Why Would Christians Follow Diotrephes?

In John’s third letter, he warned about a man named Diotrephes. We often talk about his desire for preeminence, his rule over the church, and the trouble he caused; but we don’t usually talk about his followers. In this lesson, we are going to consider the followers of Diotrephes and why they would follow him. How […]

Progressivism

Text: Proverbs 24:21 The wise man warned about those who are “given to change.” These individuals want change for the sake of change. Sometimes change is good and necessary; sometimes it is not. Change is inherently part of progressivism – continue to move forward and not remain as or where we were. In this lesson, we […]

Apostate churches of Christ

Text: Revelation 2:4-5 As we consider the different churches that exist in the religious world, some of these churches can be classified as “apostate churches of Christ.” They are composed of brethren but have departed from Christ. This lesson will examine these churches. Define “Apostate churches of Christ” Departed from the NT pattern – therefore, […]

The Head Covering

Text: 1 Corinthians 11:1-16 The issue over the head covering has been controversial at times among brethren. It is a topic that many are curious about. So in this lesson, we will look at what Paul says in 1 Corinthians 11 about the head covering. Hold to the Traditions It is easy for people to […]

Why God’s Commands Are Disregarded

Text: John 2:1-11 Excuses the servants could have given for not obeying Jesus: We Think It Won’t Work – God’s ways are wiser than ours (1 Corinthians 1:25) We Think It Isn’t Necessary – It is not up to us to determine what is or is not necessary (Matthew 28:18) It Is Not What We Are Used […]

Shortcuts to Bible Study

Methods some people use to avoid having to study the Bible: Use your own common sense – Jeremiah 10:23; Proverbs 14:12 Follow the majority – Matthew 7:13-14 Believe what your family believes – Matthew 10:34-37; Luke 16:27-28 Do what you’ve always done – Matthew 15:1-9 Follow well-known / well-respected preachers – 1 Corinthians 4:6; Acts […]

Redefining Christianity

Some are trying to change the religion of Christ so it fits with their desires and the trends of society. What is being rejected? Personal discipline Any appearance of tradition Absolute standard of truth What is being accepted? Spiritual diversity Interpersonal connections over spiritual education Different forms of art & instruction in religious events Different […]