One Jot or Tittle

I remember when I first learned to play the guitar. I was very excited about duplicating the sounds I heard for experienced guitarists. I was  disappointed when I realized that it took practice and it took patience to reach their proficiency. As I practiced over and over the things that I had to think about […]

At The Cross

“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us (Rom. 5:8). What is this text saying to us? It is not our good deeds or behavior that makes us acceptable before God. Jesus Christ died for us because we are sinners, His death during our state […]

The Best Robe

Read Luke 15:20–24. How does the father react to the son’s confession? How much penance, how many works, how many acts of restitution was the son required to do before the father accepted him? What message is in there for us? See also Jer. 31:17–20. This is an amazing story which shows how much God […]

Change of Clothes

Change of Clothes – Monday’s Lesson Read prayerfully and carefully all of Zechariah 3; look at the steps in the process. This is how God’s people, though sinners, are saved. What can you learn about the plan of salvation through the vision here? When we read this story the first thing we notice is that […]

Breastplate of Judgment

  Read Exodus 28:15–30. What is the meaning of the different stones? What does it mean that the priest would “bear the names of the sons of Israel upon his heart?” (vs. 29; see also Rev. 21:12–14). The scriptures declare to us in verse 21 “There are to be twelve stones, one for each of […]

A New Set of Clothes

Read Genesis 3:6–11. What was the first thing that happened to Adam and Eve (which is exactly what Satan in verse 5 said would happen) after they fell, and what does that mean? What did it imply the results of their transgression were? When Adam and Eve ate from the fruit of the knowledge of […]

Without the Law

Read Romans 3:21–31. What is Paul saying here, and how are the ideas presented in these verses reflected in what the preacher above said? There is nothing that we do to earn salvation it is a free gift from Jesus Christ. We obtain the righteousness of Jesus Christ by faith. God does not make a […]

Imputed Righteousness

Read Romans 4:1–7. How does Abraham’s trust in God illustrate imputed righteousness? When people work they are expecting to receive pay for their services rendered. When individuals do not work they should not expect to receive any pay at all. God let’s us know that He wants to give us credit for working as if […]

The Righteous Life

“Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we […]

Do-It-Yourself Righteousness

Read Matthew 5:20 and 23:25–28. How does Jesus here pinpoint the problem that comes from those who seek to make themselves righteous The problem with self-righteousness is that it does not address the root of the problem. Self-righteousness seeks to make one righteousbut addressing the symptoms of the disease and not the disease itself. We […]

The Necessity of Righteousness

The Necessity of Righteousness “Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law” (Rom. 3:28). “For the Lord is righteous, He loves righteousness; His countenance beholds the upright”(Ps. 11:7, NKJV). “The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, But He loves him who follows righteousness” […]