Taking Personal Responsibility

Text: Philippians 2:12 We are living in a time in which we are more cut off from others than we had been previously. This makes it all the more important that we take personal responsibility – for our faith and our standing before God. In this lesson, we’re going to see why this is important and the ways […]

How to Be Built Up

Text: Colossians 2:7 The New Testament repeatedly talks about being “built up” in the Lord. But how does this happen? It is not by the Lord miraculously making us stronger, more mature, better equipped to serve Him, etc. In this lesson, we will notice six ways given in the New Testament that show us how to be “built up” […]

What We Should Not Pray

Text: Luke 11:1 Jesus’ disciples asked Him to teach them to pray. We usually think of this in terms of what we should pray for. Yet there are also some things we should not pray for. We will discuss these in this lesson. For Anything That Is Contrary to God’s Will When we pray, we are […]

The Wise and Foolish Virgins

Text: Matthew 25:1-13 Jesus often used parables to teach spiritual lessons using illustrations the people were familiar with. Many of these parables were about the kingdom – the parable of the wise and foolish virgins is one of them. This parable contains a warning for those of us in the church not to be like the […]

Remember Your Creator

Text: Ecclesiastes 12:1 As the wise man began to close the book of Ecclesiastes, he made an appeal to the young: Remember your Creator. This is important for all, but particular emphasis is placed upon the young. Why is it important to remember God as our Creator? And how do we remember Him as such? […]

Planning for the Future

Text: Proverbs 16:9 If we are going to be pleasing to God, there are two critical factors – God’s instructions and our decisions. We must know what God desires us to do, then we must decide to do it. At the turn of every new year, many make resolutions and goals for the upcoming year. This […]

A Christian’s Ambition

Text: 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 Ambition is what drives one to continue progressing, advancing, and improving. Generally, it is necessary if one is to enjoy any degree of success or prosperity. Christians are to be ambitious – but the focus of our ambitions will differ from the world. Lead a Quiet Life Thayer’s definition of a “quiet […]