A Man of Integrity

Text: Job 31 A Covenant was Made (Job 31:1) This requires understanding – knowing the difference between right & wrong We must make a decision – once we know what is right, we must choose to do it A covenant involves a long-term commitment – this is not a trend or a fad; our character […]

Old Testament Religious Festivals

Text: Leviticus 23 This lesson takes a brief look at several feasts & observances from the Law of Moses and some of the lessons they provide for us today. Weekly Sabbath (v. 3) Creation — Sabbath patterned after Creation week (Exodus 20:11); reminds us that He is all-powerful (Romans 1:20) & the only true & […]

“I Am the Lord Your God”

Text: Leviticus 19 Chapter begins with a call for holiness (v. 2; cf. 1 Peter 1:15-16) — What will holiness look like? Honor God Keep My sabbaths (v. 3,30) — consistent, ongoing action; reminded them of God’s work in creation (Exodus 20:8-11) Revere My sanctuary (v. 30) — respect the place of worship; specifically for […]

A Father’s Advice to His Son

Text: Proverbs 4:20-27 Must Be Willing to Listen (v. 20) Do Not Forget the Teachings (v. 21) The Teaching is for Your Benefit (v. 22) Guard Your Heart (v. 23) Be Honest in All Things (v. 24) Stay Focused on the Goal (v. 25) Keep On the Right Path (v. 26-27)

Doctrinal Purity

Text: 1 Timothy 4:16 Doctrine = teaching; Purity = unchanged/uncorrupted Does it matter what we believe? – 2 Thessalonians 2:10,12 NT examples of doctrinal impurity – 2 John 7-11; 1 Corinthians 15 Erroneous views can potentially lead to sin What if it doesn’t lead to sin? – still a matter of faith; do we believe […]

The Beatitudes

Text: Matthew 5:3-12 Blessed are the poor in spirit (v. 3) – humility Blessed are those who mourn (v. 4) – sorrow for sin Blessed are the meek (v. 5) – patient endurance Blessed are those who hunger & thirst for righteousness (v. 6) – right by God’s standard Blessed are the merciful (v. 7) […]

Real Spirituality

Text: Revelation 3:18 Gold Refined by Fire – true riches in Christ (Ephesians 1:3) White Garments – purity, given by the Lord (Ephesians 1:7) Eye Salve – honest, unbiased perspective