Conduct Yourselves in a Manner Worthy of the Gospel

Text: Philippians 1:27-30 When Paul wrote to the church at Philippi, there were very few problems that he needed to address. These brethren were faithfully following the Lord and were an encouragement to the apostle. So he encouraged them to continue serving the Lord in a way that would please Him. He told them to “conduct [themselves] in a manner […]

Our Bodies as Instruments of Righteousness

Text: Romans 6:12-14 Our bodies can be used one of two ways – either for God or for sin. How can we use the members of our bodies as instruments of righteousness? Let’s consider what the Bible says about how we can use the different parts of our bodies. Our Minds (Thinking) Must be set on God’s […]

Turning Blessings into Curses

Text: Proverbs 25:16 In the Bible, honey is often used to symbolize God’s great blessings for man (cf. Exodus 3:8). Yet in our text, the wise man pointed out that this same blessing can be turned into something with negative effects. It is possible to take the good things God blesses us with and turn them into […]

What Are Our Priorities?

Text: Ecclesiastes 12:13 Our lives are shaped by our priorities. Time, energy, and resources are limited; therefore, we spend them on what is important to us. What should be most important to us? The Bible shows us what our highest priorities should be. We need to see what the Bible says and examine our lives to see […]

Sleep

Text: Ecclesiastes 5:12 Sleep is one of the few activities that all humans participate in each day. Our health, mood, mental ability, and performance of tasks depend on the quantity and quality of sleep. The Bible speaks of sleep – both literally and figuratively. In this lesson, we will consider four types of sleep discussed in Scripture. Sleep of Physical Rest […]

Learning from the Sabbath

Text: Exodus 20:8-11 The Sabbath day was given as a day of rest each week. Christians are not under the Sabbath law today, but it was part of the Old Testament that was written for our learning (Romans 15:4). What principles do we find in the Sabbath law that we need to take and apply […]

Five Woes

Text: Habakkuk 2:6-19 God told Habakkuk that He would use the Babylonians to punish His people. However, God also said that He would hold the Babylonians accountable for their sins. In our text, He pronounced five woes upon them. We live in a different time and do not have the same position, yet we can still learn from […]