The Example of Those Who Fell in the Wilderness

Text: 1 Corinthians 10:1-12 Paul begins by reminding these Christians of the parallels between then and the Israelites (v. 1-4). But most died in the wilderness. We need to learn from their failings so we can avoid their sins. Do Not Crave Evil Things (v. 6) This was the fundamental problem that led to the […]

Handling the Temptations of Life

Text: James 1:13-16 Three Ways in Which We Are Tested’ Trials — dealt with in previous lesson Temptations (external) — someone tried to tempt you to sin Temptations (internal) — you desire to sin Do Not Say, “I Am Being Tempted by God” Man has a tendency to blame others for his own actions (Genesis […]

Putting Faith Into Practice

An Overview of the Book of James Faith is Demonstrated by: Our Words and Deeds Our works demonstrate our faith (2:16-17,24) It is manifest in our speech (1:26; 3:,9-10) This is a reflection of our heart (3:11-12) Our Approach to God’s Word God uses His word to call us and to save us (1:18) Receive […]

More Righteous than the Religious

Text: Matthew 5:20 The scribes and Pharisees were the religious leaders of the day. Yet Jesus said our righteousness must surpass theirs to enter heaven. We must do more than fit in with those that the world recognizes as religious. We follow a higher standard. Murder (Matthew 5:21-24) Generally understood: Murder is wrong, those who […]


Text: 1 John 2:15-17 Avenues of Temptation – 1 John 2:16 Lust of the flesh Lust of the eyes Pride of life Examples of Satan Using these Avenues of Temptation Eve – Genesis 3 Jesus – Matthew 4 God’s Promise About Temptation – 1 Corinthians 10:13 No unique temptation God is faithful There will be […]

The Gods That Men Serve

Text: 1 John 5:21 Man-Made Idols – Acts 19:26 Political Leaders – Acts 12:22 Material Things – Colossians 3:5 Their Own Appetite – Philippians 3:19

The Sin of David

Text: 2 Samuel 11-12 David Committed Sin – 2 Samuel 11:1-5 David Covered Up His Sin – 2 Samuel 11:6-17,23-27 David Forgot His Sin – 2 Samuel 12:1-12 David Repented of His Sin – 2 Samuel 12:13; Psalm 51