A Good Name

Text: Proverbs 22:1 When Solomon talked about “a good name,” he was referring to one’s reputation. This is what a person is known for. What are we known for? How important is it to have a good name? The Comparison Solomon made a comparison between “a good name” and “great wealth” – if we can only have […]

Through Many Tribulations (Part 3: Sacrifices)

Text: Acts 14:22 Paul and Barnabas encouraged the brethren to remain faithful to the Lord “through many tribulations” so they could reach the final reward of heaven. The kinds of tribulations that we may face could be unique to Christians or common to all people. Any of these tribulations could potentially derail our faith and […]

Vanity of Our Efforts without God

Psalm 127:1-2 Psalm 127 was written by Solomon – king of Israel and builder of the temple. He understood the need to rely upon God. In this lesson, we are going to make some spiritual applications to what Solomon mentioned in this psalm. Building the House God’s house today is the church (1 Timothy 3:15) – made […]

What Did Not Exist in Eden

Text: Genesis 2:8 When God created man, He created the perfect place on earth for him to live – the Garden of Eden. Unfortunately, Adam and Eve would lose that home and the consequences would be felt by all people. Why was Eden the perfect place? It has to do with what did NOT exist […]

Who Knows?

Text: Ecclesiastes 8:7 There is one thing in our future that is certain – death followed by judgment. Beyond that, we cannot say with certainty what will happen in our future. How do we approach life with this uncertainty? We must look to what God has revealed in the Scriptures. This lesson will examine several passages about people with uncertain […]

The Right Hand of Fellowship

Text: Galatians 2:9 Leaders in the church in Jerusalem extended “the right hand of fellowship” to Paul and Barnabas. What does this mean? Obviously, it means they extended fellowship to them. But what significance does the “right hand” have in this? We will consider that in this lesson. What is Fellowship? Many have different ideas […]

This World Is Not My Home

Text: 2 Corinthians 5:1 Paul described the fact that our lives on earth are temporary, yet we have an eternal home in heaven. It is important that we understand this – this world is not our home; our real home is in heaven. In this lesson, we are going to contrast these two homes and consider […]