The book of Psalms, which literally means "Praise songs," was Israel's songbook of worship. Overall, the content and context of the Psalms remind us their assembly was "A Place of Praise." The same is true today in the Christian assembly. But Psalms also shows us the benefits of gathering with God's people. Beyond the worship given to God, we are blessed by being in the assembly. This lesson explores some of those benefits.
Our "One Book" series continues with a look at the book of Judges. In this lesson, we consider three concepts that were present in the days of the judges which also are relevant today.
In this special service, we consider the work of church leaders who shepherd, oversee and direct our local congregation. A better understanding of their work allows us to appreciate and encourage them in this great work.
At first glance, Israel’s penchant for idol worship seems far removed from us today, both in time and concept. A closer look at the nature of idolatry, however, reveals just how much it is still a snare for us today, even within our own Christian faith.
People struggle to discover how God wants them to live.Yet, both Jesus and Paul point the way to the best interpreter of God's word.
In our "One Book" series, the story of Joshua builds off of the transition of power from Moses to Joshua and the people finally accomplishing what their forefathers wouldn't: possession of the Canaan land. In this lesson, we offer some background information, a breakdown of events of the book and some lessons to learn from a study of Joshua.
Life without worship gets a person out of rhythm with God. The history of God's people suggests we need to bring ourselves into the divine presence of God on a regular, rhythmical basis. Leviticus 23 provides the backdrop of Israel's religious calendar. The weekly sabbath plus five annual feasts brought the rhythm they needed for their times. After a review of their worship, in this lesson, we draw some practical reminders for us today about our Christian worship.
In our look at the book of Deuteronomy we quickly scan the events of the book (the speeches of Moses) and then we concentrate on chapters 5, 6 and 7 which remind us the basis of the law, God's love and his desire for the people's holiness.
David Shannon continues his classes from the 2019 Marriage Enrichment Seminar.
In our "One Book" series we've come to Numbers. This lesson explores some of the features of the fourth book of the Bible and then focuses on the incident of the poisonous serpents and God's remedy which is remembered and realized by Jesus in John 3.