Paul’s discussion of spiritual gifts has shifted to the proper use of those gifts within the assembly of the church. In particular in the case of tongues and prophecy, they must be used in such a way so that there can be understanding, so that the body will be edified.
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.
As you listen to this lesson, the 2018 Midterm elections may be over (or maybe you already voted), but it seems that today we live in a perpetual election cycle. Politics is on the mind of many individuals, and discussions about those in office and the policies they make is a constant on social media. But God’s Word has some things to say to us that we ought to keep in mind when we step into the voting booth, whatever election we may be participating in.
When we are hungry, we like to be filled. We like to be satisfied from our hunger. What about spiritual satisfaction? What does that take? What kind of things should we look to to bring about true satisfaction? Jesus said satisfaction comes from hungering and thirsting after righteousness. Join me in studying God’s Word to find out what this means.
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The beginning of a series of lessons on Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. What does it mean to be Poor in Spirit? How are those who are poor in spirit blessed? What does this mean for New Testament Christians living in the 21st century?