Precious in the Sight of God

Text: Psalm 116:15 As we grow, it is important that we learn to see things the way God does. Some things that we might value are worthless. We must learn to realize this, see what’s important to God, and set our priorities accordingly. Our text describes something precious to God. We will consider this and other passages that describe things as […]

Diligent to Preserve the Unity of the Spirit

Text: Ephesians 4:1-6 Unity among God’s people is important to the Lord. He prayed for it before His death (John 17:20-21). It ought to be important to us as well. How can we have unity? To answer this, we can look to what Paul wrote about the unity of the Spirit. Unity of the Spirit Not […]

The Meekest Man in All the Earth

Text: Numbers 12:3 “Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth” (Numbers 12:3, KJV). This lesson will examine this trait of meekness – how it was manifested in Moses’ life and why we must display it in ours. What Is Meekness? Hebrew word (anav) – depressed, […]

A Blessed Life

Text: Matthew 5:3-12 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 blessed life. These verses are often referred to as the “beatitudes” because they describe those who are blessed. This means more than just being happy – they were […]

Precious in the Sight of God

Text: Psalm 116:15 As we grow, it is important that we learn to see things the way God does – value what He values. Some things that we value are worthless (Isaiah 44:9). We must realize this and be willing to sacrifice them to follow the Lord (Philippians 3:8). We need to see what is […]

The Beatitudes

Text: Matthew 5:3-12 Blessed are the poor in spirit (v. 3) – humility Blessed are those who mourn (v. 4) – sorrow for sin Blessed are the meek (v. 5) – patient endurance Blessed are those who hunger & thirst for righteousness (v. 6) – right by God’s standard Blessed are the merciful (v. 7) […]