December 29, 2019
The majority of the New Testament is a collection of letters, or epistles, written to Christians. As part of the Basic Training series tour through the seventeen periods of Bible history, this lesson gives a quick synopsis of each of these letters.
December 22, 2019
Is Christmas about the presents or the presence? We definitely can get distracted by the trappings of the religious activities. It is easy to forget about the people who were present. They came to be in His presence. Each time we see one of these present in His presence we are challenged. Am I prepared to be in His presence?
December 15, 2019
What do we do when life shows us hard times? Where do we look for answers, comfort and hope? To whom do we turn for understanding, guidance and counsel? This lesson addresses how we, as disciples, should look up when life is looking down.
December 08, 2019
There is a war that we tend to ignore. It is being waged in our homes, in our churches, in our lives. In our highly sexualized culture, The command to flee sexual immorality carries even greater weight for disciples. Sadly, we do not give it the attention it needs. This lesson reminds of us this important fact.
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.
November 24, 2019
As part of the Basic Training series, this lesson covers the book of Acts. This spans from Christ's ascension to His Father's right hand to the apostle Paul's imprisonment in Rome. (Note: Unfortunately, audio is not available for this lesson).
November 17, 2019
What does a disciple look like? If the characteristics of a disciple were listed for you, would you look like one? Would your children see in your the character of a disciple of Jesus Christ? This lesson challenges us to consider our character in the light of Christ.
November 10, 2019
The idea that many will not see heaven is a terrifying thought. The idea that many relatively "good" people will not see heaven is terrifying. This is what Jesus says at the end of the Sermon on the Mount. This lesson challenges us to take some inventory of our own lives in light of this truth.
October 27, 2019
As part of our Basic Training series, this lesson takes a look at the historical period we call the life of Christ. This is a synopsis of the time when Jesus lived and taught on earth, to include the cross of Calvary, His resurrection and His ascension to His Father's right hand.
October 20, 2019
Acting like a fool is unbecoming to anyone, particularly a Christian. The wise man sets forth many proverbs concerning folly. We would be wise to consider and heed them, so that we may learn how NOT to act like a fool.
September 29, 2019
Four hundred years passed between Malachi and Matthew. What happened? Where was God? Another in the Basic Training series, this lesson takes a look at the historical time period between the Old and New Testaments, known as the years of silence.
August 25, 2019
The seventeen periods serve as a great filing cabinet for biblical events. Part of our Basic Training series, this lesson considers the Bible historical period after Israel (the northern tribes) were taken into captivity and Judah was left alone.
July 28, 2019
A terrible point in this history of Israel, the kingdom is divided into two, the northern ten tribes and the southern two tribes. Many kings came and went through this period of Bible history, as well as many prophets. As part of the Basic Training series, this lesson gives a synopsis of this period.
June 30, 2019
As part of our Basic Training series, these lessons consider the glory years of Israel. The kingdom was united. Saul, David and Solomon were kings. This lesson considers the United Kingdom, a period of Biblical history rich with incredible prophesies, wisdom and great lessons for us today.
June 02, 2019
As part of the Basic Training series, this lesson covers the period of Bible history after Israel escaped Egypt by God's mighty hand, displeased God in the early stages of their trip to the promised land and were made to wander in the wilderness. The lesson continues on through the book of Judges, prior to Israel demanding a king.
March 31, 2019
Israel, the people of God, were enslaved in Egypt. God heard their cries and determined to let them go. They would begin their journey to the promised land of Canaan. As part of the Basic Training series, this lesson explores the period we know as the Exodus.
March 03, 2019
What does the idea of 'church' bring to mind? There are many different ideas and feelings that exist about church today. As part of the Basic Training series, this lesson considers the idea of church from a Biblical perspective in hopes of clarifying what the church should bring to mind.
February 24, 2019
As part of the Basic Training series, this lesson covers the fourth of the seventeen periods of Bible history. The Patriarchs spans the time after the people were scattered at Babel to the end of the book of Genesis.
February 24, 2019
As part of the Basic Training series, this lesson takes a look at the armor God has called upon Christians to wear. This considers how we must take up the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
February 17, 2019
As part of the Basic Training series, this lesson takes a look at the armor God has called upon Christians to wear. This considers how we must wear the shield of faith and the helmet of salvation.
February 10, 2019
As part of the Basic Training series, this lesson takes a look at the armor God has called upon Christians to wear. This considers how our feet should be shod with the gospel of peace.
February 03, 2019
As part of the Basic Training series, this lesson takes a look at the armor God has called upon Christians to wear. This considers the belt of truth and the breastplate of righteousness. (Note: Unfortunately, audio is not available for this lesson).
January 27, 2019
As part of the Basic Training series, this lesson covers the first three of the seventeen periods of time in the Bible. Encompassing Before the Flood, the Flood and the Scattering of the People, this lesson leads us takes us from Creation to the Tower of Babel.
January 06, 2019
As a disciple of Christ -- a solider of the Lord -- are you battle ready? This is not just an option for a Christian, but an imperative. This lessons reflects on that idea and calls us to arms.
March 06, 2016
You're not good enough to go to Heaven but God's grace, the blood of Jesus, and God's power are all greater than our sins.
Study along as we see what God's Word says about this topic.