Fundamentals of Righteousness

Text: Psalm 101 College courses are identified with a number that indicates the level of the material covered in the course – ex: “Biology 101” would be the basic, fundamental biology course. Higher numbered courses would build upon the foundation of the lower numbered courses. Coincidently, Psalm 101 outlines some basics that we are to build upon – the fundamentals […]

Let My Soul Live That It May Praise You

Text: Psalm 119:169-176 Twenty-second stanza of Psalm 119 – This final stanza focuses on the need to praise God because of His word. We considered this point a little bit in the previous lesson. This is a fitting conclusion to the study of Psalm 119. Given all that we have learned about God’s word, we should […]

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) […]

Your Word is a Lamp to My Feet

Text: Psalm 119:105-112 Fourteenth stanza of Psalm 119 – This lesson is about the guidance we receive from the word of God. Many people wonder why we are here and where we are going. The Bible provides the answers for us and guides us in the path we should go. God’s Word is a Light […]

Singing Religious Songs

Text: Colossians 3:16-17 Generally, people enjoy music, including the singing that we do in worship. It is also natural for singing to stir up emotions. There is nothing wrong with singing stirring up emotions, as long as it does not turn into emotionalism. But because singing is enjoyable and emotional, we must be especially careful to follow […]

Lessons from the Shortest Psalm

Text: Psalm 117 This psalm is the shortest chapter in the Bible (two verses). Yet it contains some important lessons for us. God is Worthy of Praise This psalm begins and ends with a call to praise the Lord – glorify, honor, and worship Him What are we declaring when we worship and praise God? […]

How to Handle the Trials of Life

Text: Philippians 4:13 Everyone faces trouble in life. How can we handle the trials in life that we encounter? Paul had trouble in his life. He knew he could do all things – including handling the trials of life – through Christ (Philippians 4:13). We must handle the trials of life in the same way. […]