Shame: A Biblical Perspective

Text: 2 Thessalonians 3:14 Shame is “a painful feeling of humiliation or distress caused by the consciousness of wrong or foolish behavior.” One can also be shamed or put to shame by others, causing him to feel ashamed. Shame has a very negative connotation in our society. But what does the Bible have to say about […]

Lessons about Modesty from the Garden of Eden

Text: Genesis 3:6-10 There are many important things to note in Genesis 3, including the fall of Adam and Eve into sin and the promise of the Messiah. There are also important points to be made about modesty – particularly as it relates to our clothing. We will consider these in this lesson. Why Is This […]

What Did Not Exist in Eden

Text: Genesis 2:8 When God created man, He created the perfect place on earth for him to live – the Garden of Eden. Unfortunately, Adam and Eve would lose that home and the consequences would be felt by all people. Why was Eden the perfect place? It has to do with what did NOT exist […]

Ask for the Ancient Paths

Text: Jeremiah 6:16 Jeremiah received a warning from God to deliver to the people: Jerusalem was going to be punished for their sin. A final call was made for them to return, but they refused. The Scriptures teach that it is possible for God’s people to fall away today. How does this happen? And how can […]

What We Profess With Our Dress

Text: 1 Timothy 2:9-10 Paul talks about women dressing in such a way as to profess godliness. Our clothing makes a statement. Are we making the right statement with our clothing? Though these verses are directed specifically toward women, the principles apply to all. In this lesson, we’ll notice some things we should profess with […]

Making Sin a Trivial Thing

Text: 1 Kings 16:29-33 Ahab was one of the more infamous kings in the Bible. He was so wicked that sin had become trivial (unimportant, nothing to be concerned about). It is dangerous for sin to become a trivial matter. In Ahab’s example we see how sin becomes trivial so we can avoid this condition as […]

The Ancient Paths

Text: Jeremiah 6:16 Signs that indicate our apostasy: Refusal to listen to the words of God (v. 10) False sense of security (v. 14) Lack of shame (v. 15)