The Christian and Minimalism

Text: Colossians 2:8 When Paul wrote to the Colossians, he warned about human philosophy leading us away from Christ. Today, many promote the philosophy of minimalism. Some concepts in this philosophy will be appealing to many, even if they don’t embrace it in its entirety. What is minimalism? What place, if any, does it have […]

Why Would Anyone Be a Christian?

Text: 1 Corinthians 15:19 In the previous lesson, we talked about the demands of discipleship. Many are unwilling to do what is required to be a disciple. Furthermore, they do not understand why ANYONE would do this. So in this lesson, we are going to answer this question: Why would anyone be a Christian? Christians Have Hope This world […]

Warning to Kings

Text: Jeremiah 22:13-17 This passage comes between addresses to two of Josiah’s sons who reigned after him – Shallum/Jehoahaz (Jeremiah 22:1-12; 2 Kings 23:30-33) and Jehoiakim/Eliakim (Jeremiah 22:18-30; 2 Kings 23:34-37). Shallum/Jehoahaz was made king by the people (2 Kings 23:30). Jehoiakim was made king by Pharaoh Neco (2 Kings 23:34). Both did evil in […]

Add Perseverance

Text: 2 Peter 1:5-11 Faith must be the foundation of all that we do. Yet there are various qualities we are to add to our faith. In this lesson, the trait we will focus on is perseverance. Define Perseverance Greek word hypomoné – cheerful (or hopeful) endurance (Strong’s); the characteristic of a man who is unswerved […]

Diligently Seeking God

Text: Hebrews 11:6 The Hebrew writer said that God will reward those who “diligently seek Him” (KJV). Jesus promised that if we “seek” we “will find” (Matthew 7:7). Is this a guarantee? Yes! If we seek God, we will find Him. But how? This lesson will discuss how God made it so He can be […]

Overview of Ecclesiastes

Text: Ecclesiastes 1:2 The book of Ecclesiastes is about Solomon’s pursuit for purpose and meaning in life. This is what everyone seeks. We want life to have meaning. We want to pursue a higher purpose. Where do we turn for meaning and purpose? Many pursue money, possessions, relationships, entertainment, careers, etc. to fill this void. Solomon did the same, but […]

Remembering God’s Word

Text: Ecclesiastes 12:9-12 Recently we studied Ecclesiastes 12:1 (“Remember Your Creator”). In this lesson, we will focus on a related subject – remembering our Creator’s word. In our text, the wise man made a contrast between the words of God and the words of man. As we will see, it is important that we remember God’s […]