December 06, 2020
Thessalonica was a church in pursuit of excellence. They were highly praised by the apostle Paul. They were an example in their time and remain an example now. What lessons can we learn from the church in Thessalonica?
May 03, 2020
What is discipleship? What does it look like in the church family? How does it manifest itself? How do we grow in discipleship? What does discipleship cost us? This lesson aims to answer these and a few other questions about genuine discipleship in the context of the church family.
January 26, 2020
What would church look like if everything was open and exposed, like it is in a reality TV show? What would it look like if all of its problems were out in the open? Jesus sees our church as it really is rather than how we like to think it is! As part of our Family Focused series, this lesson uses the seven churches in Revelation to get us to consider what real church looks like?
December 01, 2019
"What kind of Christian are you?" Though not an uncommon question, it reflects an incredible misunderstanding about the nature of Christianity as it was revealed in Scripture and practiced by the original disciples.
March 23, 2014
What is the church of Christ? When Peter made the great confession concerning the person and purpose of Jesus, Jesus said that upon that kind of faith (this rock) He would build His church. What church? It is the church that belongs to Christ. This church is His body. It is all the saved of all time of all nations. It is His bride. It's members are citizens in His kingdom. There is no salvation outside of the body of Christ, so understanding and appreciating this church is vital to our salvation.
March 28, 2013
Local churches are made up of people. This is obvious, but what is often forgotten is that fact that people have problems and these problems often pose a threat to the unity of a local church. This lesson not only looks at threats to our unity, but also some positive manifestations of unity that we don't pay as much attention to. Unity must be sought, maintained, and protected.
March 24, 2013
Following their return from captivity, God's people had done very well in rebuilding their lives and the city of Jerusalem. They had nice paneled homes to live in. Their lives were returning to normal. One problem existed... they had neglected to finish building God's house. Haggai was sent by God to rekindle their fire for doing God's word. His message is a timeless one, truly it is time to build!
May 23, 2012
We live in a very ME-Centered culture. Many people live selfish, self-centered lives. You can see this displayed by the way people treat each other. It's not right, but we expect to find people living with a "me-focus" in the world. The last place we'd expect to find a "me-focus" is in the lives of Christians and in local churches, however, this focus is often there as well. This lesson challenges us to reconsider our spiritual lives and say, "It's all about God!"