Continuing the series in Acts chapters 3-7. In this section, Peter and John are arrested and questioned by the Council in Jerusalem. In this lesson, we consider how it was the gospel’s power that inspired the boldness that Peter and John demonstrated before the council, and how we can take practical steps to strive to follow their example.
Continuing our series in the book of Numbers. In chapters 5-9, God gives a final series of instructions to the people through Moses before leaving Sinai. In this lesson, we consider how these instructions emphasize the importance of each individual learning the value of holiness. We consider how the failure to value holiness on an individual level leads to greater failures in Israel on a national level. Then, we consider how these lessons can be applied for us as being individually a part of a larger body within Christ’s church.
This is the first lesson of a mini-series through Acts chapters 3-7. In these chapters, we see the beginning of the spread of the gospel in the city of Jerusalem and the power of the gospel being demonstrated in those who first believed. In chapter 3, Peter heals a lame man at the temple and preaches his second gospel sermon emphasizing God’s power to restore any who repent. In this lesson, we consider how the miracle and Peter’s message both illustrate the reality that God raised up Jesus for us as well, to give us hope that we can be saved & restored from sin as well.
Local churches commonly ignore God’s instructions for how a local church’s money ought to be handled. In this lesson, we first consider Jesus’ example in driving out people who turned the temple into a place of business, and then how His example equips us to see the importance of knowing and following God’s instructions for how a local church is to collect for and use its treasury
In this passage, God calls a young prophet of Judah to speak against king Jeroboam and the idols he built in Israel. After doing as God commanded with Jeroboam, as the young prophet is going back to Judah, an older prophet finds him, deceives him and witnesses the consequences of his disobedience. In this lesson, we consider how these events teach us the importance of what we believe and the importance of being bold and merciful in teaching others.
The Tabernacle was a tent-like structure that was created as a representation of God’s presence among His people. But what did the Tabernacle look like and what can we learn from its design? In this lesson, we study God’s design for the Tabernacle’s structure, and how its design reflects God’s design for the church’s structure today.
The first official sermon in our series on the book of Numbers; today we cover chapters 1-4. Before leading the nation of Israel away from Mount Sinai, God first numbers and positions each tribe of the nation around His presence. In this section of Numbers, we consider lessons from the organization of Israel, the special emphasis on the role of the Levites and how this all relates to who we are called to be.
A preview of a series of lessons coming in 2022 as we walk through the Old Testament book of Numbers. Even though Old Testament books like Numbers can seem daunting and difficult to read through, there are many New Testament passages that teach us the need to read Numbers to find relevance and needed application for our faith today. In this lesson, we overview where the events of Numbers fit in history, then outline the book itself & conclude with considering the value of studying Numbers.
One of the greatest obstacles of confessing sin is that we are often afraid of how others will react if they find out what we’ve done. In this lesson, we look at the dangers of hypocrisy in Jesus’ rebuking the Pharisees, how Jesus then taught His disciples the dangers and solutions to hypocrisy, and then we see these solutions illustrated in Zacchaeus’ fearless, open confession.