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➤ MAY 2023, Don't Go Beyond God's Word — Jesus said, "If you abide in my teaching, then you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free" (John 8:31-32). We are urged in scripture not to go beyond (but to abide in) what is written. We do this so that our faith may be true.
➤ MAY 2023, Don't Add or Take Away —There are clear and solemn warnings at the beginning, middle, and end of the Bible against adding to the word of God or taking away from it (Deuteronomy 4:2, Proverbs 30:6,4:2, Revelation 22:18-19).
➤ MAY 2023, Incidentals in Their Place —Often, when one does something for a good purpose, one's actions have some side effect incidental to one's purpose. In this lesson we look at three kinds of incidentals and how we should regard them.
➤ MAY 2023, In Danger of Digression —Churches of Christ used to take a hard line against error. They took pains not to condone any belief or practice that was unscriptural. They called out digression and stood for New Testament Christianity.
➤ APRIL 2023, Mistaken Identity —One Sabbath day, Jesus and his disciples went walking through the grain fields. His disciples felt hungry, and began to pluck the heads of grain. They rubbed off the husks, and ate the kernels. When the Pharisees observed this, they said, 'You are breaking the Sabbath!' (Luke 6:1-2)
➤ APRIL 2023, Crossword 19 —A 28-word puzzle. The puzzle includes this clue: “26A. In a good relationship with God (Matthew 5:2-12).”
➤ MARCH 2023, Magazine 6 —Some interesting short articles and excerpts about time and spirit.
➤ MARCH 2023, Sheep and Goats - Matthew 25:31-46 —In this lesson we look at the parable and prophecy of the sheep and goats. The narrative clearly implies that the way people choose to think and act in this world determines where they will spend eternity.
➤MARCH 2023, Don't Trust These - Trust Jesus There are several things that people put their trust in, but those things are not worthy of trust. Instead trust Jesus. He won't let you down.
➤ FEBRUARY 2023, What Does Christ Do For Us? (2)—This is the second acrostic on the word CHRIST, and six more of the many wonderful things Christ does for us.
➤ FEBRUARY 2023, This Mad World —The world is mad, quite mad. Listen to the voices of this world, and test them. You will hear beliefs that are not only false but also most dangerous.
➤ JANUARY 2023, What Does Christ Do For Us?—Jesus Christ does many wonderful things for us. Here are six of them to think about. To help you remember them, they make an acrostic on the word CHRIST.
➤ DECEMBER 2022, Facts About the Apostle Paul —A List of Bible facts about Paul the Apostle. We look at what the scriptures reveal about Paul. Just a neat simple list for reference.
➤ NOVEMBER 2022, The Throne and the Abyss —The story of Satan’s opposition to Christ is portrayed in the visions of Revelation. Satan is cast out of Heaven to earth; thwarted in his battle plans; locked in the Abyss; thwarted in his battle plans again; cast into the lake of fire. What a demise for this fool Satan!
➤ NOVEMBER 2022, Names and Titles of Jesus —A List of Names and Titles of Jesus found in the Bible. Just a neat simple list for reference. Includes both figurative and literal descriptions of Jesus.
➤ OCTOBER 2022, The 99 Sheep Not Lost (Luke 15:4-7) —In telling the parable of The Lost Sheep, Jesus leaves the other 99 sheep pretty much out of the picture. However, as well as the main story of the lost sheep, there are also three things true of the other 99 sheep that we can infer from the parable.
➤ OCTOBER 2022, Facts About God —A list of Bible facts about God. We look at what the scriptures reveal of his divine nature and eternal existence. Just a neat simple list for reference.
➤ SEPTEMBER 2022, Is God Flesh and Bone? —The Bible tells us about the nature of God. However, there is much that is not told. When human beings claim to know more about God than the Bible reveals, they tend to make a god in the likeness of a human being.
➤ SEPTEMBER 2022, Grace and Righteousness —We should all keep in mind such important things as the promises of God, our faith in Christ, and God’s grace toward us. But we should also keep in mind that these have strong connections to other important things like God’s commandments, our obedience, and our righteousness.
➤ SEPTEMBER 2022,Conditions in the Promises —The promises of Christ are conditional. This in no way weakens the promises or dims their glory, because nobody is excluded by any condition attached to God's promises. Anybody who desires to accept the promises is able to fulfil the conditions.