Jesus Wept

Text: John 11:35 This verse is the shortest verse in the English Bible, yet there is a lot to be learned from these two words. The context is about Jesus’ response to the death of Lazarus, a personal friend. Jesus was going to raise Lazarus from the dead, but before that was an emotional scene (v. […]

Add Self-Control

Text: 2 Peter 1:5-11 Faith must be the foundation of all that we do. Yet there are various qualities we are to add to our faith. In this lesson, the trait we will focus on is self-control. Define Self-Control Greek word egkrateia – the virtue of one who masters his desires and passions, especially his sensual […]

Resisting the Devil

Text: 1 Peter 5:6-10 Satan is trying to destroy us and cause us to miss out on the reward that God has made available for the faithful. Yet God has made it so that we can resist the devil and overcome him. Humble Yourselves Before God (v. 6) Therefore – based upon what was just said […]

A Modest Heart

Text: 1 Timothy 2:9-15 When we talk about modesty, we often think about clothing, especially women’s clothing. However, modesty is about more than clothing – it begins with the heart. In this lesson, we will see how a modest heart is to manifest itself in a woman (a subsequent lesson will discuss applications for men). How […]

Willing to Forgive

Text: Luke 17:3-4 Jesus taught His disciples about the need to forgive those who sinned against them. It is not always easy to forgive, especially when others habitually/consistently sin against us. Yet we must be willing to forgive others as the Lord has forgiven us. What Is Necessary Before We Can Forgive Others They have to […]

Woe to the Wicked

Text: Isaiah 5:8-23 Isaiah prophesied concerning Judah and Jerusalem, warning them to turn from their sin. In this chapter, he delivered God’s message of “woe” to the wicked. There are some important lessons in this chapter for us to learn as well. Woe to Those Who Are Greedy (v. 8, 23) Adding house to house […]

Who Must Marry, Divorce, and Remarry

Text: 1 Corinthians 7:8-11 In the previous lesson we discussed who MAY marry, divorce, and remarry (focused on the divine permission). In this lesson, we’re going to focus on a divine requirement – who MUST marry, divorce, and remarry. Sometimes being a faithful follower of Christ requires us to make difficult choices in our personal lives. […]