The work of the church can be described in many terms, but if narrowed to just one it would be "salvation." Everything we do in the church has the salvation of souls as our motivation. This lesson encourages to remember that and to be invigorated to continue in that mission.
The Second Coming of Christ shouldn't be feared. That's right, there is a way to not get nervous when you hear those words. In 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11, Paul describes two kinds of people: those of the night (darkness) and those of the day (light). Choose the darkness and fear; choose the light and be ready and reassured about the Second Coming of Christ.
Perhaps no other biblical doctrine is as meaningful and misunderstood all at the same time as baptism. Baptism is more than a doctrine though. It's a beautiful blessing too. In this lesson we consider the very basics of biblical baptism. Great truths and wonderful blessings will emerge!
Why be a Christian? Those who were members of the church at Colosse decided Christianity was worth it because of who Christ is. In this lesson we explore 10 powerful facts about the Christ of the church from Colossians 1:13-20.
On "National Grandparents Day" we celebrated with our grandparents. The Bible has much to say about the foundational influence of grandparents and give us principles to make this relationship "great".
At times in life we come to a crossroads and our decision shapes our life. But even after becoming a Christian, we still have these crossroads. Every day we are faced with the challenge to go back and follow the tide of culture or to stand up for Christ. This lesson explores those choices from Eph. 4:17-24.
You've heard of both of these men, but in John 19 they are found at the foot of the cross preparing the body of Jesus for burial. What's so significant about this? This lesson explores the great risk and reward of faith these men took to "come out" for Jesus.
In our third and final lesson about the eldership, we discuss where the rubber meets the road. The work shepherds do is fundamental to the success of the local church. This lesson follows the Bible names given to elders and how they can be narrowed into three main areas of work.
It's a monumental task to cover the two lists of qualifications for shepherds found in 1 Tim. 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9. However, in this lesson, we break down those 34 qualities into five discernible groups. This is how God describes the kind of men he wants to shepherd and oversee his people in the church.
In 2 Cor. 7:8-11, Paul shows us two kinds of sorrow. The sorrow of the world is one kind. This may be what one experiences when they get caught or exposed in wrongdoing. The other kind of sorrow is better: it's godly sorrow. This sorrow cares more about God than self and leads to the kind of change God requires men to make to please him: Repentance.