Things Which the Lord Hates

Text: Proverbs 6:16-19 The book of Proverbs contains wisdom to guide us in this life. It shows us the way that is right and warns us about the way that is wrong. In our text, the wise man warned about things which the Lord hates. We should heed this warning. What the Lord Hates Haughty eyes (v. […]

Sins of the Tongue

James 3:2-8 If we cannot “tame the tongue,” (James 3:8), how can we control our speech? It is done by making sure our hearts are right (Proverbs 4:23; James 3:9-12). This lesson will address a few sins of the tongue and how to avoid them. False Teaching This is suggested in the immediate context (James […]

Lessons from the Healing of Naaman

Text: 2 Kings 5 What can we learn from the people involved in this account? The Servant Girl (v. 2-3) She was concerned for the well-being of others She wanted to be a good servant She had faith in God She spoke up The King of Israel (v. 6-7) He at least knew the limits […]

Seven Abominations

Text: Proverbs 6:16-19 Haughty Eyes – We need humility instead (James 4:6) A Lying Tongue – We are to love and value the truth (Proverbs 23:23) Hands that Shed Innocent Blood – Every life is precious because man is made in the image of God (Genesis 9:6; 2 Peter 3:9) A Heart that Devises Wicked […]

The Danger in the “Small” Sins

Gossip – Romans 1:29; gossip demonstrates pride, lack of love Disobedience to Parents – Romans 1:30; shows a disrespect for authority in general Outbursts of Anger – Galatians 5:20; lack of self-control Cowardice – Revelation 21:8; lack of faith Lying – Revelation 21:8; shows one does not love the truth like they ought to