Lesson 10: Mission to the Unreached Part 1 (Acts 17, Galatians 3, 1 Corinthians 2)

Are you "provoked" by the sinful attitudes of others? Acts 17:16 tells us that Paul's spirit was "provoked" by a "city full of idols." Historically, an idol is something that you rely upon to give you special favors, help you with problems, or defend you from enemies. What would that be in our modern world? How about the government? What about religious beliefs that are not based on Jesus? What about philosophies of life that some rely on to live? If we have a heart for those who are missing the joy of belief in Jesus, what is the best way to give them the good news of the gospel? Let's plunge into our study of the Bible and see what we can learn!

The Current Quarter’s Bible Studies on Gods Mission My Mission.

Lesson 9
Mission to the Powerful
(Daniel 1-3, 2 Kings 5, John 3)
Have you ever converted a very high status person to belief in Jesus? The Old Testament has many warnings not to cheat or abuse the poor, and to help them when they are in need. For some reason I t...
Lesson 8
Mission to the Needy
(Luke 5, John 5, Psalms 146)
Are you able to distinguish between a needy person and a grifter? Who to help has never been easy for me. Today, the United States seems upside down on the classic issues raised in the Bible. James...
Lesson 7
Mission to My Neighbor
(Luke 10, James 2, Matthew 7)
Jesus famously taught in Luke 10:27 to love your "neighbor as yourself." This view, often referred to as the "Golden Rule," is shared by many religions. Following this basic rule is not simple. It ...
Lesson 6
Motivation and Preparation f
(Luke 24, Acts 1 & 2)
What motivates you to share the gospel? I used to cross-examine myself about my motives for teaching and preaching. Did I like to be the one standing in front? Did I like people telling me I did a ...
Lesson 5
Excuses to Avoid Mission
(Jonah 1-4)
One of the strongest arguments for believing the Bible is the way it describes its heroes. My experience as a lawyer is that people (including me) like to tell a story in a way that makes the story...
Lesson 4
Sharing God’s Mission
(Genesis 18-19)
The past lessons in this series discuss the Holy Spirit working with us to accomplish God's mission on earth. Have you considered God working in human form with you? Have you thought about angels w...
Lesson 3
God’s Call to Mission
(Acts 1 & 2, Genesis 9, 11 & 12)
How many times have you joined an "organizational meeting" to receive instructions on how to accomplish some goal? On a smaller scale, how often have you sat down and contemplated how you should be...
Lesson 2
God’s Mission to Us 
(John 20, Matthew 28, Revelation 14)
What are God's expectations for us? Is it to simply believe that Jesus is God and that He came to save us? Or is it more complicated than that? Does it involve us joining God in His mission to save...
Lesson 1
God’s Mission to Us 
(Genesis 3 & 27, Matthew 1, John 1, 3 &
Have you met someone who you thought was, "All talk and no action?" Or as they say in Texas, "All hat and no cattle?" No doubt we have all met people like that. The challenge in our Christian walk ...

Emotional Intelligence

Can the Bible help you get promoted at work? Can the Bible increase your pay? Can the Bible help you keep your job? Improve your marriage? The answer is “Yes!” The Bible teaches principles of “emotional intelligence” that can actually help you to be smarter and get along better. Bruce Cameron, the writer of these Bible studies and a law professor, has published a paper written for lawyers which presents 17 Bible-based rules of emotional intelligence which God gave us to improve our lives. Best of all, Professor Cameron’s paper is free and you do not have to be a lawyer to understand it. To get your free copy, first click on this link. Second, when you see the title of the paper (EI, EI, Oh What an Employee), click on the “One-Click Download” and the paper will download to your computer as a PDF. If you have friends who want to read the paper, have them go to the website and download it as well.