Eve’s Fall

Text: Genesis 3:1-7 Because of Adam’s place and responsibility in Creation, the Bible emphasizes his sin (1 Corinthians 15:21-22). However, Eve was the first person who sinned. There are some important lessons to learn from her. She Listened to Evil Influence “The serpent said to the woman…” (v. 4) – he initiated the conversation, but she […]

Joseph of Arimathea

Text: Matthew 27:57-60 One of the people we read about in connection with Jesus’ death is Joseph of Arimathea. He took it upon himself to bury the body of Jesus. He is mentioned in all four gospels, but only briefly. There are some lessons we can learn from this man – challenges he faced and traits […]

I Hate Those Who Are Double-Minded

Text: Psalm 119:113-120 Fifteenth stanza of Psalm 119 – This lesson will focus on the theme of consistency. The word is not used in these verses, but the concept is. If God’s word was not consistent, we could not trust it or follow it. But because it is consistent, it provides us with protection, sustenance, […]

Raising Children in a Wicked World

Text: Genesis 6:5-10 Is it possible to raise godly children in a wicked world? Yes! It has been done before and it can be done again. However, that does not mean it will be easy. Parents must be diligent and trust in God’s plan, no matter how wicked the world becomes. Wickedness in the World […]

What the Lord Wants Us to Give Up

Text: Colossians 2:20-23 Lent is the 40-day period beginning with Ash Wednesday leading up to Easter. Those who practice it, give up something for forty days. No matter how well-intentioned, these man-made practices do not help. Instead of thinking we have some spiritual obligation to give up some insignificant luxury for forty days, let’s look […]

Evil Ahab

Text: 1 Kings 16:29-33 “Ahab… did evil in the sight of the Lord more than all who were before him” (v. 30) — What did Ahab do to earn this infamous recognition? He Failed to Learn from His Father’s Sins (v. 30; Ezekiel 18:14-17) Sin Was a Trivial Thing to Him (v. 31; Isaiah 59:2; […]

Excuses for Sin

Excuses for not knowing what is sin: Ignorance – Hosea 4:6 Human Reasoning – Proverbs 14:12 Trusting Others – Matthew 7:15 Excuses for choosing to sin: Only Human – Ecclesiastes 7:29; 1 Corinthians 10:13 Background – Ezekiel 18:14; 1 Timothy 1:15 Peer Pressure – 1 Corinthians 15:33