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 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 […]

The Greatness of Christ

Text: Colossians 1:13-23 In Paul’s letter to the Colossians, the apostle emphasized the greatness and preeminence of Christ. His reason for pointing this out was not just so they would recognize certain facts about Christ. Knowing these things about Christ was to motivate them to respond in a certain way. The same is true for us […]

“Do Not Be Conformed”

Text: Romans 12:2 Paul warned the saints in Rome to not be conformed to the world. Why? What made conformity to the world such a temptation? And why does the world want Christians to conform? We will consider these questions in our lesson. Why Conformity is a Temptation Conformity generally leads to acceptance (John 15:18-19) […]