Text: Ecclesiastes 5:12 Sleep is one of the few activities that all humans participate in each day. Our health, mood, mental ability, and performance of tasks depend on the quantity and quality of sleep. The Bible speaks of sleep – both literally and figuratively. In this lesson, we will consider four types of sleep discussed in Scripture. Sleep of Physical Rest […]

Learning from the Sabbath

Text: Exodus 20:8-11 The Sabbath day was given as a day of rest each week. Christians are not under the Sabbath law today, but it was part of the Old Testament that was written for our learning (Romans 15:4). What principles do we find in the Sabbath law that we need to take and apply […]

Being a Productive Christian

Text: Ephesians 5:15-16 Many books, articles, and websites are dedicated to the subject of productivity. While this is good in our work and business, the Scriptures teach the importance of being productive in our spiritual lives. In this lesson, we will see what the Bible says about how to be a productive Christian. Productivity Is Not […]

Euphemisms for Death

Text: Ecclesiastes 7:1-2 The Bible uses several expressions (euphemisms) for death. A euphemism is a milder word/phrase used in place of a stronger one. The euphemisms for death used in the Bible teach us some lessons. We would do well to take them to heart. Going the Way of All the Earth (1 Kings 2:1-2) […]

Blessed Are the Dead Who Die in the Lord

Text: Revelation 14:13 When a faithful child of God passes away, this verse is often used to comfort those who are grieving. But it is important to understand why these individuals are blessed. They Are Blessed Because They Have Died in the Lord In one sense, we might say that all who have died are […]

The Invitation

Text: Matthew 11:28-30 The Invitation is from Christ – What Did Matthew’s Audience Know About Christ? The Son of God, God in the flesh, one who came to save man from sins (Matthew 1:20-23; 4:17) He preached the gospel of the kingdom & healed the sick (Matthew 4:23) He taught as one who had authority […]

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 & […]