Those Who Have No Right to Speak God’s Word

Text: Psalm 50:16-21 We sometimes hear celebrities, politicians, and other godless people quoting (or misquoting) the Bible to defend an unscriptural position. When we hear them, we might think, “What business do they have in speaking about the Bible?” God asked the same question in our text. There are certain ones who have no right […]

Little Faith

Text: Matthew 8:10, 26 This is a follow-up lesson to the one about great faith. In this lesson, we will examine what it means to have little faith. All of us need to examine ourselves and see how we can improve. Little Faith Worries About the Things of This Life (Matthew 6:30-32) Jesus cited God’s providential care […]

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 […]

“I Am a Stranger in the Earth”

Text: Psalm 119:17-24 Third stanza of Psalm 119 – This lesson considers how God’s word provides companionship for us. People value friendships, family relationships, being part of a community, etc. But often, we will be strangers, alone, outcasts, etc. God’s word provides comfort and guidance for us when we feel as the psalmist did – […]

Begging Jesus to Leave

Text: Mark 5:1-20 Three times in our text, an individual or group begs/implores Jesus to leave – each one is for a different reason. There are lessons we can learn from each one of these. The Demons Begged Jesus to Let Them Leave and Enter the Swine (Mark 5:11-13) Shows Jesus’ power over the demons […]

Keeping God’s Word Results in Purity

Text: Psalm 119:9-16 Second stanza of Psalm 119 – Following God’s word results in purity in our lives. Any one of us can keep from sin if we follow the word of God, but we must do certain things to make this happen. Following God’s Word Keeps Our Way Pure (v. 9) The word of […]

Why Being Non-Denominational Is Not Good Enough

Text: Revelation 3:1 In the past, more emphasis was placed upon denominational affiliation. But for many today, this is less important. This mindset has given rise to the number of “non-denominational” churches. For years, faithful brethren have rightly condemned denominationalism. So is the trend of non-denominationalism a good thing? Maybe not. Why not? Simply being non-denominational is […]