Submit and Resist

Text: James 4:1-12 This lesson is the seventh in a series on the book of James. In this passage, James talked about the need to submit to God and resist the devil. There Is a War Inside of Us (v. 1-5) Conflicts among us are primarily rooted in selfishness (v. 1) – our desires over the good of others Following […]

Trials and Temptations

Text: James 1:1-17 This lesson is the first in a series on the book of James. James is a very practical book. It shows us how we are to live as Christians. In this first lesson, we’re going to be studying about trials and temptations. Joy in Trials (v. 2-4) Trials are meant to test […]

Do Not Envy the Wicked

Text: Psalm 73:1-2 God has abundantly blessed us in this life. More than this, He has also promised something far better after. Yet we are still tempted to envy those around us as the wicked often seem to prosper in this life. This is nothing new. In Psalm 73, Asaph wrote about the same thing. God was […]

Taking Personal Responsibility

Text: Philippians 2:12 We are living in a time in which we are more cut off from others than we had been previously. This makes it all the more important that we take personal responsibility – for our faith and our standing before God. In this lesson, we’re going to see why this is important and the ways […]

Man Does Not Live by Bread Alone

Text: Deuteronomy 8:1-10 The book of Deuteronomy contains many reminders for the people, given to them before they entered Canaan – reminders of the law, of their wilderness wanderings, of God’s care for them, and so on. In our text, they were reminded of God’s care for them, including Him sending manna for them to eat. […]

Why It Is Important to Study the Bible

Text: 2 Timothy 2:15 The Bible contains the truth and reveals to us the mind of God. Yet it is not a private diary of God’s thoughts that mankind just happened to discover – it is revelation. Since God has revealed His word FOR us, what are we to do with it? First, we must study it. […]

The Temptation of Christ

Text: Matthew 4:1-11 After His baptism, Jesus was led into the wilderness to be tempted. Satan tried to get Him to sin, but Jesus never once gave in to any temptation. He set an example for us, showing how to handle temptations. The Nature of This Temptation There are two types of temptations – testing […]