A New Work Ethic

“Work” is a significant part of our lives for many years. How does Jesus propose to make “all things new” here? “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.” Colossians 3:23 (English Standard Version)

Bible Backgrounds: Galilee

Why did Jesus spend so much of His ministry in Galilee? How does this region relate to Israel? “They replied, ‘Are you from Galilee too? Search and see that no prophet arises from Galilee.’” John 7:52 (English Standard Version)

The Root Of Bitterness

Hebrews 12:15 warns us about a “root of bitterness”. What does this mean? Does it concern us? “Do not be deceived: ‘Bad company ruins good morals.’” 1 Corinthians 15:33 (English Standard Version)

Don’t Be A Fool

Two different men in the Bible are presented as fools. What was the trait they each shared in common? “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.” Isaiah 26:3 (English Standard Version)

Receive One Another

When an unfamiliar face appears in our assembly, how do we respond? Christians have clear instructions. “And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same?” Matthew 5:47 (English Standard Version)

I Was In Prison

In Matthew 25 Jesus gives us a preview of how we will be judged. Prisoners are among those we should care about. “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32 (English Standard Version)

New Family Relationships

As Jesus works to make “all things new” in His people’s lives, we should expect changes in family relationships. “And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.” Luke 6:31 (English Standard Version)

What A Priest Should Wear

It mattered to God what the priests wore as they served Him. Does that principle still apply to God’s priests? “And the Lord God made for Adam and his wife garments of skins and clothed them.” Genesis 3:21 (English Standard Version)

Gender Confusion

There is a lot of new thinking about the matter of one’s gender. Does the Bible give us guidance? “So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” Genesis 1:27 (English Standard Version)