An Objective Look at Apostasy

Text: Isaiah 1:18 The Lord offered His people an invitation to consider their apostasy objectively. How did they fall away? How did their apostasy affect them? How could they return? These people had fallen away from God and did not realize it. We need to objectively examine ourselves to make sure we do not fall […]

Great Is Your Faithfulness

Text: Lamentations 3:19-26 Jeremiah praised God for His faithfulness, mercy, and compassion – despite the miserable conditions that existed around him. This lesson will consider what Jeremiah said regarding the faithfulness of God in order to encourage us to put our trust – or keep our trust – in Him. We Will Suffer in Life […]

You Are a Peculiar People

Text: 1 Peter 2:9-10 Peter wrote his letter to Christians, reminding them that they were to be different from the world. In our text, he described how we are to be different from the world. A Chosen Race People talk a lot about race – we must understand that all are equal before God (Galatians 3:28; […]

The Law of Liberty

Text: James 1:25; 2:12 To many people, law and liberty are conflicting ideas. But James tied them together. Liberty, as it is used in the New Testament, is not a lack of law. Rather, liberty is found as we follow the law of Christ. Let us consider the two times James used the term and […]

A Parable About Forgiveness

Text: Matthew 18:23-35 Peter asked Jesus a question about forgiving his brother (Matthew 18:21-22). After answering, Jesus used a parable to explain the answer. We must forgive because we have been forgiven. There are several lessons to be learned from this parable. The King (v. 23) The kingdom of heaven is a spiritual kingdom (John […]

Lessons from the Shortest Psalm

Text: Psalm 117 This psalm is the shortest chapter in the Bible (two verses). Yet it contains some important lessons for us. God is Worthy of Praise This psalm begins and ends with a call to praise the Lord – glorify, honor, and worship Him What are we declaring when we worship and praise God? […]

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) […]