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 […]

Keeping God’s Word Results in Purity

Text: Psalm 119:9-16 Second stanza of Psalm 119 – Following God’s word results in purity in our lives. Any one of us can keep from sin if we follow the word of God, but we must do certain things to make this happen. Following God’s Word Keeps Our Way Pure (v. 9) The word of […]

Perfecting Holiness

Text: 2 Corinthians 7:1 Christians are called to be perfect (Matthew 5:48). This is what we continually strive for. One of the ways in which we are to be perfect is in regard to holiness (2 Corinthians 7:1). How do we perfect holiness? That is what we will consider in this lesson. What is Holiness? […]

Make No Provision for the Flesh

Text: Romans 13:13-14 When Paul told these brethren to “make no provision for the flesh,” there was a specific context. Paul warned against the lusts of the flesh (cf. James 1:14-15). To make no provision for the flesh is to not provide what is necessary for sin to enter and remain in our lives. How […]

Our Bodies as Instruments of Righteousness

Text: Romans 6:12-14 Our bodies can be used one of two ways – either for God or for sin. We are to present our bodies as living sacrifices to God (Romans 12:1). Our bodies are “for the Lord” (1 Corinthians 6:13) – a temple of the Spirit in which we are to glorify God (1 […]

Six Things That Pornography Users Do Not Want

Text: Matthew 5:27-29 Pornography is a huge problem in our society. Many Christians have fallen prey to it despite Jesus’ warning (Matthew 5:27-29). Jesus taught that lust is so destructive that we should go to extremes to remove opportunities to lust. The primary problem with pornography is lust. However, one can be guilty of lust […]

It Is the Hour for You to Awaken

Romans 13:11-14 After discussing a Christian’s obligations to their civil authorities and their neighbors, Paul addresses personal holiness and our responsibility to be wholly right before God. Know the Time (v. 11-12) These are matters of eternal consequence – many want to ignore these things and enjoy the here and now, but we cannot do […]