MAY 14: LIFE AT WORK

By Mark D. Proctor
Pastor, Highland Park Baptist Church, Columbia

Sunday School Lesson Bible Studies For LifeFocal Passage: Colossians 3:22-4:1

When I graduated from college, my goal was to be a millionaire by the age of 30.  (Today, at 53, my goal is still to be a 30 year-old millionaire!)  My hard-driving, workaholism dishonored my family and God. As I tried to reconcile my ambitions with God’s Word, I listened to every sermon I could find about God and work. Surely, my work had to matter to God. My problem was that being successful was a “me goal” not a “He goal.” In our passage today, we find that our work matters to God because it glorifies Him and our reward for that is an inheritance. [Read more…]

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SEP. 11: ONE GREAT PURPOSE

By Justin Randolph
Pastor of Zion Hill Baptist Church, Sevierville

Sunday School Lesson Bible Studies For LifeFocal Passage: Psalm 33:6-9, 13-15; Colossians 1:15-17

One of the things I do not love to do is put things together for my children.  I love getting things they need and sometimes want. I also love helping them learn to use the things in question, but I do not love the phrase “Some assembly required.” And the reason I do not love it is the instructions. Invariably I am left with a piece of plastic, rubber or frame and have no idea where it goes or its intended purpose.

Everything has a purpose and every person has a purpose. The general purpose of everyone is to know God and have a relationship with Him. But, I believe God also has a specific purpose and mission for your life and mine. God spoke to Jeremiah the prophet telling him that his purpose was determined while in his mother’s womb. [Read more…]

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SEP. 4: ONE GREAT CREATOR

By Justin Randolph
Pastor of Zion Hill Baptist Church, Sevierville

Sunday School Lesson Bible Studies For LifeFocal Passage: Psalms 33:6-9, 13-15; Colossians 1:15-17

“The Bible is not a science book.” Have you ever heard this? There is some truth to this statement. The Scripture was not ever intended to be a treatise on science, and yet being the very Word of God it does contain many truths found in science. So, this statement should not be used to discount what the Bible teaches as truth.

Contrary to what we have been taught most of our lives through secular media and government schools, science and Scripture are not necessarily opposed to one another.  The scientists who now believe in an omnipotent, omniscient creator are on the rise.  [Read more…]

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