Lesson 1: Confronting Unbelief Together
Are Christians struggling with unbelief? Do Christians believe in all of God’s promises? This study will address the various forms of unbelief. The theme passage is Romans 4:20–22 that presents the great faith of Abraham who believed in all of God’s promises. Christians need each other. The New Testament Scriptures instruct Christians to encourage one another every day so that none harden by the deceitfulness of sins (Heb 3:12–14). The assembly of Christians together is essential to stir believers to love and good works (Heb 10:23–31). May God help this lesson to bless its listeners.
Lesson 2: Confronting the Unbelief of Anxiety
Jesus’s marvel at the unbelief of people. However, believers need to confess sometimes, “I believe; help my unbelief” (Mark 9:24). What unbelief lies behind anxiety? Jesus described anxiety as a lack of belief. Jesus commanded His followers not to worry. Worrying will not fix problems. However, Jesus has an answer to worry. He commanded His followers to seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness (Matt 6:33). How does this help? The lesson explains.
Lesson 3: Confronting the Unbelief of Shame
Peter faced the shame, fear, and timidity that is not characteristic of him at the trial of Jesus. The servant girl at the door of the high priest’s courtyard asked, “You also are not one of this man’s disciples, are you?” He said, “I am not.” Why do so many feel shame concerning the Gospel? Is that shame linked to repented sins that God has already forgiven? Is that shame connected to sin that is ongoing? Christians have every reason to put away shame and openly acknowledge Christ and His words. This study will focuses on Scriptures that encourage Christians to know whom one believes and remain convinced of Christ.
Lesson 4: Confronting the Unbelief of Sinful Anger
Christians struggle with anger in different forms. However, not all anger is sinful. This study will look at Jesus’s anger and God’s anger. Divine anger differs from self-centered anger. Many Christians set spiritual goals with certain expectations, but when others interrupt, Christians may hold resentment toward anyone in their way including themselves. There is a selfishness and a lack of faith behind such anger. What can Christians do? A believer must become aware of what makes oneself angry, as this lesson will reveal. The Christian must also come to trust God and lovingly confront those who interrupt good works. This lesson addresses this and more.
Lesson 5: Confronting the Unbelief of Covetousness
In a crowd of thousands, a man called out to Jesus, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” Jesus declared to the crowd, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness.” Coveting is desiring what is not yours, and this is a sin. This lesson presents a number of ways that one may covet and not realize it, and the study explores how faith, godliness, and contentment counter coveting.
Lesson 6: Confronting the Unbelief of Lust
A lack of knowledge and recognition of God is behind the inability to resist lust. This study considers scriptures that help Christians with self-control to live in holiness. Personal desires tempt and entice each person. Those desires can produce sin and death. Many people agree with Paul that what they do not want to do they do and what they want to do they do not. The Scriptures instruct the Christian how to walk in the Spirit and not gratify the desires of the flesh.
Lesson 7: Confronting the Unbelief of God's Promises
The Word of the Lord came to Abraham revealing Himself as Abraham’s shield. The Word promised that Abraham’s offspring would become as numerous as the stars. God’s Word has revealed all that God has given to humanity. God has given every reason for all to believe, trust, and love Him. This study looks closer at Abraham’s faith in God’s promise. Abraham believed that God gives life to the dead and called all things into existence. God counted Abraham’s faith as righteousness.