Text: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 In this chapter, Paul took a break from his discussion of spiritual gifts (1 Corinthians 12, 14) to discuss love. It was certainly not unrelated to the surrounding chapters, but it also stands apart. It is applicable beyond the use of spiritual gifts, the assembly, and the church. So in this lesson, we […]

Then the Devil Comes

Text: Luke 8:11-12 In His explanation of the parable of the sower, Jesus described the time when “the devil comes.” There are various times when “the devil comes” to tempt us or to convince us to reject the truth. If we are to resist him, we would do well to note when he comes so we […]

Friendship with the World

Text: James 4:4 James warned Christians about “friendship with the world.” He did not say that it was possibly unwise or potentially dangerous. Instead, he used very strong language: “Whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.” Knowing this danger, it is important that we know what this […]

The Wisdom From Above

Text: James 3:13-18 There are two types of wisdom – worldly wisdom and heavenly wisdom. The previous lesson discussed using heavenly wisdom as we plan for the future. This lesson will take a step back and consider the contrast between the two types of wisdom. How to Determine If We Have Wisdom (James 3:13) Earlier […]

The Fertile Fields of Sin in Sodom

Text: Ezekiel 16:49-50 “The men of Sodom were wicked exceedingly and sinners against the Lord” (Genesis 13:13). Their notable sin was homosexuality (Genesis 19:4-5) and this was why they were destroyed (Jude 7). But how did they reach that point? How has our country reached the point where it is today? The explanation is given […]

“We Have No King But Caesar”

Text: John 19:14-16 After Pilate repeatedly tried to release Jesus, the Jews (influenced by their leaders) clearly and boldly repudiated Him. Why? It has to do with what they rejected and what they chose to focus on instead. Who/What Did They Reject? They Rejected Jesus They rejected Jesus even though Pilate found Him innocent (John […]

The Fertile Fields of Sin in Sodom

Text: Ezekiel 16:49-50 There were certain conditions that gave rise to the exceeding wickedness among the people of Sodom Arrogance (Proverbs 16:18) Abundance (1 Timothy 6:17) Laziness (Proverbs 6:6-8) Selfishness (Matthew 22:39) Read the article: The Fertile Fields of Sin in Sodom