Lesson 32- Bread Breaking

Bread-breaking   Scripture Reading: Matt. 26:26-28; 1 Cor. 10:16-22; 11:23-32 I. The instituting of the Lord’s supper   There is a supper in the church which all God’s children should attend. This supper was instituted by the Lord Jesus on the last night He was on earth. He was to be crucified the next day. It was the last supper the […]

Lesson 31 – Praising

Praising   Scripture Reading: Psa. 22:3; 50:23; 106:12, 47; 146:2; Heb. 13:15   Praise is the highest work carried out by God’s children. We can say that the highest expression of a saint’s spiritual life is his praise to God. God’s throne is the highest point in the universe, yet He sits “enthroned upon the praises of Israel” (Psa. 22:3). God’s name and even […]

Lesson 30 – Hymn Singing

Hymn singing   Scripture Reading: Psa. 104:33; Eph. 5:19; Matt. 26:30; Acts 16:25   After a person believes in the Lord, he must learn to sing hymns. It is difficult when a Christian goes to a meeting but does not know how to sing hymns. Prayer is often neglected in the meeting, but hymn singing is neglected even more. We must learn to […]

Lesson 29 – The Lord’s Day

The Lord’s day   Scripture Reading: Rev. 1:10; Psa. 118:22-24; Acts 20:7; 1 Cor. 16:1-2 I. The Lord’s day being different from the Sabbath day   God completed the creation of all things in six days and rested from all His work on the seventh day. Twenty-five hundred years later, He gave the Ten Commandments (Exo. 20:1-17). The fourth commandment reminds man to remember the […]

Lesson 28 – Various Kinds of Meetings

Various kinds of meetings   Scripture Reading: Acts 2:14, 40-42; 1 Cor. 10:16-17, 21; 11:20, 23-26; 14:26-36; Matt. 18:19-20   In the previous message we covered the principles of the meetings. In this message we will cover the practice of the meetings. According to the Bible, there are generally five different kinds of meetings — the gospel meeting, the bread-breaking meeting, the prayer meeting, the meeting for […]

Lesson 26 – The Laying on of Hands

The laying on of hands   Scripture Reading: Heb. 6:1-2; Acts 8:14-17; 19:5-6; Psa. 133; Lev. 1:4; 3:2, 8, 13; 4:4, 15, 24, 29, 33 I. The laying on of hands — a foundational truth   Hebrews 6:1 tells us that we should leave the word of the beginning of Christ and be brought on to maturity. There are several truths in the Christian life which should never be compromised. They are […]

Lesson 25 – Joining the Church

Joining the church   Scripture Reading: Eph. 2:19, 221 Cor. 12:13, 27   The immediate question every believer asks after his conversion concerns joining a church. We have covered the matter of separation from the world. This does not mean, however, that a person only needs to separate himself from the world and then can stop there. On the positive side, […]

Lesson 23 – The Priesthood

The priesthood   The Bible speaks of the ministry of the priesthood. This ministry consists of a group of people wholly separated from the world to serve God. They have no other occupation or duty other than to serve God. Such people are called priests in the Bible./p> I. The history of the priesthood in […]

Lesson 22 – Loving the Brothers

Loving the brothers   Scripture Reading: John 5:24; 1 John 3:14   The Gospel of John was the last Gospel written, and the Epistles of John were the last Epistles written. Before the Gospel of John there are three Gospels, the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, which cover many acts and teachings of the Lord Jesus. The Gospel of […]

Lesson 19 – The Discipline of God

The discipline of God   Scripture Reading: Heb. 12:4-13 I. The proper attitude of those under discipline A. Struggling against sin, having not yet resisted unto blood   Let us consider Hebrews 12:4-13, point by point.   Verse 4 says, “You have not yet resisted unto blood, struggling against sin.” In this verse the apostle said that […]

Lesson 18- Governmental Forgiveness

Governmental forgiveness   There are at least four different kinds of forgiveness in the Bible. We will give a different name to each of them: First, there is eternal forgiveness. Second, there is instrumental forgiveness. Third, there is forgiveness in fellowship. Fourth, there is governmental forgiveness. If a believer desires to run a straight course […]

Lesson 17 – Seeking God’s Will

Seeking God’s will   Scripture Reading: John 7:17; Matt. 10:29-31; 18:15-20; Rom. 8:14; Psa. 119:105; 1 John 2:27 I. The need to obey God’s will   Before we were saved, we did everything according to our own will. At that time we served ourselves and did everything to please ourselves. We would do anything as long as it pleased us or made us happy. However, now we […]

Lesson 16 – Our Life

Our life   Scripture Reading: Col. 3:4; Phil. 1:21; Gal. 2:20 I. Christ our life   Many Christians have a wrong concept about the Lord Jesus. They think that the Lord set up a good pattern for us while He was on earth and that we should imitate this pattern. It is true that the Bible charges us to imitate the […]

Lesson 15 – Deliverance

Deliverance   Scripture Reading: Rom. 7:15—8:2   It is possible for a person to be free from sin immediately after he has believed in the Lord. However, this may not be the common experience of all believers. After believing in the Lord, many people fall back into sin instead of being freed from sin. It is true […]

Lesson 14- Forgiveness and Restoration

Forgiveness and restoration   Scripture Reading: 15-20, Matt. 18:21-35; Luke 17:3-5p>   What should we do if a brother offends us? We all have to deal with this question. What should we do when it is not we who have offended others but others who have offended us? When we examine the above three portions of the Lord’s Word, we […]

Lesson 13 – Confession and Recompense

Confession and recompense   Scripture Reading: Lev. 6:1-7; Matt. 5:23-26 I. A conscience void of offense   After we have believed in the Lord, we must build up a habit of confessing and recompensing. If we have offended anyone or have come short of anyone, we should learn to confess or to recompense. On the one hand, we have […]

Lesson 12 – Early Rising

Early rising   Scripture Reading: S.S. 7:12; Psa. 57:8-9; 63:1; 78:34; 90:14; 108:2-3; Exo. 16:21 I. Early morning being the best time of the day   What time should believers rise up every day?   A sister once put it well when she said, “How much a person loves the Lord can be judged primarily by the way he chooses between his bed and the […]

Lesson 11 – Prayer

Prayer   Scripture Reading: John 16:24; James 4:2-3; Luke 11:9-10; Psa. 66:18; Mark 11:24; Luke 18:1-8 I. Prayer being a basic Christian right   Christians have a basic right while living on earth today, the right to receive answers to prayers. The moment a person is regenerated, God gives him the basic right to ask of Him and to be heard by Him. John 16 says that God answers when […]

Lesson 10 – Meeting

Meeting   Scripture Reading: Heb. 10:25; Matt. 18:20; Acts 2:42; 1 Cor. 14:23, 26 I. Corporate grace being found in the meeting   God’s Word says, “Not forsaking the assembling of yourselves together” (Heb. 10:25). Why should we not abandon the assembling together? Because God dispenses His grace to us through the assembling together. God’s grace to man can be divided into two categories — personal […]

Lesson 9 – Reading the Bible

Reading the Bible   Scripture Reading: 2 Tim. 3:15-17; Psa. 119:9-11, 15, 105, 140, 148 I. The importance of reading the Bible   Every Christian should read the Bible because it is “God-breathed and profitable for teaching, for conviction, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” (2 Tim. 3:16). It shows us many things that God has done for us and the way He has led men […]

Lesson 8 – Confession With the Mouth

Confession with the mouth   Scripture Reading: Rom. 10:10Prov. 29:25; Matt. 10:32-33 I. The importance of confessing with the mouth   Once a person has believed in the Lord, he should not keep the matter a secret; he has to confess the Lord with his mouth. Confessing the Lord with our mouth is a very important matter. A. Opening the […]

Lesson 6 – If Anyone Sins

If anyone sins   Scripture Reading: John 5:14; 8:11; Rom. 6:1-2; Num. 19:1-10, 12-13, 17-19; 1 John 1:7 — 2:2   After we are saved, we should sin no more. John 5 records the incident of the Lord Jesus healing one who had been sick for thirty-eight years near the pool in Bethesda. After the man was healed the Lord met him in the temple and said to him, “Behold, you […]

Lesson 5 – Leading Men to Christ

Leading men to Christ   Scripture Reading: Rom. 1:16; 10:141 Tim. 2:1, 4; Mark 16:15   In the previous chapter we said that once a person believes in the Lord, he has to witness for the Lord. In this chapter we want to talk about the ways to lead men to Christ. If we do not know how to lead people to Christ, […]

Lesson 3 – Separation From the World

Separation from the world   Scripture Reading: Exo. 10:8-11, 21-26; 12:6-11, 37-42; 2 Cor. 6:17 I. The type of Israel’s exodus from Egypt A. The result of redemption being to go out   God saved the Israelites through the Passover lamb. When the messenger of God went forth to kill the firstborn in the land of Egypt, the angel of death passed over […]

Lesson 4 – Witnessing

Witnessing   Scripture Reading: Acts 9:19-21; 22:15; 1 John 4:14; John 1:40-45; 4:29; Mark 5:19 I. The meaning of witnessing   How long will the light of a candle last? Of course, the light will go out when the candle burns out. But if we light another candle with this one, the light will double in intensity. Will the light of the first candle diminish because […]

Lesson 1 – Baptism

Baptism   Scripture Reading: Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38; 22:16; 1 Pet. 3:20-21; Rom. 6:3-4; Col. 2:12 Salvation – Song Salvation 1.Salvation is knowing a person A Friend like no other is He. When He touches lives they are quickened, The Word because flesh just for me. Refrain We’re saved when we come to the savior, We’re saved when we cling to His Grace.  We’re saved when we […]

Lesson 2 – Terminating the Past

Terminating the past   Today we come to the question of how a person deals with his past after believing in the Lord. After believing in the Lord, a person still carries many things of the past with him. How should he terminate these things? I. The teaching of the Bible being concerned with what […]