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 […]

God Cannot Lie

Text: Hebrews 6:18 In our text, the Hebrew writer made the point that “it is impossible for God to lie.” Paul made the same point in his letter to Titus: “…God, who cannot lie…” (Titus 1:2). The Hebrew writer used this point to explain our source of encouragement and reason for hope. Why is it “impossible […]

Jeremiah and the Parable of the Sower

Text: Matthew 13:3-9 One of the more well-known parables of Jesus is the parable of the sower. It is a simple parable – its basic point can be explained quickly, yet it teaches an important lesson. It is also one we can build upon to draw out other points. In this lesson, we are going to consider […]

The Desire for Unity

Text: Psalm 133 This is a brief psalm about the blessings of unity among God’s people. But too often unity is taken for granted, perverted from God’s plan, or destroyed through division. Unity is GOOD and PLEASANT. Therefore, it is important that we understand what this is and why it is important. Unity Must Be Based Upon […]