Righteous Lot

Text: 2 Peter 2:6-9 Lot is described as being “righteous,” yet he was not without his faults. In Lot we see one who was righteous, yet too often focused on the wrong thing, tolerated too much, and compromised with the world. There are some important lessons we can learn from Lot’s example, both good and […]

Writing to the Philippians “of the Gospel”

Text: Philippians 1:7 In the book of Philippians, Paul uses the phrase “of the gospel” eight times (NASB). On each occasion, he explains something about the gospel to them (and to us). In this lesson, we will see what Paul wrote “of the gospel” in the letter to Philippi. Confirmation of the Gospel (1:7) These […]

“I Go to Prepare a Place for You”

Text: John 14:2-3 We sometimes hear the phrase, “Heaven is a prepared place for a prepared people.” Though the phrase itself is not in the Scriptures, the idea is Scriptural. In this lesson, we will examine this prepared place – what it is like and how it has been prepared. We will also examine the […]

Psalm 23 and the Christian

Text: Psalm 23 Psalm 23 is one of the most well-known and well-loved passages in the Bible. Though it was written during the time of the Old Law, there are certainly lessons contained in it that apply to us as Christians. “The Lord is my shepherd” (v. 1) Each one of us, as individuals, must […]

Paul’s Prayer for the Jews

Text: Romans 10:1-4 Paul was a Jew. Yet before his conversion, he was chosen to take the gospel to the Gentiles (Acts 9:15). However, that did not mean he had no interest in his Jewish brethren. In our text, he expressed his desire for them, and explained the fundamental reason why they rejected Christ. His […]

“I Am A Nobody”

Text: 2 Corinthians 12:11-12 In writing to Corinth, Paul defended his apostleship while trying not to sound arrogant. He was defending the message without elevating self. We are not to overestimate our significance. However, we are also not to underestimate our importance. In this lesson, we will consider some things we can learn from Paul’s statement. Reject […]

Our Bodies as Instruments of Righteousness

Text: Romans 6:12-14 Our bodies can be used one of two ways – either for God or for sin. We are to present our bodies as living sacrifices to God (Romans 12:1). Our bodies are “for the Lord” (1 Corinthians 6:13) – a temple of the Spirit in which we are to glorify God (1 […]