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. […]

Add to Your Faith

Text: 2 Peter 1:5-11 Peter mentioned several qualities that Christians are to possess. We will not gain these by accident or by miraculous divine intervention. We are told to add to our faith (2 Peter 1:5) and we must be diligent in this (2 Peter 1:10). So in this lesson, we are going to discuss […]

The Character Qualifications for Elders

Text: 1 Timothy 3:2-3; Titus 1:6-9 If we are to develop, identify, and appoint elders, we must know the qualifications for elders that God has given. Most of the qualifications have to do with the elder’s character – traits that all Christians should possess. In studying these, it is not just about someone else (elders or […]

Running Our Race

Text: Hebrews 12:1-2 Several times in the New Testament, the Christian life is referred to as a race. It is not only important that we run the race – we must run properly. This lesson examines how to run our race so that we may receive the reward. Remember the Faithful (Hebrews 12:1) The Hebrew writer […]

New Testament Teaching About Fasting

Text: Matthew 9:14-15 There are several passages in the Bible that talk about fasting. Many people have questions about the practice. The main question is, “Are Christians to fast today?” Fasting is a topic that is sometimes ignored or glossed over. But in this lesson, we want to consider what the New Testament teaches about […]

The Sin of Gluttony

Text: Proverbs 23:1-3 The Bible condemns the sin of gluttony. But what exactly is a glutton? It is not necessarily one who is overweight. It is also not necessarily one who enjoys food. Jesus was wrongly accused of being a glutton (Luke 7:34) which shows that gluttony is about more than outward appearances. So if […]

Six Things That Pornography Users Do Not Want

Text: Matthew 5:27-29 Pornography is a huge problem in our society. Many Christians have fallen prey to it despite Jesus’ warning (Matthew 5:27-29). Jesus taught that lust is so destructive that we should go to extremes to remove opportunities to lust. The primary problem with pornography is lust. However, one can be guilty of lust […]