How to Be Built Up

Text: Colossians 2:7 The New Testament repeatedly talks about being “built up” in the Lord. But how does this happen? It is not by the Lord miraculously making us stronger, more mature, better equipped to serve Him, etc. In this lesson, we will notice six ways given in the New Testament that show us how to be “built up” […]

Consider Your Calling

Text: 1 Corinthians 1:26 Paul spoke to the Corinthians of “the word of the cross” (1 Corinthians 1:18) and said that many rejected it, but they had accepted it. However, they needed to remain faithful. To encourage them to remain faithful, he told them, “Consider your calling” (1 Corinthians 1:26). We must do the same […]

The Right Hand of Fellowship

Text: Galatians 2:9 Leaders in the church in Jerusalem extended “the right hand of fellowship” to Paul and Barnabas. What does this mean? Obviously, it means they extended fellowship to them. But what significance does the “right hand” have in this? We will consider that in this lesson. What is Fellowship? Many have different ideas […]

Strengthened According to God’s Word

Text: Psalm 119:25-32 Fourth stanza of Psalm 119 – This lesson focuses on how God’s word is our source of strength, particularly when we are dealing with difficult circumstances in life. During such times, we must turn to God’s word to find the strength that we need. God’s Word Provides Strength in Times of Grief (v. […]

Admonition to the Corinthians

Text: 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 Before closing his first letter to Corinth, Paul gives the brethren five admonitions. These instructions were not given because of a peculiar situation that existed among the brethren there. They are general instructions that all Christians can apply as well. So let us consider what Paul urged the Corinthians to do, and […]

God Helps Those Who Help Themselves

Text: 2 Chronicles 32:1-8 We sometimes hear the phrase: ‘God helps those who help themselves.’ This phrase is not in the Bible, but the principle exists. In order to take full advantage of what God offers, we must do what we are able to do. Example: Hezekiah Defending Jerusalem Against the Assyrians (2 Chronicles 32:1-8) […]