Put Away Childish Things

Text: 1 Corinthians 13:11 As one moves from childhood to adulthood, changes take place – physical changes; changes in relationships and responsibilities; levels of maturity, knowledge, and wisdom, etc. Paul used this basic principle of growth and maturity as an analogy for our spiritual lives. This lesson deals with some of the “childish things” we […]

Accusations Against Truth Teachers

Text: John 15:18-21 Speaking the truth will make you the enemy of some (Galatians 4:16; Amos 5:10). Some made false accusations against Jesus (Matthew 9:32-34; 26:59). Jesus warned His disciples that it would happen to them. It happens to us today as well. This lesson will examine some of the accusations made against truth teachers […]

What Makes Us Different?

Text: 1 Peter 2:9 God expects His people to be distinct. This not only means we will be distinct from the world, but His church will be distinct from the denominations. Though both will claim to follow Christ, there are great differences between them. The reason comes down to what we recognize and accept about […]

David’s Charge to Solomon

Text: 1 Chronicles 28:9 Know God “Know the God of your father” – Solomon was blessed with a good spiritual foundation, but he needed to be the man after God’s heart that his father was (cf. Acts 13:22) We cannot depend on the faith of our parents to save us (Ezekiel 18:20) – individual responsibility […]

How God is Able to Establish You

Text: Romans 16:25-27 God is able to establish us through His word. Here, Paul describes the word of God in several different ways, showing how it is able to establish us The Gospel “Good news” — the message is beneficial to us Man is enslaved to sin (John 8:24; Hebrews 2:15) — the gospel announces […]

Instructions About the Lord’s Supper

Text: 1 Corinthians 11:23-29 Origin of the Teaching Originated with Christ (Matthew 26:26-29) Received by Paul Delivered to the Corinthians Now they are being reminded A Simple Memorial Emblems — bread to represent Christ’s body, cup to represent Christ’s blood Observance — giving of thanks, brief comments, partaking Place — in the assembly (v. 18,20,33) […]

Six Roles of Christ

Creator (John 1:3; Colossians 1:16) Prophet (John 1:1,14; 12:49-50) Savior (Matthew 1:21; Luke 19:10; John 3:14-15) Priest (Hebrews 4:14-16; 7:25) King (John 18:36) Judge (2 Corinthians 5:10)