Why Is Sin Wrong?

Text: 1 John 3:4 John said he wrote so that we “may not sin” (1 John 2:1). But what is sin? We have to know what sin is so we can avoid it. This lesson will address the basic Bible definition of sin and how sin is an objective and fixed standard. It will also […]

Shortcuts to Bible Study

Methods some people use to avoid having to study the Bible: Use your own common sense – Jeremiah 10:23; Proverbs 14:12 Follow the majority – Matthew 7:13-14 Believe what your family believes – Matthew 10:34-37; Luke 16:27-28 Do what you’ve always done – Matthew 15:1-9 Follow well-known / well-respected preachers – 1 Corinthians 4:6; Acts […]

Excuses for Disobedience

Note: This is not a list of things that excuse us from serving God. Rather it is a list of reasons people give for not serving God as they ought to. “I didn’t know” – 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9 “It seemed right” – Proverbs 14:12 “I heard it was alright” – 1 Corinthians 4:6 “Others do […]

Elijah and the Prophets of Baal

Text: 1 Kings 18:17-40 Those who teach the truth will be labeled as “troublemakers” – v. 17-18 We need to have enough conviction to stand for the truth and against error – v. 21 Truth is not determined by the majority – v. 22 Just being religious isn’t good enough – v. 25-29 God’s truth […]