Though the letters of Timothy and Titus are often thought of as instructive for preachers, there is something for all of us within those pages. We are all called to be servants of the Lord, and we all should strive to be the best we can be as God’s servants.
Before closing the letter, Paul writes a little bit about a collection that was to be taken up by the Corinthians. Why was it needed? How was it to be done? What does it mean for the church today? In tonight’s lesson, we answer these three questions as we consider the collection.
The Resurrection of Jesus Christ is a pivotal moment in human history. And for those of us who are in Christ, who have our hope because He was resurrected, there are many good things that we can know because our Lord is risen from the dead.
Being a Christian is not something we can do on our own. There is a need to be around other Christians, to have fellowship and be encouraged for the life that we live. It is not only necessary that Christians attend worship, but that we prioritize worship in our lives in order to best serve God.
The resurrection of Jesus Christ is central to what Christians believe. Without it, everything that we do is worthless. Paul, in 1 Corinthians 15, takes the opportunity to answer some who were giving in to the belief that resurrection wasn’t actually possible. Through his writing, he shows both the foolishness, and the consequences of such a belief.
Prayer is so vital to the life of a Christian. It must not be neglected any more than food, water, or sleep should be neglected for physical life. Not only should Christians resolve to pray more, but should resolve to prioritize prayer through praying early, praying often, and praying without ceasing.
For the next few weeks, we will be spending time with a number of kings that we read about in Scripture and the lessons we can learn from them. We will conclude with the One who was “born King of the Jews.” In this lesson, we consider Saul, and despite his good intentions, his failure to obey God in 1 Samuel 15.
There are some passages in God’s Word that we often read quickly without giving too much attention. Romans 1:1-6, Paul’s introduction to that letter, is one such passage. But there is a deep theological richness to the words with which Paul began his letter, and in this lesson and one to follow, we will examine some things about these six verses.
Life is precious. All human beings have a right to life that no man can take from them of their own volition. God has authorized capital punishment in the case of murder, but he hates the shedding of innocent blood. Since the 1970s, the blood of millions of innocent babies has been shed in abortion procedures across this country, and the practice continues to expand even today. God cares about the unborn, and he will not hold guiltless the one who unrepentantly takes the lives of the innocent. But when one repents, God will forgive.