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. How can we use the members of our bodies as instruments of righteousness? Let’s consider what the Bible says about how we can use the different parts of our bodies. Our Minds (Thinking) Must be set on God’s […]

Holy and Reverend Is His Name

Text: Psalm 111:9 In our text, the psalmist emphasized the importance of honoring the name of God. Yet too many people mock, disregard, or carelessly invoke the name of God. It is not common for Christians to openly disparage the name of God, but many do use it flippantly. It is important that we understand […]

By What Are We Justified?

Text: Romans 8:29-30 The concept of justification is of major importance in the gospel. But what does it mean to be justified? It means that God recognizes us as righteous or right before Him. This divine recognition is key – we cannot declare ourselves to be righteous, we are righteous if God labels us that […]

Cursing Kings in Your Bedroom

Text: Ecclesiastes 10:20 Solomon gave instructions about what we say about those in power (or in positions of influence). We live in a time of unpopular leaders, social media, and technology that allows for the monitoring of private conversations and communications. Therefore, this verse is an important one to remember. There are three points we will consider from this […]

The Evils of Alcohol

Text: Proverbs 23:29-35 Many have questions about the use of alcohol. We need to know what the Bible says about it. In this lesson, we are going to talk about the evils of alcohol. Negative Effects of Alcohol (Proverbs 23:29) Emotional (“Who has woe?“) – lamentation; emotional distress; ironically, many turn to alcohol as a way to […]

Those Who Have No Right to Speak God’s Word

Text: Psalm 50:16-21 We sometimes hear celebrities, politicians, and other godless people quoting (or misquoting) the Bible to defend an unscriptural position. When we hear them, we might think, “What business do they have in speaking about the Bible?” God asked the same question in our text. There are certain ones who have no right […]

Make No Provision for the Flesh

Text: Romans 13:13-14 When Paul told these brethren to “make no provision for the flesh,” there was a specific context. Paul warned against the lusts of the flesh (cf. James 1:14-15). To make no provision for the flesh is to not provide what is necessary for sin to enter and remain in our lives. How […]