Conduct Yourselves in a Manner Worthy of the Gospel

Text: Philippians 1:27-30 When Paul wrote to the church at Philippi, there were very few problems that he needed to address. These brethren were faithfully following the Lord and were an encouragement to the apostle. So he encouraged them to continue serving the Lord in a way that would please Him. He told them to “conduct [themselves] in a manner […]

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