The Sower

Text: Luke 8:5-8, 11-15 Jesus often used parables in His teaching – using an everyday illustration to describe a spiritual truth. In this parable, Jesus talked about a sower who went out to sow his seed. Many points could be made from this, but we are going to attempt to identify the MAIN point. Once […]

The Faith to Move Mountains

Text: Matthew 17:14-21 The gospel records many occasions in which Jesus cast out demons. On this occasion, a man came requesting this be done to his son. Jesus’ disciples “could not cure him,” but Jesus cured him immediately. Afterward, Jesus’ disciples asked Him why they could not cast out this demon. Jesus’ answer provides an important […]

Some Things That Christians Cannot Do

Text: Matthew 5:14 There are many things that Christians SHOULD NOT do. However, the Bible also says that there are some things that Christians CANNOT do. In this lesson, we will focus on the points mentioned by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount. We Cannot Be Hidden (Matthew 5:14) We are the “light of the world” […]

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 […]

Man Does Not Live by Bread Alone

Text: Deuteronomy 8:1-10 The book of Deuteronomy contains many reminders for the people, given to them before they entered Canaan – reminders of the law, of their wilderness wanderings, of God’s care for them, and so on. In our text, they were reminded of God’s care for them, including Him sending manna for them to eat. […]

Rules for Religious Discussions

Text: 1 Peter 3:15 It is incumbent upon all Christians to be ready to teach others. Our text describes teaching that is done in the course of a discussion. How do we make the best use of our opportunities to discuss the Scriptures with others? Be Willing to Defend the Truth Paul, as an apostle, was “appointed […]

The Vine and the Branches

Text: John 15:1-6 Jesus used the illustration of a vine and its branches to teach His apostles (and us). He was explaining something about Himself, the Father, and His disciples. There are important lessons for us to learn in Jesus’ illustration. The Vine: Jesus “I am the true vine…” (v. 1) – Jesus was speaking; we […]