How to Have a Great Gospel Meeting

Text: 1 Thessalonians 1:6-10 One reason why the brethren in Thessalonica were commended was because they received the word with joy and, despite the hardships, they heard, obeyed, and taught the word to others. The same should be true for us. When a congregation has a Gospel Meeting, there is an opportunity to hear the […]

Extreme Measures

Text: Matthew 18:8-9 Typically, one will not purposefully harm himself unless he is severely depressed or mentally ill. Yet this idea is used in the New Testament to make a spiritual application – we must be willing to go to extreme measures to do what is right. In this lesson, we are going to see what […]

Many Other Things

Text: John 21:25 When John concluded his gospel, he indicated that there were “many other things” that Jesus did that were not recorded. There are a few lessons we can learn from this. The Bible Is Concise This is by design – not possible to include everything; ultimately, it would be counterproductive; much study is “wearying to […]

You Have Become Dull of Hearing

Text: Hebrews 5:11-6:3 The Hebrew writer paused a discussion of the parallels between the priesthoods of Melchizedek and Jesus because it was “hard to explain” (though certainly not impossible). The problem was not that the facts were difficult. The problem was that the people were “dull of hearing.” This problem affected more than just their understanding of […]

Daily Discipleship

Text: Luke 9:23 If we are going to be faithful disciples of Christ, it is important that we recognize what we are to do daily. Obviously, Gospel Meetings and the regular assemblies of the church are important (Hebrews 10:25), but there is more to being a disciple than just what we do in the assembly. This […]

Why People Miss the Obvious

Text: Acts 28:23-29 Paul spoke to the Jews in Rome from the Law and the Prophets intending to lead them to Christ. However, some would not believe even though the truth should have been obvious to them when it was presented. Sadly, the same thing happens today – people miss some obvious truths in God’s word. […]

Reading and Studying the Bible

Text: 2 Timothy 2:15 Reading and studying the Bible are two different things, yet they are also related. Reading is about acquiring knowledge and seeing what the text says. Studying is about acquiring understanding and seeing what the text means. In this lesson, we are going to focus on when, why, and how to read and study the Bible. When to […]