The value of simple subject lessons

Simple subject lessons are not an excuse for lazy preaching or ignoring the importance growing beyond the milk to the meat of the word (Hebrews 5:12-14).

Simple subject lessons reaffirm good foundations because retaining knowledge isn’t equatable to riding a bike. Knowledge can be lost! Don’t believe it? You could ask Hosea (Hosea 4:6) or could just ask someone who hasn’t been to school in a couple of decades.

The above reason, amongst a couple others, are why you will actually find New Testament teachers and preachers saying:

  • Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. For me to write the same things to you is not tedious, but for you it is safe.” (Philippians 3:1 NKJV)
  • For this reason I will not be negligent to remind you always of these things, though you know and are established in the present truth. Yes, I think it is right, as long as I am in this tent, to stir you up by reminding you,” (2 Peter 1:12-13 NKJV)
  • Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.” (Jude 1:3 NKJV)

If you preach, do not get hung up on trying to sound clever, cute or even unique. If you do not preach do not get upset when the individual preaching gives a simple lesson void of all the “extras” that people may expect but God does not require. We all need to remember the value of preaching and hearing simple subject lessons from time-to-time.

Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.” (Matthew 7:24-25 NKJV)