Sunday, August 4, 2019
In this study we seek to consider the most important area of authority: religion.
"Authority" may be defined as the right to rule or command, the power to give instructions that others are expected to obey, the right to make and enforce law. So we are discussing how we determine in religion what commands and instructions we are expected to obey.
Monday, July 1, 2019
Monday, June 3, 2019
Have you ever bought a product only to be really disappointed in it? Karen and I once bought a used freezer. When we first examined it, it felt cold inside. But it was sitting in a garage in the wintertime. The man said it worked; but when we got it home, it did not work at all.
Commercials can make a product sound so good you are supposed to think you can’t live without it. But many of the products advertised are not good for you at all. Often the reality is entirely different from what is advertised.
Likewise, sin puts on a good front, but the reality is much different.
Monday, May 6, 2019
Several times I have heard athletic coaches encourage their players by saying: "Play hard, play smart, play together." Consider how this concept, with modification, applies to the local church.
Ephesians 4:12,16 – The church was organized (verse 11) for the purpose of equipping members to accomplish works of service so the body can be edified (built up – verse 16). Like a good team, we must learn to work hard, work smart, and work together.
Monday, April 1, 2019
In 1 Kings 2:2, David gave charge to his son Solomon who would serve as king after him. He said: "Be strong, therefore, and prove yourself a man." Consider some observations:
Monday, February 4, 2019
Winston Churchill’s mother was extremely proud of her appearance and charm. For nearly ten years she was considered the most desirable lady in England. She once said, "I shall never get used to not being the most beautiful woman in the room." *
Consider some lessons we should learn about pride.
Monday, January 7, 2019
A man saw a child fall into a lake and jumped in and saved his life. Soon afterward a woman came and asked if he was the man who pulled her son out of the lake. He modestly said that he was. She responded, "Well, where is his cap?" – Winston Churchill
Consider some lessons we can learn.