Posts from 2019 (Page 2)

Men and Women of the Bible: Job

Lesson Eight: Job, An Example of Suffering Affliction & of Patience Lesson Text: Job 1:1-2:13 Lesson Aim: Learn important lessons for life from the experiences of Job. Memory Verse: James 5:10-11 NKJV My brethren, take the prophets, who spoke in the name of the Lord, as an example of suffering and patience. 11 Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord – that the Lord…

Men and Women of the Bible: Noah

Lesson Seven: Noah, Father of the Nations Lesson Text: Genesis 6:1-22 Lesson Aim: Learn important lessons for life from the experiences of Noah. Memory Verse: Genesis 6:22 NKJV Thus Noah did; according to all that God commanded him, so he did. Lesson Readings: Genesis 6-9 1 Chronicles 1:4 Isaiah 54:9 Ezekiel 14:12-23 Matthew 24:36-39 Luke 3:36; 17:22-27 Hebrews 11:7 1 Peter 3:18-22 2 Peter 2:4-10 Fact Questions: What does Noah mean? Why was he given this name? Genesis 5:29 NKJV…

Men and Women of the Bible: Lamech

Lesson Six: Two Men Named Lamech, A Study In Contrasts Lesson Text: Genesis 4:16-26 Lesson Aim: Learn important lessons for life from the experiences of two very different men named Lamech. Memory Verse: Luke 3:36 NKJV the son of Cainan, the son of Arphaxad, the son of Shem, the son of Noah, the son of Lamech. Lesson Readings: Genesis 4:16-26 Genesis 5:26-31 NKJV After he begot Lamech, Methuselah lived seven hundred and eighty-two years, and had sons and daughters. 27…

Men and Women of the Bible: Enoch

Lesson Five: Enoch, He Pleased God Lesson Text: Genesis 5:1-32 Lesson Aim: Learn important lessons for life from the experiences of Enoch. Memory Verse: Hebrews 11:5 Lesson Readings: Genesis 5:1-32 1 Chronicles 1:1-3 NKJV Adam, Seth, Enosh, 2 Cainan, Mahalalel, Jared, 3 Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech. Luke 3:23-38 Luke 3:36-38 NKJV the son of Cainan, the son of Arphaxad, the son of Shem, the son of Noah, the son of Lamech, 37 the son of Methuselah, the son of Enoch, the…

Men and Women of the Bible: Abel

Lesson Four: Righteous Abel Lesson Aim: Learn important lessons for life from the experiences of Abel. Lesson Text: Genesis 4:1-8 NKJV Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, and said, “I have acquired a man from the LORD.” 2 Then she bore again, this time his brother Abel. Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. 3 And in the process of time it came to pass that…

Men and Women of the Bible: Cain

Lesson Three: Cain, His Works Were Evil Lesson Text: Genesis 4:1-24 Lesson Aim: Learn important life lessons from the experiences of Cain Memory Verse: 1 John 3:11-12 NKJV For this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another, 12 not as Cain who was of the wicked one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his works were evil and his brother’s righteous. Lesson Readings: Genesis 4:1-24 Hebrews 11:4…

Men and Women of the Bible: Eve

Lesson Two: Eve, the Mother of All Living Lesson Text: Genesis 3:1-24 Lesson Aim: Learn important life lessons from the experiences of Eve Memory Verse: 2 Corinthians 11:3 NKJV But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. Lesson Readings: Genesis 1-3 1 Corinthians 14:34 2 Corinthians 11:1-3 1 Timothy 2:9-15 Fact Questions: How did the creation of the woman differ from the…

Men and Women of the Bible: Adam

Lesson One: Adam, The Son of God Lesson Text: Genesis 2:8-25 Lesson Aim: Learn important life lessons from the experiences of Adam Memory Verse: Luke 3:38 Lesson Readings: Genesis 1-3, 4:1, 25, 5:1-5 Deuteronomy 32:8 1 Chronicles 1:1 Job 31:33 Luke 3:38 1 Romans 5:14 1 Corinthians 15:22, 45 1 Timothy 2:13, 14 Jude 14 Fact Questions: After What Manner & In What Order Did God Create Man? Genesis 1:26-27 What Did God Call The Man Whom He Made? Genesis…

Hypocrisy: Declaring good to be bad

Luke 13:10-17 A major conflict between Jesus and Israel’s leaders focused on his “violation” of Sabbath rules and regulations every devout Israelite was expected to honor. In the Ten Commandments God gave Israel at Sinai [shortly after Israel was delivered from Egypt], God instructed Israel to keep the Sabbath [Saturday] holy. They were to keep the Sabbath holy by doing no work on that day. The command was specific: “Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but…

Hypocrisy: Distorted Priorities

Mark 12:13-17 Decade’s ago, in the period of the writer’s early life as minister, he had “imaginary conversations.” Mentally he would place himself in specific circumstances. Usually those circumstances revolved around someone who disagreed with a conclusion he reached or a conviction he held. He would imagine a hostile confrontation with an imaginary antagonist. In that confrontation, his mind’s “ear” would hear charges or accusations. Then he would consider how he would react to the charge. Commonly, he would search…