The Gospel of Freedom

Text: Galatians 4:21-5:26 This is the fifth of six lessons examining the gospel from the book of Galatians. This lesson will focus on the gospel as a message of freedom. The Announcement You are children of the free woman (Galatians 4:31) – analogy of Abraham’s two sons (Galatians 4:21-30); because of this freedom, we have the promise (Galatians 4:24-26, 28); promise […]

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 […]

Searching for a Man

Text: Ezekiel 22:30 We sometimes wonder what good one person can do. Individually, how much do our actions impact the situation around us? From our perspective, the impact may be minimal; but from God’s perspective, it may be much different. Our text reminds us of the importance of our efforts as individuals so that we will […]

The Importance of Faith

Text: Hebrews 11:1,6 Faith includes assurance, conviction, and a trust in God (Hebrews 11:1,6). Faith is the determination to obey the Lord (Romans 1:5; 16:26). Faith is not bestowed upon us miraculously, but comes from the word (Romans 10:17). But why does this matter? What is the point of believing, trusting, and obeying God? There […]

Conduct Yourselves in a Manner Worthy of the Gospel

Text: Philippians 1:27-30 Not Dependent Upon the Approval of Others Whether Paul came or remained absent, he wanted them to be faithful (cf. Philippians 2:12) Christians certainly provide a benefit to one another – encouragement (Hebrews 3:12-13), accountability (James 5:16.19-20) But we must be of the mind that we will serve God, even if no […]

David’s Mighty Men

Text: 2 Samuel 23:8-12 Adino (v. 8) – Defied the odds; killed 800 at one time Eleazar (v. 9-10) – His hand clung to his sword, refused to let go Shammah (v. 11-12) – Refused to surrender a plot of ground; no compromise

Standing Alone

Paul – 2 Timothy 4:16-17 Elijah – 1 Kings 18:17ff Phinehas – Numbers 25:1-8