The Priesthood

  What were some of the things required of the priests, and what do you think these things were to represent? Lev. 21:7–24, 22:1–8. The priesthood was a sacred office and through the various requirements God intended to preserve the sacredness of the office. The scriptures state that priests are to marry only specific women […]

Further Study

As a class, go over your answer to Sunday’s question. What is the distinction between “being” good and “doing” good? &nbsp&nbsp When we talk about being good , Jesus Himself states that no one&nbsp&nbsp is good but God. Therefore our good is in the degree to which we&nbsp&nbsp display the righteousness of Christ. Our goodness […]

And If It Bears Fruit, Well. But If Not

Read John 15:1-10. What balance does Jesus present here in the context of bearing fruit?&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp In the passage of consideration Jesus talks about cutting down &nbsp&nbsp the unfruitful tree. This may seem like something which is harsh&nbsp&nbsp but in the context of John 15:1-10 we understand why.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Jesus is the one who enables us to […]

That It May Bear More Fruit

Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit’ ” (John 15:2, NKJV). What is this pruning process all about? How have you experienced it yourself? When that specific process ended, in what ways were you different from […]

By This My Father Is Glorified

“ ‘By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples’ ” (John 15:8, NKJV). What does this text mean?&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp I believe that when the Character of Jesus Christ is seen&nbsp&nbsp in individuals this bring glory to God. It shows that He is able&nbsp&nbsp to restore fallen humanity, […]

Without Me You Can Do Nothing

Read John 15:1-5 and answer the following questions: Jesus declared Himself to be the True Vine. Why do you think He emphasized “true” vine?(See also Matt. 24:24.)&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Well in Matthew 24 it talks about how false prophets would arise.&nbsp&nbsp Jesus here wants to make a distinction between Himself and these&nbsp&nbsp false prophets. Also it is […]

Every Tree Is Known by Its Own Fruit

Read 2 Timothy 3:5. How do we see this truth manifested today?&nbsp&nbsp &nbsp&nbsp The power of the changed life is in obedience to the commands of&nbsp&nbsp God. The power is in inviting Jesus to have His way with every&nbsp&nbsp area of our lives. What this text talks about is a type of &nbsp&nbsp person who […]