Mark and Avoid

Text: Romans 16:17-18 At the close of his letter to Rome, Paul told the brethren to “mark” and “avoid” certain people. Why would he tell them to do this? What was this to accomplish? And what about the one being marked? In this lesson, we will seek to answer these questions from the word of God. Reasons […]

Why Israel Fell

Text: 2 Kings 17:7-18 A little more than 200 years after the kingdom was divided, the northern tribes were taken into captivity. In our text, we have an explanation as to why this happened. Just as they fell, we can fall away from God today – and for the same reasons. So let us consider the […]

Sound the Alarm

Text: Hosea 5:8 Much of the preaching that is done today avoids the whole counsel of God (Acts 20:27). Instead, it emphasizes what is positive, feel-good, and motivational. It is this way because that is what people want (2 Timothy 4:3). There is a general dislike, even among some of our brethren, of preaching that […]

Dealing with Matters of Judgment

Text: 1 Corinthians 13:6-7 How are brethren to handle differences in matters of personal judgment? Is it Truly a Matter of Judgment? First must determine if the issue under consideration is truly a matter of judgment or if it is a matter of sin instead This determination is made only by an unbiased examination of […]

The Justice of God

Text: Ezekiel 18 This lesson was written in light of the news of Osama bin Laden’s death. God Wants All to be Saved (v. 23, 32) Jesus came to save the world (John 3:16) — God wants all to be saved (2 Peter 3:9) But just because God wants all to be saved does not […]

Warning Against Falling Away

Text: Hebrews 3:12-13 Take Heed – Warning based on the reminder in verses 7-11 Brethren – Christians can fall away An Evil, Unbelieving Heart – We can develop a heart like this Falling Away from the Living God – Apostasy from the One who can either reward us or punish us Encourage One Another – […]

The Ancient Paths

Text: Jeremiah 6:16 Signs that indicate our apostasy: Refusal to listen to the words of God (v. 10) False sense of security (v. 14) Lack of shame (v. 15)