Uriah the Hittite

Text: 2 Samuel 23:39 Uriah the Hittite is best remembered as the husband of Bathsheba who was killed by David to hide his affair. But he was not just an average soldier in Israel’s army. He was one of David’s “chief men” (2 Samuel 23:13,39). This lesson will examine the example of Uriah the Hittite […]

Five Ways to Test Your Faith

Text: 2 Corinthians 13:5 Christians need to “test” themselves to be sure they are “in the faith.” How can we determine if we are being as faithful as we ought to be? This lesson will examine five questions to ask ourselves about our faith. Are You Obedient to the Faith? For many in the religious […]

Trust in the Lord

Text: Proverbs 3:5-7 The words of the wise man to his son contain important reminders for each one of us today. Trust in the Lord (v. 5) To trust God means we put our faith in Him Trust must be earned – God has certainly earned our trust (Lamentations 3:22-23) God has shown His faithfulness through His providence (Genesis 8:22; […]

How Jesus Identified with Man

Text: Hebrews 2:10-18 One of the major themes of the book of Hebrews is the priesthood of Christ. But Jesus needed to identify with man in order to be our high priest (Hebrews 2:17). This lesson examines several ways in which Jesus identified with man. He Partook of Flesh and Blood (v. 14) All people […]

Permit the Children to Come to Me

Text: Mark 10:13-16 Disciples First Turned the Children Away, Then Jesus Welcomed Them — Why? They were important — even from a young age, children are to be trained in the right way (Proverbs 22:6) They provided an important reminder — “the kingdom of God belongs to such as these” (v. 14) Characteristics of Children […]

Daniel in the Lion’s Den

Text: Daniel 6 Some Will Want to Harm Us Do not be surprised if the world hates you (1 John 3:13) Persecution will be a reality (2 Timothy 3:12) Keep Your Behavior Excellent Keep behavior excellent because some will try to slander you (1 Peter 2:12) We must not suffer as an evildoer, but as […]

Putting Faith Into Practice

An Overview of the Book of James Faith is Demonstrated by: Our Words and Deeds Our works demonstrate our faith (2:16-17,24) It is manifest in our speech (1:26; 3:,9-10) This is a reflection of our heart (3:11-12) Our Approach to God’s Word God uses His word to call us and to save us (1:18) Receive […]