Qualifications to Lead

Text: Joshua 24:15 How do we decide who we will serve/follow? This is a common question in an election year. But this lesson focuses on matters more important than politics. Joshua challenged the people to choose, while he had already made his choice. Why follow God? What qualifies Him to be our king & worthy […]

The Christian’s Walk

Text: Colossians 1:9-10 Walk in Newness of Life (Romans 6:4) This follows baptism (Romans 6:3-4) — in baptism we become free from sin (Romans 6:17-18) We are to be different than the old self (Romans 6:6) — repentance We are to be different than the world (Romans 12:2) — live by a higher standard Walk […]

Things That Are More Valuable Than Gold

Word of God (Psalm 19:10; 119:72) Valuable because it comes from God (2 Timothy 3:16) — He Himself is more valuable than gold (Job 22:24-25) Addresses the biggest problem in the history of man — sin (Romans 3:23; 6:23) — and provides the only solution (Acts 4:12) It will never become outdated (Jude 3; Galatians […]

Permit the Children to Come to Me

Text: Mark 10:13-16 Disciples First Turned the Children Away, Then Jesus Welcomed Them — Why? They were important — even from a young age, children are to be trained in the right way (Proverbs 22:6) They provided an important reminder — “the kingdom of God belongs to such as these” (v. 14) Characteristics of Children […]

Finding Purpose Amidst the Vanity of Life

Text: Ecclesiastes 1:2-11 All is Vanity Futility of wisdom (Ecclesiastes 1:12-18; 2:12-17) Futility of pleasures (Ecclesiastes 2:1-3, 10-11) Futility of possessions (Ecclesiastes 2:4-11) Futility of labor (Ecclesiastes 2:18-26) Yet These Things Can Have Profit Profit of wisdom (Proverbs 3:13-18) Profit of pleasures (Ecclesiastes 11:9-10) Profit of possessions (Proverbs 10:15,22) Profit of labor (Proverbs 14:23) Is […]

“I Am the Lord Your God”

Text: Leviticus 19 Chapter begins with a call for holiness (v. 2; cf. 1 Peter 1:15-16) — What will holiness look like? Honor God Keep My sabbaths (v. 3,30) — consistent, ongoing action; reminded them of God’s work in creation (Exodus 20:8-11) Revere My sanctuary (v. 30) — respect the place of worship; specifically for […]

Pressing On Toward The Goal

Text: Philippians 3:12-14 Forget What Lies Behind Our old lives of sin (Romans 6:6) Evil companions (2 Corinthians 6:14-17) Hopelessness (Ephesians 2:12) Lack of direction (Jeremiah 10:23) Reach Forward to What Lies Ahead Maturity (Hebrews 6:1) Wisdom (Ephesians 5:15-18) Hope (Hebrews 6:18-20) Press On Toward the Goal We need to have endurance (Hebrews 12:1) Stay […]