You can't really reduce something as dynamic as salvation into a simple list of things to do, but we sometimes try. But this lesson is not what you might think. It's a story about five things four men did to help a man who needed Jesus. When we follow their "steps" we can bring others to Jesus!
One of the most memorable verses in the Bible is often not clearly understood. Phil. 4:13 is not the motivation to win the game or run a race. It can be, but it's much, much more. It's really about persevering through trials and struggles to be able to do what God has asked you to do. And when you fail at that, it is the calm reassurance Jesus will cover for you.
We like "lists" and "facts." The Bible contains some lists and lots of facts, but it is so much more. Yet, in Matthew chapters 16-20, there's what we might call a list of some of the greatest things. This lesson explores how these things impact our decision to follow Jesus and serve in his church.
Matthew 14 contains three very familiar stories that are like a miniature world that we live in today. This lesson takes us on a survey of these stories reminding us that while the world seems against us, we should take advantage of our opportunities to make a difference but when we fail God is always there to rescue us.
Christianity is a religion that is both private and public. The public side of Christianity is the nature of Paul's words in Phil. 4:5-12. The emphasis seems to center on how our handling of people and situations have a tremendous impact on those who will witness our faith during times of difficulties and trials. This lesson is a reminder that you really can make a difference in our world!
Jesus is known for so many things, but the example he sets for us in prayer is the subject of this study. In this lesson we take a look at his personal prayer life and some of the things he taught about praying in Matthew 6.
In Philippians 4:4 Paul gives a command, not a suggestion. The key word in this verse is "always." In this lesson, we discuss how to do that even during times when we don't feel like.
Unfortunately, peace is rare. Whether it be the nations, our country or even our churches, there is typically division and disputes. In Philippians 4:1-3, Paul steps in to try to resolve a conflict with two women. But, in doing so, he shows us a lasting process to follow to help bring about peace if we desire to be a peacemaker.
The saddest person in the world is a discouraged Christian. Yet, discouragement happens to all. In Phil. 3:12-21, Paul gives a series of instructions to help Christians overcome discouragement and fulfill God's plan for them to keep moving forward!
The birth of Jesus Christ changed the world. Even unbelievers admit the same every time they write the date. But how did the news of the Lord's birth impact those directly involved in the story? In this lesson we explore the reaction of the Shepherds who received the news of the birth of our Lord.