Abraham: Generous and Strong

Generosity is an essential characteristic of godly living. GOLDEN TEXT: Gal 3:9  So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham. This lesson is based on two episodes in Abrahams life that demonstrated his Godly generosity and moral strength. Both episodes were...
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Paul’s Ministry of Reconciliation

The ministry of reconciliation is the Christian work of peacemaking. This lesson is based on a short, personal letter the apostle Paul wrote to a fellow Christian named Philemon. This letter was not written for doctrinal instruction, and it did not deal with problems in the...
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Be Established in Christ

It is of upmost importance that we be established in Christ. GOLDEN TEXT: Colossians 2:6,7 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: rooted and built up in him The only way God will change who we are, is if we come as we are, willing for Him to fix...
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The Supremacy of Christ

Supremacy: the state or condition of being superior to all others in authority, power, or status. In Christ dwells all the fullness of the invisible God. GOLDEN TEXT: Colossians 1:15,17  [Christ] is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature……He...
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Following Christ’s Example

Christians are to have the attitude of Christ in all circumstances. GOLDEN TEXT: Php 2:5  Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Php 2:7  But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant. …….The most important aspect of...
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Responding to God’s Word

The Bible is God’s unchanging message for all people. Contemplating and performing are two opposite paths of decision. Many people spend forever thinking about what needs to be done in life. The Spirit will never bring us to contemplation without providing the power to perform....
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Leading Through Crises

God empowers individuals to lead His people in critical times. COURAGEOUS AND DECISIVE LEADERSHIP A. Praying and Trusting God Neh 4:1  But it came to pass, that when Sanballat heard that we builded the wall, he was wroth, and took great indignation, and mocked the Jews. N...
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Knowing and Doing God’s Will

God calls and empowers individuals to do specific tasks. For two centuries after the captivity, Judah was a Persian province, ruled at intervals by Jewish governors appointed by Persian Kings. This lesson is about Nehemiah, and how he came to be the governor of the Jews in Judah....
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Returning to God’s Way

God forgives those who repent. If we neglect spiritual vigilance and right living, we fall into spiritual and moral decline. This is what happened to the post-captivity Jews in Judah, with the passing of 80 years after the Captivity. When Ezra arrived in Jerusalem in 457 BC, he...
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Rebuilding the Temple

God works through His people to accomplish His purposes. Ezr 6:16  And the children of Israel, the priests, and the Levites, and the rest of the children of the captivity, kept the dedication of this house of God with joy, Soon after the Jews arrived back in Judah, they began...
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