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 […]

Making the Most of Your Time

Text: Ephesians 5:15-16 All of us are busy with obligations and responsibilities of this life. We only have so much time in which to do everything. Paul gave the Ephesians instructions about how to make the most of their time by focusing on what is truly important. Understand the Will of God (Ephesians 5:17) Paul said, […]

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 […]

Ten Years

Text: Ecclesiastes 11:10 Every hour, day, and year that passes is forever lost. It is impossible to “add a single hour” to our lives (Matthew 6:27). Recent milestones have caused me to reflect on ten years passing – a lot can change in a decade. This lesson will focus on five different ten year periods […]

Some Things Never Change

Text: Ecclesiastes 1:9-10 As we approach the end to another year, we tend to do a couple things. First, we look back at the changes that have taken place in our lives. Second, we look ahead to changes that may be coming in the future. And while our lives are filled with changes, it is […]

The Limitations of Man

Text: Ezekiel 28:6-10 Man has been made in the image of God (Genesis 1:26-27), but man does not share all the attributes of God. The King of Tyre was condemned because he thought of himself as equal with God. We must understand that as human beings, there are certain limitations that are placed upon us. […]