Troubles Along The Way

Text: Acts 19:8-9 With all of the good spoken about “the way,” in the New Testament, it is not all good. There are difficulties that come by following this path. The rewards of following “the way” are worth it, but we do need to see the complete picture. So in this lesson, we will discuss […]

“If God Is For Us”

Text: Romans 8:31-39 Paul’s words at the end of Romans 8 were meant to be a source of encouragement for the saints in Rome. They ought to be encouraging for us as well. “God is for us.” Knowing this, we can make it through any challenge that may come against us. “If God is for us…“ […]

Not a God of Confusion

Text: 1 Corinthians 14:33 “God is not a God of confusion” (1 Corinthians 14:33). Therefore, confusion is a sign that people are not following God’s way. With that in mind, we will consider the reaction of some in the book of Acts to the preaching of the gospel. Three places were in “confusion” – Philippi (Acts 16), Ephesus (Acts 19), […]

Three Reactions to the Gospel

Text: Luke 8:8, 18 After telling the parable of the sower, Jesus said we must hear (Luke 8:8). But it is not just important that we hear, but how we hear (Luke 8:18). Luke records three examples of those who heard Paul give his defense (Acts 25-26) – Festus, Bernice, and Agrippa. When they heard […]

“Nothing Like This Has Ever Happened”

Text: Judges 19:30 Following the rape and abuse that led to the death of a Levite’s concubine, a message was sent out to all the tribes of Israel to take note of what occurred and deal with the situation. This type of event had not been experienced by anyone in the recent generations. So they […]

Rebuilding the Wall

Text: Nehemiah 4 We Will Face Opposition (v. 1-3, 7-8) Trust in God (v. 4-5) A Mind to Work (v. 6) Pray and Act (v. 9) We Are in This Together (v. 14,20) Always Be on Guard (v. 16-23)

Why People Crucified Jesus

[This was a follow-up lesson to the one previously posted, “The Testimony of Jesus’ Enemies”] Chief Priests – Pride (John 11:47-48); Envy (Matthew 27:17-18) Judas – Greed (Matthew 27:3-4) Pilate – Opposition (John 19:12-16) The Centurion – Duty (Luke 23:47; Matthew 8:8-9)