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. […]

Types of Questions We Don’t Need to Answer

Text: Proverbs 29:9 It is easy for discussions on controversial issues to quickly become contentious – even on religious topics. Contentious discussions can consume our time and mental energy if we allow them to. Questions are often used to draw us into discussions. Some of these are good (1 Peter 3:15). But some questions do not need […]

Examining the New Testament Passages About Elders

Text: Acts 14:23 When considering elders, we need to examine what the New Testament says about them. This lesson will focus on passages that speak about elders. The next lessons will look more closely at the qualifications for elders and the relationship between elders and the church. Acts 11:29-30 Elders are responsible to oversee the work […]

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 […]

The Churches of Men

Text: Matthew 15:13 There are many churches in the religious world that can be classified as “churches of men.” We need to be warned about these churches – not just so that we can avoid being a part of them, but so that we can help lead others out of them. Define “Churches of Men” We often […]

A Different Life

Text: Matthew 7:13-27 In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus gave instructions for the life of a disciple. In our text, He described the life of a disciple as a different life. Our lives are filled with choices we need to make. These choices reflect who we are. As Jesus’ disciples, we are to make choices in line […]

A Just Life

Text: Matthew 7:1-12 In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus gave instructions for the life of a disciple. In our text, He described the life of a disciple as a just life. The word means to be fair. But as we will see, this does not mean that we treat everyone the same. That may sound surprising to […]