The Road to Jericho

Text: Luke 10:30-37 In this lesson, we’re going to visit one who was traveling the road to Jericho. As we travel down the road to Jericho, we will learn about loving our neighbor. Life Is Uncertain We probably immediately think of this as it relates to the victim – he did not go out expecting […]

Thankful for Our Blessings

Text: 1 Timothy 4:4-5 There are many things for which we can be thankful. In this lesson, we are going to talk about being thankful for our blessings in this life. To Be Thankful, There Must Be… A giver – the giver of all good things is God (James 1:17) A recipient – one who is […]

Is Gambling Wrong?

Text: Proverbs 3:9 The Scriptures tell us that we are to “honor the Lord” with our possessions. This is important because everything we have ultimately comes from Him. We need to be sure we are following His standard and not the world’s. One question regarding our “wealth” that often arises is over the issue of gambling. […]

A Good Name

Text: Proverbs 22:1 When Solomon talked about “a good name,” he was referring to one’s reputation. This is what a person is known for. What are we known for? How important is it to have a good name? The Comparison Solomon made a comparison between “a good name” and “great wealth” – if we can only have […]

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 […]

The Sin of Gluttony

Text: Proverbs 23:1-3 The Bible condemns the sin of gluttony. But what exactly is a glutton? It is not necessarily one who is overweight. It is also not necessarily one who enjoys food. Jesus was wrongly accused of being a glutton (Luke 7:34) which shows that gluttony is about more than outward appearances. So if […]

Our Entertainment Culture

Our society is saturated with entertainment in various forms – movies, television, music, the internet, video games, sporting events, etc. Even during economic hardship, Americans are paying billions of dollars a year for movie tickets alone. While occasional entertainment may be fine, our consumption of it must be regulated by the Scriptures. In evaluating our […]