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 […]

Good Things to Do When You’re Young

Text: Ecclesiastes 11:9-12:1 “Childhood and the prime of life are fleeting…” The truth of this becomes more apparent with age. How can one make the most of his youth? Depending on who you ask, you may get different answers (pursue education, build friendships, etc.). What does the Bible say? Enjoy Life (Ecclesiastes 11:9-10) The wise man […]

What Keeps Us from Going to Battle?

Text: Deuteronomy 20:1-9 In the Old Testament, the Israelites were called to fight. These physical battles teach us lessons for our spiritual war. In our text, Moses encouraged the people to not fear the enemies they would face and also gave certain exemptions that would excuse certain men from their responsibilities to go to war. As Christians involved […]

Four Small Creatures

Text: Proverbs 30:24-28 The wise man used the illustration of four small creatures – ant, shephanim (rock badger), locust, and lizard/spider. Each of these provides a lesson for us in wisdom. The Ants Weakness – not a strong people; cannot hunt for food like a lion could How they compensate – prepare food in summer […]

Holy Hands

Text: 1 Timothy 2:8 In the previous lesson, we studied about a modest heart – particularly as it pertains to women. This lesson is a counterpart to that one. There are lessons for men that relate to what we discussed. The expression about “lifting up holy hands” is not about a particular prayer posture; instead, it signifies one […]