The Book of Life

Text: Revelation 20:12 On the day of judgment, there will be “books” opened before the Lord – one is the “book of life.” The names that are in this book are those who have been saved (Revelation 20:15; 21:27). Whose names are in this book? Was this determined before creation and our place is forever fixed? How […]

Balaam and the Donkey

Text: Numbers 22:15-35 Balaam is mentioned three times in the New Testament. Each time false teachers were likened to him – motivated by greed (2 Peter 2:15; Jude 11) and led God’s people astray (Revelation 2:14). The most memorable incident in his life was his argument with a talking donkey (Numbers 22:21-31). His character was on display […]

Do Not Envy the Wicked

Text: Psalm 73:1-2 God has abundantly blessed us in this life. More than this, He has also promised something far better after. Yet we are still tempted to envy those around us as the wicked often seem to prosper in this life. This is nothing new. In Psalm 73, Asaph wrote about the same thing. God was […]

Sowing and Reaping

Text: Galatians 6:7 The Bible teaches that we will reap what we sow. Our actions, attitudes, thoughts, decisions, etc. have consequences. We need to recognize this and seriously consider what we ought to be doing. So let us consider various passages that talk about SOWING and REAPING – the good and the bad. Our Choice as to How We […]

Three Crosses

Text: Luke 23:33, 39-43 When Jesus was crucified, he was between two thieves. To the uninformed observer, there may not have been much of a discernible difference between the three men/crosses. Yet these men were different from each other; therefore, the crosses differed in their significance. We are going to look at these three crosses – what they […]

The Message of Hosea: Spiritual Harlotry

Text: Hosea 1:2 In this series, we are going to do an overview of the Minor Prophets. The goal is to (1) understand the overall theme of each book and (2) see what lessons there are for us. In this lesson, we are going to see what we can learn from the book of Hosea. Historical Context […]

When the Son of Man Comes

Text: Matthew 25:31-46 Different people look forward to different events in their future. But one event that is the same for all of us is the return of Christ at the end of the world. What will happen then? How can we prepare for this day? Let us consider our text. His Arrival (v. 31-32) He […]