An Appalling and Horrible Thing

Text: Jeremiah 5:30-31 There are many appalling and horrible things in our world today. What would qualify as appalling and horrible may depend on who you ask. But what if God was deciding what qualified as appalling and horrible? We are not left to wonder. He told us in our text. The Condition of the […]

Vanity of Our Efforts without God

Psalm 127:1-2 Psalm 127 was written by Solomon – king of Israel and builder of the temple. He understood the need to rely upon God. In this lesson, we are going to make some spiritual applications to what Solomon mentioned in this psalm. Building the House God’s house today is the church (1 Timothy 3:15) – made […]

The Churches of Men

Text: Matthew 15:13 There are many churches in the religious world that can be classified as “churches of men.” We need to be warned about these churches – not just so that we can avoid being a part of them, but so that we can help lead others out of them. Define “Churches of Men” We often […]

The Needed Work of Elders

Text: Acts 14:23 As Paul returned from his first preaching tour, he and Barnabas visited the churches that had been established (Acts 14:21-23). As they visited, they “appointed elders…in every church.” In this example, we see that a church having elders should be a priority. This lesson will focus on the needed work of elders […]

Do Not Exceed What Is Written

Text: 1 Corinthians 4:6 Paul had to address several problems in his first letter to Corinth. One had to do with them elevating men and regarding them as more important than they were. He used himself and Apollos as an example to teach them “not to exceed what is written.” His warning to them was […]

Hold Fast the Word

Text: 1 Corinthians 15:1-2 “Hold fast the word” – this statement (or similar) is found several times in the New Testament. Why are we to hold fast the word of God? We can answer that question by examining the passages that contain this admonition. Hold Fast the Word Because… It is the Gospel (1 Corinthians […]

“Remember Me For This”

Text: Nehemiah 13:14 Four times, Nehemiah asked that God remember him for something. What were they? And what lessons can we learn from them? He Did Not Take the Governor’s Food Allowance (Nehemiah 5:14-19) Nehemiah served as governor of the land, but he was different that former governors – they burdened the people with excessive […]