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   The Unwise Steward
   Luke 12:42-48; Matthew 24:45-51
Sunday School,  May 14, 2017
Being a steward of Christ places important responsibilities upon our shoulders.

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   The Rich Fool
   Luke 12:13-21
Sunday School,  April 30, 2017
Jesus had much to say about money. Sixteen out of thirty-eight parables deal with how to handle money or possessions. While the Bible contains approximately 500 verses on prayer and less than 500 verses on faith, it contains more than 2,000 verses dealing with money and possessions. Why is this topic so important? Money is one of the greatest sources of anxiety, can become our god and steal our heart. In an attempt to teach a young man the proper place of money, Jesus shares with him this parable of the rich fool.

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   Parable of Leaven
   Matthew 13:33; Luke 13:20-21
Sunday School,  April 23, 2017
How is the Kingdom of Heaven like yeast? Is the Kingdom of Heaven different than the Kingdom of God? A discussion of the parable and a comprehensive view of the Kingdom of Heaven aims to help develop a greater understanding of God's Kingdom.

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   The Good Samaritan
   Luke 10:25-37
Sunday School,  April 9, 2017
What is our responsibility to others? How obligated are we? How much does God expect us to do? Jesus reminds the people not only of their obligation to love God but also to love their neighbor in this parable.

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   Children in the Marketplace
   Matthew 11:11-18; Luke 7:11-35
Sunday School,  April 2, 2017
Christ likens His listeners who liked neither Him nor John the Baptist to quarrelsome children.

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   The Wise and Foolish Builder
   Matthew 7:24-27; Luke 6:47-49
Sunday School,  March 19, 2017
Jesus concludes his Sermon on the Mount with a series of parables and illustrations leading his hearers to the point of decision. He describes two gate and two roads (Matt. 7:13-14), two trees and two fruits (Matt. 7:15-20), and two foundations. As he concludes with an emphasis on the two foundations and the two builders, wise and foolish, Jesus is leading his hearers to the point of decision. Will they follow Jesus and his words or will they continue to follow the teaching of the scribes and pharisees? Their decision will determine whether the house of their lives will stand or fall.

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   The Fig Tree
   Matthew 24:32-33; Mark 13:28-29; Luke 21:29-31
Sunday School,  March 5, 2017
The fig tree is not Israel, nor does it refer to the church. This passage was not fulfilled in Jesus’ generation; so what does it mean by “this generation”?

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   The Wicked Vinedressers
   Matthew 21:33-45; Mark 12:1-12; Luke 20:9-19
Sunday School,  February 26, 2017
Christ continues His parables preparing for the New Covenant, enraging the religious rulers.

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   The Mustard Seed
   Matthew 13:312-32; Mark 4:30-31; Luke 13:18-19
Sunday School,  February 19, 2017
The mustard seed symbolizes something very small and insignificant that experiences enormous growth. The parable is all about KINGDOM GROWTH. The mustard seed produces a large plant, not actually a tree, and yet large enough for birds to sit in its branches. The elements of the parable include a man who sows the seed and in this case, it is Jesus Christ sowing the seed of the Gospel. The field is the world, though the Kingdom includes the universe and Heaven. The seed is the Word of God, the message of the King. The growth speaks of the advancement of the kingdom and is witnessed today in terms of the growth of the church. The birds represent the presence of evil, satanic interference in the Kingdom.

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   The Children of the Bride-chamber
   Matthew 9:10-15; Mark 2:18-20; Luke 5:33-35
Sunday School,  January 29, 2017
Matthew immediately obeyed when Jesus called him. The Pharisees failed to realize there are two kinds of associations with evil men. What about fasting today? There are reasons to fast and the proper manner of doing so. It has no ritual significance. The children of the bride-chamber are those preparing the wedding. No need to fast during this great time of joy.

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   The Greatest Message Ever Given
   Luke 2:8-21
Sunday Morning Service,  December 25, 2016
 
Of all of the Christmas gifts ever given, God's gift on that first Christmas Day was the greatest. It was an appropriate gift, given out of a heart of love, and given to everyone. What will you do with that tremendous gift?

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   The Mote and the Beam
   Matthew 7:1-6 , Luke 6:37-38
Sunday School,  December 11, 2016
God’s Word specifically commands us not to JUDGE one another. Matthew 7:1 states, Judge not, that ye be not judged. Romans 14:13 commands us not to judge one another. James 4:11 states that we are not to speak evil of another. In Matthew 7:1-6, Jesus uses a parabolic statement to emphasize this command. Why behold the mote that is in your brother’s eye, but consider not the beam that is thine own eye? It is not wrong to exercise discernment, but we must always start with ourselves. Most of us need to do some personal eye surgery before we try to perform such on someone else. We should always strive to glorify God in all our relationships and we must always choose to respond to others with love. That will cause us to treat them as we would like to be treated.

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   How Prayer Advanced the Church in Acts
   Luke 18:1; Acts
Sunday School,  August 14, 2016
 
God uses prayer to grow his church. Our Lord promised in Matthew 16:18 that he would build his church, and he is still building it. But how? The Book of Acts explains how—through God’s people in the power of the Holy Spirit. And what are God’s people called upon to do in the Spirit’s power to advance His church? Very simply—proclamation of the gospel and prayer. It is the second of these duties that we will note in Acts that God used to grow His Church.

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   Two Wicked Sons and a Forgiving Father
   Luke 15: 11-32
Sunday Morning Service,  May 29, 2016
 
This message seeks to explain the third part of a parable that Jesus gave concerning God's joy in the recovery of lost sinners. It deals with both the prodigal son who went into a far country and his hypocritical brother who stayed at home. Both were equally sinners and in need of recovery. The emphasis is on the generous forgiveness of the father rather than the sinfulness of the brothers.

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   Mission Accomplished?
   Luke 9:23–24; 24:46–48; Acts 20:17–27; 28:17–31; 2 Timothy 4:6–8
Sunday Morning Service,  October 11, 2015
We are Jesus’ witnesses, called to carry forth his mission which he left for his followers (Luke 24:48). But how do we know when this mission is accomplished? We find an answer to this question when we look closely at Paul’s own reflection upon his ministry and service for Christ.

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   The Crux of Jesus’ Mission - Part 2
   Luke 13:31-35
Sunday Morning Service,  April 5, 2015
His death for sin and His resurrection were the crux of Jesus’ mission. These events were the fixed point in time that Jesus moved toward for His whole ministry, especially on His journey to Jerusalem where He would declare Himself to be king. As we follow Jesus on this journey to the cross and beyond, we realize that there are several reasons His mission was so urgent to Him.

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   The Crux of Jesus’ Mission - Part 1
   Luke 13:31-35
Sunday Morning Service,  March 29, 2015
His death for sin and His resurrection were the crux of Jesus’ mission. These events were the fixed point in time that Jesus moved toward for His whole ministry, especially on His journey to Jerusalem where He would declare Himself to be king. As we follow Jesus on this journey to the cross and beyond, we realize that there are several reasons His mission was so urgent to Him.

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   The New Testament Idea of Repentance - Part 2
   Luke 24:45-48; Acts 2:38; 3:17-21; 11:1-18; 17:22-31; 20:17-21; 2 Corinthians 12;21; 2 Peter 3:9; Revelation 2-3
Wednesday Evening Service,  March 18, 2015
 
In Part 1, we saw that “repentance” is expressed by three different words in the New Testament, and that those words carry the idea of turning or returning, regretting, and changing one’s mind. In Part 2 we continue our study of the word “repentance” by looking specifically at the use of metanoia—or, a change of mind—in the New Testament. Then we will draw some conclusions based on our observations of this word in its various contexts.

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   Gentiles at the Table
   Luke 13:22 - 14:24
Sunday Morning Service,  March 15, 2015
As Jesus makes his way to Jerusalem and his impending death, Luke notes the growing rejection of Jesus by the Jews, his own people whom he came to save. In response, Jesus speaks of a coming day that seemed unthinkable to them at the time—a day when Gentiles would enjoy table fellowship alongside the Jews in the kingdom—while warning that unbelieving Jews would be shut out. This lengthy section of Luke’s Gospel, centered around a Sabbath meal that Jesus shares with the Pharisees, proclaims three remarkable aspects of Jesus’ ultimate mission.

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   Jesus Challenges His Witnesses – Part 2
   Luke 9:18-26, 57-62
Sunday Morning Service,  March 8, 2015
In our study of Jesus’ mission in Luke-Acts, we have seen Jesus prepare his witnesses (Luke 8) and commission his witnesses (Luke 9 and 10). But now Jesus challenges his witnesses by showing them the full meaning of what coming after him is all about. For being Jesus’ witness is not only about knowing Jesus’ power and blessing. Being his witness is also about a profound commitment. Jesus’ words in these two texts answer three questions that all his witnesses must ask.

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   Jesus Challenges His Witnesses – Part 1
   Luke 9:18-26, 57-62
Sunday Morning Service,  March 1, 2015
In our study of Jesus’ mission in Luke-Acts, we have seen Jesus prepare his witnesses (Luke 8) and commission his witnesses (Luke 9 and 10). But now Jesus challenges his witnesses by showing them the full meaning of what coming after him is all about. For being Jesus’ witness is not only about knowing Jesus’ power and blessing. Being his witness is also about a profound commitment. Jesus’ words in these two texts answer three questions that all his witnesses must ask.

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   Jesus Commissions His Witnesses, Phase 1 - Part 3
   Luke 9:1–6; 10:1–20
Sunday Morning Service,  February 8, 2015
Having chosen and prepared his apostles and disciples to be his witnesses (Luke 5–8), Jesus now commissions them for Phase 1 of their missionary journey. While much of Jesus’ instruction is specific to this occasion, there are several principles that Jesus begins to unveil in this commissioning which continue to guide us in our mission today.

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   Jesus Commissions His Witnesses, Phase 1 - Part 2
   Luke 9:1–6; 10:1–20
Sunday Morning Service,  February 1, 2015
Having chosen and prepared his apostles and disciples to be his witnesses (Luke 5–8), Jesus now commissions them for Phase 1 of their missionary journey. While much of Jesus’ instruction is specific to this occasion, there are several principles that Jesus begins to unveil in this commissioning which continue to guide us in our mission today.

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   Jesus Commissions His Witnesses, Phase 1 - Part 1
   Luke 9:1–6; 10:1–20
Sunday Morning Service,  January 25, 2015
Having chosen and prepared his apostles and disciples to be his witnesses (Luke 5–8), Jesus now commissions them for Phase 1 of their missionary journey. While much of Jesus’ instruction is specific to this occasion, there are several principles that Jesus begins to unveil in this commissioning which continue to guide us in our mission today.

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   Jesus Prepares His Witnesses – Part 2
   Luke 8:1–56
Sunday Morning Service,  January 11, 2015
Before sending forth his witnesses on their own (Luke 9:1–6; 10:1–12), Jesus takes them along on his own ministry journey, preparing their hearts and minds for mission. The lessons they learn about proclaiming and hearing and about the power of Jesus are still vital for us today as we also prepare to be his witnesses.

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   Jesus Prepares His Witnesses – Part 1
   Luke 8:1–56
Sunday Morning Service,  January 4, 2015
Before sending forth his witnesses on their own (Luke 9:1–6; 10:1–12), Jesus takes them along on his own ministry journey, preparing their hearts and minds for mission. The lessons they learn about proclaiming and hearing and about the power of Jesus are still vital for us today as we also prepare to be his witnesses.

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   Fishing with Jesus
   Luke 5:1-11
Sunday Morning Service,  October 26, 2014
Peter, James, and John had already been called by Jesus to be “fishers of men” (Matt 5:19; Mark 1:17). But on this occasion Jesus opens their eyes to see what it actually means to “fish” with him. As Peter demonstrates, when we are called to fish with Jesus we must respond in at least three ways.

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   Jesus’ Mission Program – Part 4
   Luke 4:16-21
Sunday Morning Service,  October 19, 2014
In the synagogue of his hometown of Nazareth, Jesus launches his public ministry by declaring his mission: to rescue hopelessly defeated outsiders by offering them genuine release from their situation—for the ultimate Jubilee has come! Jesus was sent by the Father and anointed by the Holy Spirit to fulfill the mission detailed in Isaiah 61:1–2a, seeking to save four specific kinds of desperate people.

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   Jesus’ Mission Program – Part 3
   Luke 4:16-21
Sunday Morning Service,  October 12, 2014
In the synagogue of his hometown of Nazareth, Jesus launches his public ministry by declaring his mission: to rescue hopelessly defeated outsiders by offering them genuine release from their situation—for the ultimate Jubilee has come! Jesus was sent by the Father and anointed by the Holy Spirit to fulfill the mission detailed in Isaiah 61:1–2a, seeking to save four specific kinds of desperate people.

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   Jesus’ Mission Program – Part 2
   Luke 4:16-21
Sunday Morning Service,  October 5, 2014
In the synagogue of his hometown of Nazareth, Jesus launches his public ministry by declaring his mission: to rescue hopelessly defeated outsiders by offering them genuine release from their situation—for the ultimate Jubilee has come! Jesus was sent by the Father and anointed by the Holy Spirit to fulfill the mission detailed in Isaiah 61:1–2a, seeking to save four specific kinds of desperate people.

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   Jesus’ Mission Program – Part 1
   Luke 4:16-21
Sunday Morning Service,  September 28, 2014
In the synagogue of his hometown of Nazareth, Jesus launches his public ministry by declaring his mission: to rescue hopelessly defeated outsiders by offering them genuine release from their situation—for the ultimate Jubilee has come! Jesus was sent by the Father and anointed by the Holy Spirit to fulfill the mission detailed in Isaiah 61:1–2a, seeking to save four specific kinds of desperate people.

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   The Summons for Witnesses – Part 2
   Luke 24:48; Act 1:8
Sunday Morning Service,  September 21, 2014
The Lord Jesus, who came to earth with a mission to rescue lost humanity, calls upon his followers to be the vehicle through which he continues that mission today. This call is presented as a summons to be his witnesses. What does it mean to be a witness for Jesus?

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   The Summons for Witnesses – Part 1
   Luke 24:48; Act 1:8
Sunday Morning Service,  September 14, 2014
The Lord Jesus, who came to earth with a mission to rescue lost humanity, calls upon his followers to be the vehicle through which he continues that mission today. This call is presented as a summons to be his witnesses. What does it mean to be a witness for Jesus?

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   The Maniac Who Became a Missionary
   Luke 8:26-39
Sunday Morning Service,  June 29, 2014
 
Be challenged to love people on the fringe and seek the lost like Jesus.

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   The Lost Son and the Merciful Father
   Luke 15:11-32
Sunday School,  January 26, 2014
 
This is the third in a series of things which are lost, the lost sheep, the lost coin, and here, the prodigal son. This portion of scripture portrays God's reaction to lost sinners.

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   The Eyewitnesses of Christmas: The Shepherds
   Luke 2:8-20
Sunday Morning Service,  December 22, 2013
 
Luke bases his Gospel on eyewitness testimony—the witness of those who saw and heard and knew Jesus as he lived and ministered among his people (Luke 1:2). Though Mary is likely the primary eyewitness in chapters 1 and 2, Luke also includes other witnesses: Zechariah, Elizabeth, Joseph, the shepherds, Simeon, and Anna. As we give careful attention to their stories, we too behold the coming of the Christ child, and rejoice with them at the wonder of God’s great salvation. To the Shepherds, some of the most unlikely witnesses, the angels appeared, scattering them to witness and proclaim the wonder of the Savior’s birth.

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   The Eyewitnesses of Christmas: Mary
   Luke 2:1–7; John 19:17–27; Acts 1:14; 2:32–36
Sunday Morning Service,  December 15, 2013
 
Luke bases his Gospel on eyewitness testimony—the witness of those who saw and heard and knew Jesus as he lived and ministered among his people (Luke 1:2). Though Mary is likely the primary eyewitness in chapters 1 and 2, Luke also includes other witnesses: Zechariah, Elizabeth, Joseph, the shepherds, Simeon, and Anna. As we give careful attention to their stories, we too behold the coming of the Christ child, and rejoice with them at the wonder of God’s great salvation. With Mary, the mother of Jesus, we behold three glorious aspects of the Son which are central to our salvation.

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   The Eyewitnesses of Christmas: Zechariah
   Luke 1
Sunday Morning Service,  December 8, 2013
 
Luke bases his Gospel on eyewitness testimony—the witness of those who saw and heard and knew Jesus as he lived and ministered among his people (Luke 1:2). Though Mary is likely the primary eyewitness in chapters 1 and 2, Luke also includes other witnesses: Zechariah, Elizabeth, Joseph, the shepherds, Simeon, and Anna. As we give careful attention to their stories, we too behold the coming of the Christ child, and rejoice with them at the wonder of God’s great salvation. To Zechariah, the promise of Christ’s coming demonstrates several qualities of our God (Luke 1:68–79).

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   The Suffering of Christ
   Luke 23:33
Sunday Morning Service,  September 22, 2013
 
Of all the sufferings of Christ on the cross, this sermon looks at just three aspects: the brutality, the blasphemy and the blackness at Calvary. In light of these three, Christians should rejoice in what Christ has done for them and the unsaved should think seriously about eternal salvation.

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   Paradise Today
   Luke 23:39-43
Sunday Afternoon Service,  July 7, 2013
 
What brings comfort to Christians? How can we face death without fear? Jesus has the answer, but we must come to him in faith, receiving the gift of salvation.

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   A Christmas Summary
   Luke 2:8-11
Sunday Morning Service,  December 9, 2012
 
Luke 2:11 provides an accurate summary of the birth and life of Jesus Christ, revealing all of the standard questions. While it is difficult to see Jesus as more than a little baby at Christmas, we must recognize that He was born to die as our substitute. He came to be our Savior, but in order do that, He had to become a man and live a sinless life. We ought to rejoice in the real meaning of Christmas, that Jesus was willing to become lower than His angels that we might have our sins forgiven and experience everlasting life.

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   Humble Yourself
   Luke 14:7-11
Sunday Morning Service,  November 11, 2012
 
Jesus, having accepted an invitation to a meal, counsels the other guests about how they should posture themselves at banquets (cf. Prov 25:67). Yet couched within this sage advice is Jesus’ real point—an eternal truth about how we should posture ourselves before God. As we work our way through this text, we make three observations which teach us what it means to embrace the humility which is exalted by God.

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   Why Shepherds?
   Luke 2:1-21
Sunday Morning Service,  December 25, 2011
 
If a publicity agent had been in charge of what took place in Bethlehem when Jesus Christ was born, the account would have been much different than what is recorded in the Bible. This was the entrance of God into humanity. Some fanfare was absolutely necessary. Mary and Joseph would have stayed at the Grand Hotel. There would have been lights everywhere, dignitaries of all kinds and musicians from Bethlehem to celebrate His coming. But instead, the occasion was solemn, quiet and humble. The only ones God chose to welcome the King of Kings into our world were shepherds. Why Shepherds?

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   The Reality of Angels
   Luke 1:11-20; 26-38; Matthew 1:20-23; 2:13; 18:10; Hebrews 1:14
Sunday School,  December 25, 2011
 
Some people have a problem in believing in that which they cannot see, feel or hear. There are millions of angels, good and bad. Their activity in the Bible provides us much information that helps us to understand their ministry to God's children today. Two major responsibilities revolve around God's glory and God's will. They understand that it is as we choose to do God's will and glorify Him in our lives, that we achieve our greatest happiness and success.

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   Delayed Prayer
   Luke 1:5-13
Sunday Afternoon Service,  June 26, 2011
 
Even devout Christians face delays occasionally in getting their prayer requests answered. God has a purpose for every delay and it is our responsibility to trust Him knowing that all His ways are perfect.

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   The Ministry of the Son of God
   Genesis 18; Luke 14:16-30; Acts; Hebrews; 1 John 2:28-3:1
Sunday School,  June 26, 2011
A ‘ministry’ is an act of service that one performs for the benefit of another. Therefore, to speak of the ‘ministry’ of God the Son is to recognize that that Jesus Christ, the Second Person of the Trinity, though He is God, has revealed Himself as a servant, a servant of God the Father and a servant on behalf of His own people. We study the ministry of the God the Son as meek and thankful disciples, desiring to follow the example of our Lord who serves us. The ministry of Jesus in traditional Christian theology since the Reformation is comprised of three offices: Prophet, Priest, and King. More recently, however, Millard Erickson (Christian Theology) has suggested that it is more helpful to consider the ministry of Jesus according to the functions of these three offices: Christ as Revealer, Reconciler, and Ruler. Keeping these functions in mind, we will look briefly at the ministry of the Second Person of the Godhead in the Old Testament, the Gospels, the Church, and the Eschaton.

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   The Nature of Being Human and the Origin of the Soul
   1 Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 4:12; 1 Corinthians 15:44; Luke 12:4-5; John 5:28-29
Sunday School,  May 1, 2011
There are many questions that surround our humanity, such as who we are, where we came from, what is our purpose, and where are we going. The Bible answers all of these questions. But the Bible also helps us to understand our nature or our substance—of what we consist. The answer to the question of our nature helps to inform our understanding about many other aspects of our Christian life. In this lesson we will look at the three leading views of the nature of humanity and also look briefly at the subject of the origin of the soul.

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   Doubt and Faith
   Luke 1:5-38
Wednesday Evening Service,  December 29, 2010
 
The responses of Zechariah and Mary to the angel Gabriel illustrate what on the surface appears to be a narrow but is actually a wide gulf separating faith and doubt.

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   Barnabas and Early Christian Interpretation
   Luke 24:44-45
Wednesday Evening Service,  July 21, 2010
The Epistle of Barnabas contains some fanciful understandings of the Old Testament, but it provides a good opportunity to discuss talk about interpretation in the New Testament and early church.

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   Humility and Justification
   Luke 18:9-14
Sunday Morning Service,  August 23, 2009
This final parable in the series of those that are unique to Luke provides a fitting climax, for it challenges the attitude of our hearts. Will we, like the Pharisee in the parable, trust in our personal record of righteousness, or will we, like the tax-collector, cast ourselves upon the mercy of God with true humility?

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   Entreaty and Endurance
   Luke 18:1-8
Sunday Morning Service,  August 16, 2009
Jesus’ parable of the widow and the unjust judge climaxes His teaching about His second coming in chapter 17. How are God’s people to live as they wait for their ultimate vindication at the Lord’s return? Jesus says that they are to continue to entreat the Father with patient endurance.

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   Ecstasy and Agony
   Luke 16:19-31
Sunday Morning Service,  August 9, 2009
In the parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus, Jesus brings to a climax his warning for those who trust in their earthly situation but are not “rich toward God” (12:21) with works which demonstrate genuine faith in Him. This chilling account calls us to serious reflection regarding our eternal standing before God.

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   Wisdom and Eternity
   Luke 16:1-13
Sunday Morning Service,  July 26, 2009
In the Parable of the Shrewd Manager, Jesus uses an example from worldly business practices to teach his disciples about the importance of preparing for eternity. He draws several crucial lessons from the shrewd way the steward uses the little time he has left.

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   Lost and Found
   Luke 15:1-32
Sunday Morning Service,  July 19, 2009
In this chapter containing what is perhaps Jesus’ most famous parable, there are actually three parables Jesus uses to teach how one ought to respond when those who were lost are found: the lost and found sheep, coin, and son. Together they exhort our attitude toward certain lost sinners whom God seeks and saves for His glory.

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   Judgment and Repentance
   Luke 13:1-9
Sunday Morning Service,  June 28, 2009
In the parable of the fruitless fig tree, the owner of the vineyard shows mercy to the tree by giving the tree every opportunity to bear fruit. In the same way, God in mercy withholds his judgment upon sinners so they can repent. But God will not stay His wrath forever. This parable calls us to examine our lives for the genuine fruits of repentance.

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   Life and Riches
   Luke 12:13-34
Sunday Morning Service,  June 14, 2009
Jesus refuses a request to arbitrate in financial matters, but instead begins to teach about spiritual matters. Whether you have life is not indicated by your possessions, but by how you view your possessions. This amazing passage forces us to look at our life and discern its true value from God’s perspective.

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   Faith and Persistence
   Luke 11:1-13
Sunday Morning Service,  May 31, 2009
When the disciples ask Jesus to teach them to pray, Jesus tells the parable of the persistent friend to set up a contrast. If a human friend will give what is needed, how much more your heavenly Father? The underlying challenge in this parable is not so much what or how to pray, but why we do not pray.

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   Obedience and Mercy
   Luke 10:25-37
Sunday Morning Service,  May 24, 2009
In this narrative, an expert in Mosaic Law engages Jesus in a theological discussion which takes them into the essence of what it means to obey God. This encounter, along with the familiar parable it contains, is essential for getting at the heart of true obedience.

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   Love and Forgiveness
   Luke 7:36-50
Sunday Morning Service,  May 17, 2009
The parable of the two debtors is intended to contrast an arrogant Pharisee who loved little with a humble woman who loved much. The attitudes and actions of each person turn on different perceptions of sin and forgiveness, exhorting us to repentance for our own hard-heartedness.

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   The Life of the Christian Servant
   Luke 12:35-48
Sunday Morning Service,  March 9, 2008
 
What are the essential characteristics that should dominate the life of those who profess to be Christ’s servants? In the two parables of Luke 12:35-48, Christ teaches that His servants are characterized by readiness for His return and faithfulness in His service. Christ also explains what rewards or punishments may come upon those who profess to be His servants depending upon the performance of their duties.

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   I'm Going to Your House Today
   Luke 19:1-10
Sunday School,  October 21, 2007
 
Zacchaeus, a wealthy Jewish tax collector is saved by God's grace.

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   Take Heed How You Hear
   Luke 8:11-18
Sunday Morning Service,  July 15, 2007
 
Many of us hear the Word of God every week in our church, or every day at home in our family devotions or conversations. But - perhaps you are familiar with the expression "in one ear and out the other"? Does this characterize our hearing of God's Word, or do we have "ears to hear"? In the parable of the sower, Jesus contrasts four hearers, and in His application, reveals to us how we are to hear.

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   Portraits of the Christ Child
   Luke 1:67-79
Sunday Morning Service,  December 24, 2006
 
Last Lord's Day, we examined the central idea in Zechariah's magnificent prophecy: in sending Christ, God was fulfilling His promise to Old Testament Israel. This morning, we focus on the Person of Christ Himself, as we examine two wonderful portraits of Christ which Zechariah uses to describe the depth and impact of His divine birth.

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   The Christ Child: A Promise Fulfilled
   Luke 1:67-79
Sunday Morning Service,  December 17, 2006
 
At the center of his prophetic declaration, John the Baptist's father speaks of God's holy covenant and oath which the coming of Christ fulfills. What does the fulfillment of this divine promise teach us about the character of our God? Zacharias's prophecy highlights three central lessons.

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   The Abandoned Funeral
   Luke 7:11-17
Sunday Evening Service,  August 27, 2006
 


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   On Prayer
   Luke 11:1
Sunday School,  January 8, 2006
 


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