The Wisdom From Above

Text: James 3:13-18 There are two types of wisdom – worldly wisdom and heavenly wisdom. The previous lesson discussed using heavenly wisdom as we plan for the future. This lesson will take a step back and consider the contrast between the two types of wisdom. How to Determine If We Have Wisdom (James 3:13) Earlier […]

Planning for the Future

Text: Proverbs 16:9 If we are going to be pleasing to God, there are two critical factors – God’s instructions and our decisions. We must know what God desires us to do, then we must decide to do it. At the turn of every new year, many make resolutions and goals for the upcoming year. This […]

The Sum of Your Word is Truth

Text: Psalm 119:153-160 Twentieth stanza of Psalm 119 – This lesson focuses on truth. However, it is not enough to simply recognize that the word is truth. We must also obey it if we hope to be saved. The Sum of God’s Word is Truth (Psalm 119:160) We have seen already in this psalm that God’s […]

Lacking Sense

Text: Proverbs 15:21 The book of Proverbs focuses on wisdom from above. It contains many contrasts between wisdom and foolishness. Several passages describe the one who lacks sense – void of wisdom/understanding (KJV). Paul said we are to “walk, not as unwise men but as wise” (Ephesians 5:15). Let us consider some of the passages in […]

Benevolence: Individual

Text: Galatians 6:10 While we see churches engaging in benevolence in the New Testament, most benevolence will be done by individuals. Even the congregational benevolence is dependent upon the giving of individual Christians (1 Corinthians 16:1-2). In this lesson, we will focus on the benevolence that is done (or should be done) by us as […]

Do Not Exceed What Is Written

Text: 1 Corinthians 4:6 Paul had to address several problems in his first letter to Corinth. One had to do with them elevating men and regarding them as more important than they were. He used himself and Apollos as an example to teach them “not to exceed what is written.” His warning to them was […]

Making the Most of Your Time

Text: Ephesians 5:15-16 All of us are busy with obligations and responsibilities of this life. We only have so much time in which to do everything. Paul gave the Ephesians instructions about how to make the most of their time by focusing on what is truly important. Understand the Will of God (Ephesians 5:17) Paul said, […]