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What Friends Are For | For Week of July 23rd

Scripture Reading Colossians 4:7-18 Lesson 13: What Friends Are For This is the final lesson in our study in Colossians. We close our discussion on the importance of friendship. “Christian friends are a treasure. We should never take them lightly or think we can get along without them.”[1] Questions for LifeGroup Leaders: VIEW AND PRINT […]

Watching, Walking, and Witnessing | For Week of July 16th

by Pastor Jeremy S. DeSpain

Scripture Reading Colossians 4:2-6 Lesson 12: Watching, Walking, and Witnessing The apostle Paul wasn’t one to mince words or to overlook the fact that believers should lead a lifestyle far different from that of the unregenerate. His words in Colossians 4:2-6 may convict us, but they were written for our good and for the sake […]

Relationships at Home and at Work | For Week of July 9th

by Pastor Jeremy S. DeSpain

Scripture Reading Colossians 3:18-4:1 Lesson 11: Relationships at Home and at Work The Bible teaches us not only what to believe but also how to live. For example, Colossians 3:18-4:1 teaches us to honor the Lord in two of the most difficult places to live for Him: the home and the workplace.[1] This lesson will […]

Stack of New Clothes | For Week of July 2nd

by Pastor Jeremy S. DeSpain

Scripture Reading Colossians 3:12-17 Lesson 10: A Stack of New Clothes The Christian life carries far more responsibility than that of putting off negative, sinful qualities (Colossians 3:8). It demands that we put on the positive, godly qualities. We should be known at least as well for what we are and do as for what […]

Getting Rid of Sinful Habits | For Week of June 25th

by Pastor Jeremy S. DeSpain

Scripture Reading Colossians 3:5-11 Lesson 9: Getting Rid of Sinful Habits Like counterproductive clutter, sinful habits threaten to keep us from enjoying the kind of life the Lord has planned for us. Therefore, the apostle Paul urged us to take swift and decisive action against sinful habits. Specifically, he commanded us to mortify the following […]

What Really Matters | For Week of June 11th

by Pastor Jeremy S. DeSpain

Scripture Reading 16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: 17 which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ. 18 Let no man beguile you of your reward in […]

Complete In Christ | For Week of June 4th

by Pastor Jeremy S. DeSpain

Scripture Reading 8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. 9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. 10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality […]

No Substitute for the Truth | For Week of May 28th

by Pastor Jeremy S. DeSpain

Scripture Reading For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh; 2 that their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, […]

Why Paul Preached Christ | For Week of May 21st

by Pastor Jeremy S. DeSpain

Scripture Reading 24 who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the church: 25 whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to […]

No One Can Compare with Jesus | For Week of May 14th

by Pastor Jeremy S. DeSpain

Scripture Reading Colossians 1:14-23 Lesson 3: No One Can Compare with Jesus By believing on Jesus as Savior, we received salvation, but the Christian life involves far more than the initial act of believing in Jesus as Savior. To lead a productive Christian life and honor Jesus, we must obey Him daily. How well we […]

Goal of Christian Living | For Week of May 7th

by Pastor Jeremy S. DeSpain

Scripture Reading Colossians 1:9-13 Lesson 2: The Goal of Christian Living The apostle Paul prayed that the believers at Colosse would know the will of God. However, the will of God cannot be known apart from the walking daily in the Word of God. Daily spiritual growth and its accompanying joy aren’t a secret. God […]

Small-Town News | For Week of April 30th

by Pastor Jeremy S. DeSpain

Scripture Reading Colossians 1:1-8 Lesson 1: Small-Town News Nearly two thousand years ago the apostle Paul learned what could have been a headline in a small-town newspaper called the Colosse Column – “Believers demonstrate faith and love.” Big deal? Yes, it was. In fact, Paul responded to the report by writing a letter to the […]

Wisdom of Being a Faithful Friend | Week of April 23rd

by Pastor Jeremy S. DeSpain

PRE-ORDER the next LifeGroup Adult Bible Study Book: CLICK HERE! Scripture Reading Proverbs 17:17 Lesson 13: The Wisdom of Being a Faithful Friend “Shallow” is a good description of most relationships today. The internet gives us immediate connection with hundreds or even thousands of acquaintances. But commenting about someone’s grandchildren with spaghetti on his head, […]

Wisdom of Being Truthful | For Week of April 16th

by Pastor Jeremy S. DeSpain

PRE-ORDER the next LifeGroup Adult Bible Study Book: CLICK HERE! Scripture Reading Acts 5:1-9 Lesson 12: The Wisdom of Being Truthful Lying has become a part of our culture. Sometimes we almost expect people to lie. Listening to any political debate is disheartening. One or both of the candidates has to be lying. Determining which […]

Wisdom of Appropriate Words | For Week of April 9th

by Pastor Jeremy S. DeSpain

Scripture Reading Proverbs 12:22 Lesson 11: The Wisdom of Appropriate Words Words can be a major source of encouragement. They may also hurt people. Proverbs speaks frankly about the way people speak to each other. Our speech needs to be governed by wisdom. The wise person carefully chooses his words. He speaks encouraging words to […]