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 Road to Gaza

Text: Acts 8:26-40 In this lesson, we’re going to visit one who was traveling the road to Gaza. As we travel down the road to Gaza, we will learn about preaching Jesus. Where We May Find Prospects Philip had been in Samaria – many people were responding to the gospel (v. 12-13); after that, he […]

The Road to Emmaus

Text: Luke 24:13-35 In this lesson, we’re going to visit two men who were traveling the road to Emmaus. As we travel down the road to Emmaus, we will learn about recognizing Jesus. Talk about the Things of Christ These two disciples were discussing what happened to Jesus as they traveled (v. 13-14) – when Jesus met them and […]

Our Attitude Toward God’s Word

Text: Nehemiah 8:1-3 The book of Nehemiah records the effort to rebuild the wall around Jerusalem. After it was completed, the people gathered together to hear the law read to them. This is an important passage to consider. It shows how to listen to, to speak, and to respond to God’s word. Attitude of the […]

The Problem with Division

Text: 1 Corinthians 1:10 The first of many problems that Paul addressed in his first letter to Corinth was the problem of division. There were factions within the church. Paul appealed for them to have unity. He did so by explaining what is the problem with division. When We Are Divided, We Are… Not Complete Complete – “perfectly joined […]

Many Other Things

Text: John 21:25 When John concluded his gospel, he indicated that there were “many other things” that Jesus did that were not recorded. There are a few lessons we can learn from this. The Bible Is Concise This is by design – not possible to include everything; ultimately, it would be counterproductive; much study is “wearying to […]

Types of Questions We Don’t Need to Answer

Text: Proverbs 29:9 It is easy for discussions on controversial issues to quickly become contentious – even on religious topics. Contentious discussions can consume our time and mental energy if we allow them to. Questions are often used to draw us into discussions. Some of these are good (1 Peter 3:15). But some questions do not need […]