Things That Are More Valuable Than Gold

Text: Job 31:24-25, 28 There is a temptation to put our trust in wealth, especially when we face greater uncertainty than normal. For centuries, gold has been valued; and the Scriptures do not deny the value of it. However, we are not to put our trust in it. As Job said in our text, that would […]

What Are Christians to Do in a Global Pandemic?

Text: Matthew 10:16 At the present time, everyone is talking about the Coronavirus. It originated in China and has been spreading throughout the world. The World Health Organization has classified it as a pandemic. The President of the United States has declared a national emergency. A lot of people are scared, there’s a lot of uncertainty, and people […]

The Christian’s Walk

Text: Colossians 1:9-10 Walk refers to the way in which we conduct our lives. We must do so “in a manner worthy of the Lord.” This comes by being filled with knowledge, wisdom, and understanding. It allows us to please the Lord and bear fruit. But what does this look like? How do we walk in a worthy […]

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. […]

Four Small Creatures

Text: Proverbs 30:24-28 The wise man used the illustration of four small creatures – ant, shephanim (rock badger), locust, and lizard/spider. Each of these provides a lesson for us in wisdom. The Ants Weakness – not a strong people; cannot hunt for food like a lion could How they compensate – prepare food in summer […]

A Father’s Advice to His Son

Text: Proverbs 4:20-27 Much of the book of Proverbs contains wisdom that a father wished to pass down to his son. However, this counsel is not only applicable to a son; this is for all of us. In this lesson, we are going to take a look at Solomon’s advice to his son in our text. […]

Sheep, Wolves, Serpents, and Doves

Text: Matthew 10:16 In this chapter, Jesus sent His twelve apostles out on the “limited commission” (Matthew 10:5-7). There are some similarities between their commission and our responsibilities today. We are as sheep in the midst of wolves, so we must be shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves. Sent Out as Sheep We are in a […]