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 […]

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 […]