Paul charged Titus the evangelist with the task of appointing elders in every city. But, as it is for the church here in Garden City, this is a long-term goal that may still be over a decade in the future. In this lesson, we consider four ways that we can be diligently working towards that goal right now.
While Johnathan was off winning in battle in the name of the LORD, Johnathan's father, King Saul, made all the soldiers promise not to eat during battle. Johnathan never heard the order, so he had some honey. Saul finds out and wants to kill his son. Is this an example of good leadership?
In our culture, there are a multitude of different answers to the question, “What must I do to be saved?” This can make talking to others about salvation challenging, and so it is essential to learn to ask questions and talk through what the Bible teaches on this subject. Since the purpose of baptism in salvation in particular is widely misunderstood, we work through pivotal moments in the New Testament that equip us to talk with others about these things. In this lesson, we ask what John the baptist, Jesus, Peter and Paul all believed about the purpose of baptism.
Continuing our series in the book of Numbers. In these chapters, we once again see Israel rebelling against God in the wilderness. This time, a Levite named Korah forms a company against Moses to accuse him of going too far in his leadership over the nation. In this lesson, we work through the way God addresses this problem through immediate judgments and then personal instructions to urge unity between the priests, Levites and the people.
Continuing our series in the book of Numbers. Moses sends 12 men to spy out Canaan (a recon mission, basically). The report? It's great, but the men are formidable. Two of them say that's not a problem with God on our side, but the other ten cast doubt and get the Israelites discouraged, with severe consequences.
The last of a series in Acts chapters 3-7. As the gospel of Jesus is spreading in Jerusalem, multitudes are continuing to believe and are being added to the church. But, tensions are continuing to rise among unbelievers within the community, especially among the leadership. In this lesson, we consider how Stephen’s trial, sermon and death demonstrate the incredibly unique fulfillment of God’s plan both in Jesus and in Stephen’s character.
As the church in Jerusalem was thriving, they are faced with a problem from within that could have divided the church. In this lesson, we see how the apostles solved this problem with Christ-like wisdom, and how we can gain wisdom by this example to solve problems among brethren as well.
Continuing our series in the book of Numbers. When Israel began to move away from Sinai, they immediately began to complain on their journey. We see in these chapters Israel complaining because of the adversity of being in the wilderness, the lack of variety with food and then we see Moses’ siblings complaining against him as well. In this lesson, we see how God responded to these complaints and what we can learn from the solutions He provided.