Week 36 Study | Sin Is Lawlessness

Sin is many things. It is missing the mark (original meaning of the New Testament term). It is rebellion against the father’s love (Luke 15:11-32). It is alienation and separation from God (Ephesians 2:12; 2 Thessalonians 1:9). It is ignorance of the things of God (Acts 17:30). It is failing to trust the goodness of […]


Week 33 Study | Christ Is Preeminent

Our oldest son had a T-shirt that read, “There are two things you can be sure of: 1) There is a God. 2) You are not him.” The Colossians needed an 18-wheeler full of those T-shirts. After Epaphras had planted the church in Colossae (1:7) the church experienced a heresy that threatened to undo the […]


Week 32 Study | Giving Justly

Three activities occupied center stage for the earliest church in the book of Acts. Those three activities were preaching the gospel, baptizing the converts, and planting the church. But running under the radar of those three was the collection for the saints. Jesus had taught his disciples to care for the poor (John 12:5-8). The […]