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 […]

Remembering God’s Word

Text: Ecclesiastes 12:9-12 Recently we studied Ecclesiastes 12:1 (“Remember Your Creator”). In this lesson, we will focus on a related subject – remembering our Creator’s word. In our text, the wise man made a contrast between the words of God and the words of man. As we will see, it is important that we remember God’s […]

Remember Your Creator

Text: Ecclesiastes 12:1 As the wise man began to close the book of Ecclesiastes, he made an appeal to the young: Remember your Creator. This is important for all, but particular emphasis is placed upon the young. Why is it important to remember God as our Creator? And how do we remember Him as such? […]

Bible Study Mistakes to Avoid

Text: 2 Timothy 2:15 Studying the Bible is an important part of being a Christian. Yet we sometimes make mistakes when it comes to Bible study. When we do, our study does not benefit us as it should. In this lesson, we will notice some common mistakes that are made in studying the Bible so […]

Benefits of a Mid-Week Bible Study

Text: Psalm 122:1 The psalmist expressed gladness at the thought of going to the house of the Lord to worship. Obviously, there are differences between Jewish worship and our assemblies. But our attitude should be the same – assembling is a blessing, not a chore (cf. Malachi 1:13). Many congregations have mid-week Bible studies. These should be […]

Counting the Cost

Text: Luke 14:27-33 In this passage, discipleship is not being discouraged, but Jesus is emphasizing he fact that we must understand what we are committing to by following Him. He used two illustrations to make His point – a man building a tower and a king going to battle. As we take a closer look […]

Some Things Christians Cannot Do

Text: Matthew 5:14 There are many things that Christians should not do. But the Bible also teaches that there are some things that Christians cannot do. As we consider these, keep in mind that Jesus said these are things we cannot do, so do not think that you might be the exception to the rule (cf. Romans […]