” (v. 4) – he initiated the conversation, but she […]

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 […]

What We Should Not Pray

Text: Luke 11:1 Jesus’ disciples asked Him to teach them to pray. We usually think of this in terms of what we should pray for. Yet there are also some things we should not pray for. We will discuss these in this lesson. For Anything That Is Contrary to God’s Will When we pray, we are […]

Friendship with the World

Text: James 4:4 James warned Christians about “friendship with the world.” He did not say that it was possibly unwise or potentially dangerous. Instead, he used very strong language: “Whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.” Knowing this danger, it is important that we know what this […]

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 […]