May 30, 2011
Our lesson today concerns marriage. The matter of marriage has always been one of great interest and concern among God's people.
Whether or not to remain single? Who to marry? When to marry?
All are questions that relate to the stuff that life revolves around.
With the exception of accepting Jesus Christ as our Savior, I can think of no other decision that impacts our lives like the decision of whom we marry, and if we should marry. It affects every single part of our life, as it should.
Paul answers these questions in a verse-by-verse study of 1 Corinthians 7:1-11.
May 22, 2011
In today's lesson we are going to talk about what occurs when either a believer, or a lost person, chooses to have a sexual relationship with another person outside of the bounds of marriage. How many people do you think are involved when two unmarried people begin a sexual relationship? How many people are involved when one, or both, of the partners are married to someone else?In this verse-by-verse study of 1 Corinthians 6:16-20, Paul is going to answer these questions in our lesson today, and he is going to do it by showing us the cost of our infidelity to God and to our spouses.
May 15, 2011
Have you ever asked yourself what God's purpose was in giving us a body?
Why did He not just leave us as spiritual beings?
Why did He make us unique in all of creation by giving us three parts: body, soul, and spirit?
Could it be that from the very foundations of the universe God has had a particular purpose in mind for us?
The answer is yes, God does have a purpose for us and our bodies. Not only in this life, right now, but for all of eternity.
This is the lesson that Paul wants the Corinthians to understand, that they are tools that God intends to use to serve His purposes, and for them to fulfill that purpose they must keep their bodies pure.
This is a verse-by-verse study of 1 Corinthians 6:9-15.
May 8, 2011
What does the Bible say about how believers are to react when another believer steals from them, or lies about them?
Of course, our natural reaction is to want to tell the world about what this person has done to us. However, the Bible tells us that there is something much more important at stake. The testimony of the church, and the believer, must be our main focus.
Paul gives us the answer to this question in a verse-by-verse study of 1 Corinthians 6:1-8.
May 1, 2011
Our churches, afraid of confrontation, have chosen to tolerate the flagrant, willful sin of its members.
Why do we do this? The Bible is certainly clear that we are not to tolerate it, so why do we do this?
Paul answers this question in this verse-by-verse study of 1 Corinthians 5:6-13.