The attitude with which we bring our appeal of the Gospel is crucial for its effectiveness. In 1 Thessalonians 2, Paul presents three attitudes for us to consider as we share Jesus with others.
Sometimes, you find yourself in front of a threshold. It is something unfamiliar, something even uncomfortable. Do you cross it? Why? Peter knew that feeling. He saw animals that were not to be eaten yet God told him to eat. Then, he told him to do something else he had never done. Do we have the courage to respond as Peter did?
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.
Chris McCurley visited with us for the final lesson in the Summer Series and delivered a great sermon about reflecting on our relationship with God.
As a non-traditional Rabbi, Jesus drew many followers that came to hear him teach. As he taught them, he would say things that many did not understand, and sometimes it would cause them to stop following Him and His teaching. However, when many left, it was Peter who recognized that Jesus had the words of eternal life that are written and recorded in our Bibles so that we too can believe and come to know that He is the Holy one of God.
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.
Truth has become a casualty of the moment. When needed, we shave the truth, or at least, cross our fingers behind our back. It is a sign we don’t want to really tell the truth. The 9th commandment directs honesty. Dishonesty comes in many forms but honesty has one form—tell the truth in love all the time.