Preach the Word

Text: 2 Timothy 4:1-5 Paul charged Timothy with the task of preaching the word. What Timothy was told to do is the responsibility of every gospel preacher. This lesson examines Paul’s charge to Timothy to see what every preacher must remember. Accountability to God (v. 1) This is a solemn charge – not to be taken lightly […]

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 […]

Love

Text: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 In this chapter, Paul took a break from his discussion of spiritual gifts (1 Corinthians 12, 14) to discuss love. It was certainly not unrelated to the surrounding chapters, but it also stands apart. It is applicable beyond the use of spiritual gifts, the assembly, and the church. So in this lesson, we […]

Add to Your Faith

Text: 2 Peter 1:5-11 Peter mentioned several qualities that Christians are to possess. We will not gain these by accident or by miraculous divine intervention. We are told to add to our faith (2 Peter 1:5) and we must be diligent in this (2 Peter 1:10). So in this lesson, we are going to discuss […]

Contentment – What It Is and Is Not

Text: Philippians 4:11 The Bible stresses the importance of contentment in the lives of God’s people. However, we need to be sure we understand what contentment is. Many claim to be content, but in reality their condition may be better described as immaturity, disobedience, cowardice, laziness, apathy, etc. In this lesson, we will consider what the Bible says […]

The Character Qualifications for Elders

Text: 1 Timothy 3:2-3; Titus 1:6-9 If we are to develop, identify, and appoint elders, we must know the qualifications for elders that God has given. Most of the qualifications have to do with the elder’s character – traits that all Christians should possess. In studying these, it is not just about someone else (elders or […]

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 […]