In this season of Thanksgiving, as we explore our great blessings, nothing is more deserving of our thanks than "the God of all grace" (1 Pet. 5:10). God's grace really is amazing, as John Newton described it in his famous song. In this lesson, we'll explore what's amazing about grace and why we are thankful for it!
The year 2020 will forever be remembered as a time of sickness, sorrow and death. Yet, as Christians live through these difficult times, God wants us to rise above the negativity and be thankful. In 2nd Corinthians 1, the apostle Paul shows us how to understand and appreciate God's comfort. NOTE: Due to some issues with livestream troubleshooting, some of this service was not recorded. Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe on YouTube
Out of all the churches to which Paul wrote letters, the church of the Thessalonians was a cut above. In his first epistle to them he spent the whole first chapter remembering and praising them. These wonderful verses remind us that we, like Paul, should be thankful for the church.
Our culture has enough complainers. Instead, God wants his children to be thankful. As Thanksgiving approaches, we are going to focus on the things for which we should be thankful. In this lesson, we'll investigate the great story of Jonathon and David. All of us need a friend like Jonathon! From him, we learn what kind of attributes we need in friends!
Each year on Great Commission Sunday we consider the importance of the mission of the church. In this lesson, we look to Paul's letter to the Romans (1:1-7) to see not only how important the Gospel was to Paul but we also make the important connection that shows us how important the Gospel is to God and how that impacts us.
The Bible is clear: God has spoken. We believe this means we must trust and preach his word. But ultimately, no matter what we believe, we must be the kind of believers who practice God's word. In 2 Tim. 3:10-15, we see Paul's example to Timothy, which is a reminder of what we must continue to do in order to practice the word.
Preaching involves more than just the preacher. There could be no preaching without the hearers. In 2 Timothy 4:1-4 we find instructions for preaching and hearing but also reasons why we must preach the word.
If it can be proven that God has spoken his will, there are important implications. Today we start a short series of lessons exploring those implications. In this lesson, we consider important reasons we must trust God's word since we know God has spoken. Our text is 2 Tim. 3:16-17, one of the bedrock passages of Scripture about Scripture.
The prophet Elijah is one of the great heroes of the Old Testament. Yet, despite having heard the prophetic voice of God so often, despite having witnessed the mighty, powerful hand of God in his ministry, what Elijah needed to hear more than any other thing was the still, small voice of God. No matter who you are the same is true of you. Today, the most important thing you need to do is hear the voice of God. Will you listen?
I believe politics is important. I also believe it's not most important. Therefore, if we choose to discuss politics, we always need to do that remembering what is most important. In this lesson, we consider "Seven Ways to Discuss Politics and Still Be a Christian."