A Righteous Life

Text: Matthew 5:13-48 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 righteous life. The previous lesson touched on righteousness. Again, righteousness is to be right by God’s standard, not man’s. This lesson will expand on that point. Example […]

The Sanctity of Life

Text: Genesis 9:6 The Scriptures teach that we are to respect life. Sadly, many do not. They disregard the lives of others – even their own lives. In this lesson, we will consider what the Bible says about the sanctity of life. We Are to Value Life Our physical lives are temporary (Psalm 90:10; James […]

Capital Punishment

Text: Romans 13:3-4 This lesson is a response to a letter that was received in which the author argued that churches should not teach about capital punishment. It addresses his objections and explains what the Bible teaches about capital punishment. Objections to Teaching About Capital Punishment #1 – It Unnecessarily Drives People Away The fact […]

Contraceptives, Abortion, and Infanticide

Text: Genesis 9:6; Psalm 127:3-5 These have become hot topics of late. When addressing these issues, it is important that we do so from a Biblical perspective Contraceptives Contraception refers to various things that are used to prevent pregnancy – no Scriptural argument to say all contraceptives are wrong in all cases Fall under realm […]

More Righteous than the Religious

Text: Matthew 5:20 The scribes and Pharisees were the religious leaders of the day. Yet Jesus said our righteousness must surpass theirs to enter heaven. We must do more than fit in with those that the world recognizes as religious. We follow a higher standard. Murder (Matthew 5:21-24) Generally understood: Murder is wrong, those who […]

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 […]