Preach the Word

Text: 2 Timothy 4:1-5 Paul charged Timothy with the task of preaching the word. What Timothy was told to do is the responsibility of every gospel preacher. This lesson examines Paul’s charge to Timothy to see what every preacher must remember. Accountability to God (v. 1) This is a solemn charge – not to be taken lightly […]

Oversimplifying Bible Passages

Text: 2 Peter 3:16 In teaching the Bible, we should strive to do so in a manner that is simple so that others can understand. However, some “distort” or “twist” the Scriptures by making them say something they do not. One of the ways this happens is by oversimplifying certain Bible passages. They assert something that […]

How to Have a Great Gospel Meeting

Text: 1 Thessalonians 1:6-10 One reason why the brethren in Thessalonica were commended was because they received the word with joy and, despite the hardships, they heard, obeyed, and taught the word to others. The same should be true for us. When a congregation has a Gospel Meeting, there is an opportunity to hear the […]

The Word of Reconciliation

Text: 2 Corinthians 5:18-20 The word reconciliation means a restoration of divine favor. In other words, it is about bringing man back into a right relationship with God. Paul emphasized reconciliation in our text and explained that it involves the work of God, the gospel, those who proclaim the gospel, and those who would be reconciled. Reconciled Through […]

Whether They Listen or Not

Text: Ezekiel 2:3-7 Ezekiel was a prophet of God who prophesied in Babylon during the time of the Babylonian captivity. God called him to prophesy to the people “whether they listen or not” (Ezekiel 2:5, 7; 3:11). We are not prophets today like Ezekiel was; but there are some lessons we need to learn, regardless of the capacity […]

Why “Book, Chapter, and Verse” Preaching?

Text: Nehemiah 8:8 After the wall around Jerusalem had been rebuilt, the people gathered to hear the law read to them. Ezra and the Levites read from the law and explained it so that the people understood what it meant. This is the same thing we should do today – we want people to understand what […]

Then the Devil Comes

Text: Luke 8:11-12 In His explanation of the parable of the sower, Jesus described the time when “the devil comes.” There are various times when “the devil comes” to tempt us or to convince us to reject the truth. If we are to resist him, we would do well to note when he comes so we […]