Two Men Went Up to Pray

Text: Luke 18:9-14 Jesus used two widely-held stereotypes to make a point in this passage. Pharisees were recognized as religious leaders (officially or unofficially) who scrupulously kept the law. Tax collectors were often viewed as traitors because of their work for the Romans. In Jesus’ parable, both men went to the temple to pray; yet […]

Joy and Peace

Text: Philippians 4:4-8 The world has always been a place of turmoil, stress, and worry. It seems as though problems have only compounded. However, Paul told the brethren in Philippi to rejoice ALWAYS and be anxious for NOTHING. How can Christians have such joy and peace? We will examine this passage to find out. Two […]

Taking Personal Responsibility

Text: Philippians 2:12 We are living in a time in which we are more cut off from others than we had been previously. This makes it all the more important that we take personal responsibility – for our faith and our standing before God. In this lesson, we’re going to see why this is important and the ways […]

What Are Christians to Do in a Global Pandemic?

Text: Matthew 10:16 At the present time, everyone is talking about the Coronavirus. It originated in China and has been spreading throughout the world. The World Health Organization has classified it as a pandemic. The President of the United States has declared a national emergency. A lot of people are scared, there’s a lot of uncertainty, and people […]

The Importance of Thankfulness

Text: 1 Thessalonians 5:18 The Bible clearly instructs us to give thanks to God for all things. Our society places particular emphasis upon thankfulness during this time of year. This is good; but as Christians, we are to be thankful at all times. Why is this important? It is about more than just God instructing us to […]

Responding to the Invitation

Text: Acts 2:40 At the end of a sermon, we typically offer “the invitation.” This is natural since the gospel CALLS us, there is an appeal made for the hearers to ANSWER that call. How do we (or others) respond to the invitation? What is our attitude? What is the reason for our response? How is […]

The Prayers of Jesus (Part 2): Content

Text: Luke 11:1 In our text, Jesus’ disciples asked Him to “teach [them] to pray.” In the context, Jesus went on to give them a model prayer – “the Lord’s Prayer.” However, there is another way that Jesus teaches about prayer – through His example. In this lesson, we will see what we can learn about […]