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 […]

I Love Your Commandments Above Gold

Text: Psalm 119:121-128 Sixteenth stanza of Psalm 119 – This lesson is about the riches that are found in the word of God. We will notice how the psalmist contrasts God’s commandments with gold. We can see why God’s word is so much more valuable as we consider these verses. We Must Value God’s Commandments […]

Mediocre Christianity

Text: Revelation 3:15-19 The church in Laodicea was condemned for being “lukewarm.” They thought they were “in need of nothing,” but they needed to “be zealous and repent.” At times, we may be like the Laodiceans – not what we should be, but not completely unfaithful; not zealously serving God, but not willfully rejecting Him; […]

From Your Precepts I Get Understanding

Text: Psalm 119:97-104 Thirteenth stanza of Psalm 119 – God meant for His word to be understood. Not only can it be understood, it can be understood by anyone. Furthermore, if we have the right attitude, we can continue to progress in our understanding, even to the point that we surpass those who might generally be “older […]

Bible Study Mistakes to Avoid

Text: 2 Timothy 2:15 Studying the Bible is an important part of being a Christian. Yet we sometimes make mistakes when it comes to Bible study. When we do, our study does not benefit us as it should. In this lesson, we will notice some common mistakes that are made in studying the Bible so […]

Decently and In Order

Text: 1 Corinthians 14:40 Our assemblies must be conducted “decently and in order” (KJV). What does this mean? How can we be sure our assemblies are what they need to be? This lesson will examine 1 Corinthians 14 to see how we can conduct our assemblies in the right way. The Goal is Edification (v. […]

Your Hands Made Me and Fashioned Me

Text: Psalm 119:73-80 Tenth stanza of Psalm 119 – This lesson focuses on God as our Creator, the giver of life. This should cause us to serve the Lord and do so in a certain way. Let us notice the connection between God being our Maker and our Master. God is Our Creator (v. 73) […]