Lessons Learned from the Tower of Babel

Text: Genesis 11:1-9 The account of the towel of Babel is the final event recorded in Genesis before we are told of Abraham and God’s plan through him. The promise to Abraham was a pivotal point in the scheme of redemption. However, the story of Babel was not included in Genesis simply as a matter […]

A Blessed Life

Text: Matthew 5:3-12 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 blessed life. These verses are often referred to as the “beatitudes” because they describe those who are blessed. This means more than just being happy – they were […]

The Wisdom From Above

Text: James 3:13-18 There are two types of wisdom – worldly wisdom and heavenly wisdom. The previous lesson discussed using heavenly wisdom as we plan for the future. This lesson will take a step back and consider the contrast between the two types of wisdom. How to Determine If We Have Wisdom (James 3:13) Earlier […]

My Heart Stands in Awe of Your Words

Text: Psalm 119:161-168 Twenty-first stanza of Psalm 119 – In this lesson, we will focus on the idea of reverence. If we fear God, we should hold His word in the highest regard. This will cause us to respond to His word in a certain way. We Should Stand in Awe of God’s Words (Psalm 119:161) […]

Lacking Sense

Text: Proverbs 15:21 The book of Proverbs focuses on wisdom from above. It contains many contrasts between wisdom and foolishness. Several passages describe the one who lacks sense – void of wisdom/understanding (KJV). Paul said we are to “walk, not as unwise men but as wise” (Ephesians 5:15). Let us consider some of the passages in […]

Do This First

Text: Proverbs 24:27 In every area of life, there are certain things that must be done first before something else can be done. This does not mean that the secondary action is less important, but the sequence is important. Matthew records a few times in which Jesus taught that something must be done first before something else […]

What Is a Christian and Why Does It Matter?

Text: Revelation 2:9-10 The world is becoming more hostile toward “Christianity.” While we should certainly sympathize with those who suffer unjustly, the reality is that most news reports about those suffering for being Christians are not Christians in the New Testament sense. What does that mean? Why does it matter? This lesson will answer those questions. […]