Being Like Christ

Text: 1 Peter 2:11-25 Jesus is the perfect example for us. In our text, Peter explained how we are to be like Him in doing good, submitting to God, and enduring sufferings for His name. Be an Example to Others (v. 11-12) As aliens and strangers – this world is not our home (Philippians 3:20) […]

A Modest Heart

Text: 1 Timothy 2:9-15 When we talk about modesty, we often think about clothing, especially women’s clothing. However, modesty is about more than clothing – it begins with the heart. In this lesson, we will see how a modest heart is to manifest itself in a woman (a subsequent lesson will discuss applications for men). How […]

Mary the Mother of Jesus

Text: Matthew 1:20-23 Some in the religious world elevate Mary to the status of deity. She played an important role in Christ being born into the world, but she was not equal with Him. Without elevating her too highly, we can recognize and appreciate the good qualities she possessed. We will consider some of these in this […]

Marriage, Jesus, and the Church

Text: Ephesians 5:22-33 This passage is often used to discuss the roles of husbands and wives. This is certainly taught in this passage. However, these roles are used to illustrate the main point – the relationship between Christ and the church. This lesson will consider what this passage says about the roles of husbands and wives. […]

“I Go to Prepare a Place for You”

Text: John 14:2-3 We sometimes hear the phrase, “Heaven is a prepared place for a prepared people.” Though the phrase itself is not in the Scriptures, the idea is Scriptural. In this lesson, we will examine this prepared place – what it is like and how it has been prepared. We will also examine the […]

Take Up Your Cross

Text: Luke 9:23 Jesus says we must take up our cross if we are to be His disciple. But how do we do this? Obviously, it involves sacrifice and a willingness to give one’s life. But to see what is demanded of us, it is helpful for us to look at what Jesus endured with […]

What the Cross Represents

Text: Galatians 6:14 The Cross of Christ A symbol of death (Acts 2:23) A symbol of rejection (Matthew 23:37; John 19:15) A symbol of humiliation (Hebrews 12:2) A symbol of rebellion (John 19:12) A symbol of submission (Philippians 2:8) Our Cross (Luke 9:23) A symbol of death (Romans 6:3-6,11) A symbol of rejection (1 Peter […]