The Rich Man

Text: Luke 12:16-21 Jesus often used parables in His teaching – using an everyday illustration to describe a spiritual truth. In this parable, Jesus described a rich man blessed with an abundant harvest. He made plans for how to deal with this prosperity, yet his life was cut short. As we study this, we are going […]

Joseph of Arimathea

Text: Matthew 27:57-60 One of the people we read about in connection with Jesus’ death is Joseph of Arimathea. He took it upon himself to bury the body of Jesus. He is mentioned in all four gospels, but only briefly. There are some lessons we can learn from this man – challenges he faced and traits […]

I Love Your Commandments Above Gold

Text: Psalm 119:121-128 Sixteenth stanza of Psalm 119 – This lesson is about the riches that are found in the word of God. We will notice how the psalmist contrasts God’s commandments with gold. We can see why God’s word is so much more valuable as we consider these verses. We Must Value God’s Commandments […]

It Is Good for Me That I Was Afflicted

Text: Psalm 119:65-72 Ninth stanza of Psalm 119 – The theme of this lesson is affliction. David said that it was good that he was afflicted. How could this be a good thing? What kind of affliction was he talking about? How does this apply to us today? These are the questions that will be considered in […]

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 […]

Seven Lessons from Seven Churches

Text: Revelation 2-3 The book of Revelation was addressed to the seven churches of Asia (Revelation 1:4). Each of these churches is addressed individually in chapters 2-3. There are many lessons to learn from the Lord’s message to each of these churches. We will consider just one lesson from each church here. Ephesus: They Had […]

“Easier for a Camel to Go through the Eye of a Needle”

Text: Matthew 19:23-26 This is one of the difficult statements of Jesus. It almost seems as though He is discouraging certain people from following Him (the rich). Yet this is not meant to be discouraging, but a warning. Riches are a potential danger to one’s spiritual well-being. What Jesus Does Not Say Jesus does not […]