The Road to Emmaus

Text: Luke 24:13-35 In this lesson, we’re going to visit two men who were traveling the road to Emmaus. As we travel down the road to Emmaus, we will learn about recognizing Jesus. Talk about the Things of Christ These two disciples were discussing what happened to Jesus as they traveled (v. 13-14) – when Jesus met them and […]

Is the Church a Cult?

Text: Acts 24:14 When Paul stood before Felix, he was accused of being “a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes” (Acts 24:5). He acknowledged that he served God “according to the Way which they call a sect” (Acts 24:14). Calling the church a “sect” was meant to disparage/discredit Paul and His message. The term “cult” is […]

The Christian and the World

Text: John 17:14-21 There may be times when we wish we could escape the world – but is not practical or realistic. There is a “relationship” that Christians have with the world. Jesus described this in our text. The context is about the apostles, yet the principles can apply to all Christians. Hated by the […]

Hindrances to Evangelism

Text: 1 Corinthians 3:6 Generally speaking, Christians recognize the importance of evangelism. Yet there are certain obstacles (real or perceived) that hinder our efforts. Like Paul described in our text, we are simply to be engaged in the work and leave the increase to God. Some things are out of our control, but we need to focus […]

“Come and See”

Text: John 1:45-46 After Jesus called Philip, Philip told Nathanael. When Nathanael was first skeptical, Philip offered a simple invitation: “Come and see.” Nathanael came and saw, which led him to believe in Jesus. We are going to consider this “come and see” invitation – what we can learn from it and how it applies […]

The Future of the Church

Text: 2 Timothy 2:2 This phrase is usually used to refer to children growing up in the church. But even if these children do grow up to be Christians, they will only make up part of the future of the church. This lesson will consider the future of the church and what we can do in […]

Lessons from the Conversion of Apollos

Text: Acts 18:24-28 There are several accounts of conversion in the book of Acts. This lesson will focus on the conversion of Apollos. [For more of an explanation why this is an example of conversion, and not correcting an erring brother, refer to the article: Lessons from the Conversion of Apollos.] There are some important lessons for […]