The Message of Jonah: A Gracious and Compassionate God

Text: Jonah 4:2 In this series, we are going to do an overview of the Minor Prophets. The goal is to (1) understand the overall theme of each book and (2) see what lessons there are for us. In this lesson, we are going to see what we can learn from the book of Jonah. Historical Context […]

Mercy Triumphs Over Judgment

Text: James 2:13 This passage contains an important lesson for us. Yet it is often missed by those who twist the passage to defend their particular ideology. Like anything else in the Bible, context is important. In this lesson, we are going to see what this passage teaches (in context) and how the passage is often misused. […]

Thankful for God’s Mercy

Text: 1 Timothy 1:12-16 There are many things for which we can be thankful. In this lesson, we are going to talk about being thankful for God’s mercy. To Be Thankful, There Must Be… A giver – the giver of all good things is God (James 1:17) A recipient – one who is to receive […]

Living Stones

Text: 1 Peter 2:4-10 In this lesson, we are going to consider how Jesus and His followers are living stones and what that means in terms of how we are to serve Him. Jesus Is a Living Stone (v. 4) We come to Him – not by some direct operation of the Spirit on our […]

A Living Hope

Text: 1 Peter 1:1-9 Peter began his first epistle focusing on the hope of salvation. This hope that we have is a “living hope.” God’s Work to Save Us (v. 1-2) Peter mentioned all three members of the Godhead being involved in our salvation – God the Father, by His foreknowledge, crafted a plan to […]

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. […]

Who Is My Neighbor?

Text: Luke 10:25-29 One of the fundamental commandments – in the Law of Moses and in the Law of Christ – is to love your neighbor. When a lawyer discussed this with Jesus, he asked, “Who is my neighbor?” This is a legitimate question. We need to know who is our neighbor and how we are […]