NASHVILLE (BP) — This weekly Bible study appears in Baptist Press in a partnership with LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through its Leadership and Adult Publishing team, LifeWay publishes Sunday School curricula and additional resources for all age groups.
This week’s Bible study is adapted from the Bible Studies For Life curriculum.
Bible Passage: Nehemiah 5:1-13
— What teacher do you remember as a person of integrity?
— When have you seen someone stand up for someone else
who was being treated unjustly?
— Why is it important to understand that we cannot separate
who we are from what we do?
Food for thought:
Year after year, Coach Joe Hendrickson pulled out his Bible and told his team about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They say football coaches in public high school are not supposed to do that, but Coach Hendrickson was going to share the Gospel no matter what the cost.
This was over 40 years ago, and my father was one of his players. He accepted Christ because Coach Hendrickson was willing to live out his faith consistently. He was a coach in a tiny south Alabama town, and he had no idea he would impact the kingdom simply by living a consistent faith. I never met Coach Hendrickson, but he had a personal impact on me. He shared Jesus with my dad, who in turn shared Jesus with me.
Coach Hendrickson “protected” his walk with Christ; he lived a consistent faith. Nehemiah had to call those building the wall in Jerusalem to the same truth: to honor God by living out a consistent faith. As Christians, we cannot separate who we are from what we do. We can protect our own walk with Christ as we live for Him every day.
Bible Studies for Life
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