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 […]

Different Perspectives

Text: Ezra 3:10-13 It is often the case that people look at one event, fact, or piece of information from different perspectives. As a result, they react differently to the same thing. This happened when the foundation for the second temple was laid – there were shouts of joy and the sound of weeping. There will always […]

Being a Productive Christian

Text: Ephesians 5:15-16 Many books, articles, and websites are dedicated to the subject of productivity. While this is good in our work and business, the Scriptures teach the importance of being productive in our spiritual lives. In this lesson, we will see what the Bible says about how to be a productive Christian. Productivity Is Not […]