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What Is Your View of the Church?

We live in a time when many have a negative view of the church. People claim they follow Jesus, but they see no need to be a member of the church, or at least see little need to sacrifice their time and efforts in regular support of the church. This is often due to the fact that some have little understanding of the church you can read about in the Bible, and others have misconceived ideas about the church. 

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So We Are Always Confident

In this lesson, we talked about the importance of a Christian placing his confidence in God and not in himself. 

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What Every Local Church Needs

In this lesson, we gave consideration to four things every local church needs. 

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The Church is God’s Holy Temple

In Paul’s letter to the church of God at Corinth, he wrote:

“Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are” (1 Corinthians 3:16-17)

In this context, Paul was cautioning against building God’s temple with inferior materials (wood, hay, straw–vs.12-15), and he was issuing a warning to the Corinthians

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To Christ Our Goal

In this lesson, Ron talked about having a proper relationship with fellow Christians by having a right relationship with Jesus Christ. 

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Under Christ Our Lord

In this lesson, Ron talked about the importance of living our lives under the authority of Jesus Christ. 

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The Body of Christ

One of the concerns of the apostle Paul when he wrote to the church at Corinth was their need to work together in utilizing the spiritual gifts that the Holy Spirit had given to them. It was in this context that Paul used the illustration of the church being like a body:

“For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ. 

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Judgement Day Comes

In this lesson, we talked about the last day, the day of judgment. 

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A Study of the Psalms: Psalms 16 – 17

In this lesson, we considered Psalms 16 and 17 and how they relate to the life of a Christian. 

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Do Not Despise the Young

In this lesson, we talked about the importance of not despising the youth of the congregation. 

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