• Planting and watering are essential in evangelism. Yet, Jesus said the "harvest" is plentiful, but the laborers are few. The harvest in this context indicates a present reality of the Lord gathering those unto himself. Come explore how the Lord is gathering even this very day.
  • Take yourself back in a time to the late 1400s, prior to most denominations to the time of influential reformers like Zwingli, Calvin and Luther. John Calvin was tremendously influential in shaping religious thought on the grace of God. While Calvin was admirable in attempting to the reform the Catholic church, Calvinism makes claims that are at odds with the teaching of Christ on grace. Come listen to the passages and decide for yourself.
  • Is it morally permissible for Christians to use medical marijuana in the United States? This lesson sifts out the details in answering the question.
  • This lesson compares the transmission of the Koran with the New Testament. The Qur'an was produced with conspiracy and strict control by a few adherents. To some Muslims, to question the writing is to question Divinity. The Bible is not like that. The contents of the New Testament were not determined by the church or a single individual. Rather copies were made and passed throughout the world. Explore this comparison of the New Testament with the Qur'an. Both cannot be the word of God.
  • The Bible is inspired, that is God breathed. The Bible is inspired in word (verbally inspired), in all its parts (plenary), and is inerrant (without errors). However, it is well known that the thousands of copies are full of variants where the copiers had slips of the hand in their transcription. How can the Bible be inerrant yet have variants? Further, how can you trust the Bible if you don't have the actual first edition (autograph) written by the Bible writer? This lesson will tackle these questions.
  • Mary and Martha are two close friends to Jesus. Martha is a gracious host, while Mary is a diligent student. Being overwhelmed, Martha seeks Jesus to intervene to get Mary to help. Jesus points out her underlying anxious emotions. Life constantly challenges our attention to the good portion and to letting the one thing - hearing the Master teacher - be the one thing. Come listen to how much Jesus cares!
  • Many skeptics alledge that the Bible is corrupt and untrustworthy because it is full of errors. Are they right? Come examine the evidence.
  • Can you really be sure about your salvation? Some individuals read the scriptures and see clearly they are lost. Others were saved, but have become unfaithful. Still others, are faithful but uncertain. Which category would you fall into?
  • It's a good exercise to get in the habit of peering into your spiritual closet. Are there sin stained garments that need to be purged? In there place are you ready to be more fully clothed in Christ? This lesson offers some strategies for streamlining, simplifying and enriching your spiritual life.
  • How did the Okeechobee church of Christ let their light shine in 2016? Come see!
  • Atheist, agnostic and believer alike will, if the Lord does not return, face daeath. Death is the last enemy, the last battle faced. Man will either attempt to face this enemy without God and lose, or can be victorious over the great equalizer. In this lesson we take a careful look at the resurrection.
  • What significance are the materials used in the assembly of the Bible? This lesson looks at the stone, papyrus, vellum and parchments. You'll learn about codices, miniscules, uncials, lectionaries and palimpsest. You'll learn of the oldest New Testament Manuscript.
  • It's one fascinating chapter in the Bible, Daniel Chapter Four. It's written by a pagan Babylonian King, Nebuchadnezzar. We explore the passage and make application that as we come before him we must: empty ourselves of wealth and power, come ready for change, and humble ourselves for God's exaltation.
  • Does archeology support the veracity of the Bible? In this lesson we examine the place of archeology in how we got the Bible.
  • Jesus was challenged on one occassion on why he ate with tax collectors and sinners. He responded with three parables: the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the prodigal sons. What does this parable teach us about God the Father? Come explore!
  • Why doesn't the Bible read like a hodgepodge or mishmash collection of books? With the Bible we are left with two options considering its continuity. Either it is a disconnected conglomeration of books or it is a unified work? Explore with us the structural, thematic, narrative, prophetic, moral, and doctrinal unity of the Bible!
  • The Bible is unique among all books. We would expect that since it is from God. In this lesson we detail the extent of the unique qualities of the Bible. Since the Bible is a collection of books, we comapare it with large collections of other literary works, works like the Encyclopedia Britannica's Great Book Series or the Harvard Classics. Niether of these collections, while unique, have the unity of theme that the Bible does. The challenge is made to find any collection of books written by 35-40 authors on three continents, in three languages, over a 1400-1500 year period that has the unity that the Bible does. Indeed there is no book like it!
  • The fruit of the Spirit describes many virtues that come from the Spirit that are limitless - "against such things there is no law" (Gal. 5:23). Often we are given blessings upon blessings that come our way from people that we cannot pay back. How much more does that occur with God? While humans are limited with multiple constraints of space, time, power, and knowledge, God's Spirit is not limited. Examine with us the beauty of our blessed God and his one way blessings.
  • This is the first lesson in a series --How We Got the English Bible. We begin with controversial quotes from some out spoken opponents of the Bible. We spend the rest of our time developing a basic understanding of truth and how we are left with only two real options concerning the Bible. Either the Bible is the biggest printed hoax in all of human history or it is in fact the very word of God.
  • All of us face adversity, opposition, controversy and challenges. Temptations and trials are all about us. God would desire that each of these moments be opportunities for abundant spiritual growth. Explore with us how adversity in Nehemiah's day was an opportunity for great spiritual growth!
  • Have you ever been really discouraged, really down, defeated or on the brink of failure? What are some sources of discouragement? This lesson looks at the life of Jonah and asks us the hard question - do we think God is the source of our discouragement? Come examine some answers for a discouraged heart!
  • Have you ever wondered why people say - I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day? Sometimes people don't practice what they preach. Other times people talk down to each other. Still other times people simply don't want any instruction at all! All people find themselves in one of two catetogories, either they are conformed to this world or they are transformed spiritually by Christ. This lesson challenges people to engage with God, be transformed spiritually, and behave where no one could say of them - I wish they practiced what they preached!
  • Would it make sense to you if I said both of these statements: (1) Christianity is for everyone, and (2) Christianity is not for everyone. The blood of Christ is available to anyone who turns to God in repentance (2 Peter 3:9). In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus delivers many teachings that elaborate on the narrow way. Being the salt of the earth and light of the world one walk in a narrow way. Being righteous, loving our enemies, shunning hypocrisy, giving, praying, fasting, judging righteously, and living out the Golden Rule all entail a life down the narrow pathway. Christianity is exclusive and involves an exclusive name-the name of the Christ, an exclusive door-Christ, an exclusive, way, truth and life-Christ, and an exclusive Kingdom-Christ's kingdom. Christianity is not for those who stiffen their necks and arch their backs in pride against God. It's not for those who love riches, vain beauty, or worldly intelligence above God. The lesson will encourage you to take the road less traveled-the narrow way. It will make all the difference!
  • Have you been to church and checked your box for the week? This lesson seeks to explore what is happening to the church in terms of spiritual engagement in and outside of worship. How close are we to the first century church who were engaged with God and one another across the spectrum of human interactions: adversity, publicly, privately, worship and across generational lines?
  • A labor of love is a task done not because we have to, but because we want to. This lesson explores the depths of the labor of love by the Thessalonian church. This sermon points out that a labor of love is (1) active, assertive, and joyful, (2) uses trials as spring boards, (3) is 24 hours 7 days a week selfless and affectionate, and (4) has a heart for those on the narrow journey.
  • What have you heard concerning end of times? Some people believe that various signs point to the end being near. Examine 1 Thess. 5:1-11 in light of these notions.
  • The greatest principle on the ethical treatment of others is the Golden Rule. However, the Golden rule should not be divorced from God and His love. Futher, the Golden rule must be distinguished from the Iron Rule, Silver Rule, the Rule of Flesh, the Rule of Self-Justification, and the Rule of Fairness. Come explore the spiritual depths of this Divine principle!
  • Come examine why the Golden Rule is the highest moral teaching on human-to-human interaction and what prevents the Golden Rule from becoming a pretext. The Golden Rule necessarily calls for one to carefully examine the question - what ought I want others to do for me?
  • How does cut through the fog? This how-to lesson looks at a practical approach to study the Bible known as the STUDY approach originally from Dan Winkler. We'll employ this method as we look at the Lord's supper (1 Cor. 11).
  • Ever tried to read the Bible and felt like you were in a fog of confusion? This lesson offers three tips to help you break through the fog.
  • Explores the testing of Abraham and challenges people to put themselves in the place of Abraham. How would you respond when your faith is put to the test?
  • Explores a definition of race, Biblical separatism, and social racism offering five solutions from God on how to end racism.