The Landowner

Text: Matthew 21:33-45 Jesus often used parables in His teaching – using an everyday illustration to describe a spiritual truth. In this parable, Jesus described the conflict between a landowner and the vine-growers who rented the land. As we study this, we are going to attempt to identify the MAIN point. Once we do that, we will see […]

What Are Our Priorities?

Text: Ecclesiastes 12:13 Our lives are shaped by our priorities. Time, energy, and resources are limited; therefore, we spend them on what is important to us. What should be most important to us? The Bible shows us what our highest priorities should be. We need to see what the Bible says and examine our lives to see […]

The Message of Zechariah: The Lord Will Be King

Text: Zechariah 14:9-11 In this series, we are going to do an overview of the Minor Prophets. The goal is to (1) understand the overall theme of each book and (2) see what lessons there are for us. In this lesson, we are going to see what we can learn from the book of Zechariah. […]

Kingdom of ___

Text: Matthew 16:19 Throughout the New Testament, references are made to the kingdom. In our text, Jesus referred to this as the “kingdom of heaven.” Yet there are other ways the kingdom is described – “kingdom of ___.” In this lesson, we are going to look at some of these designations to see what is implied […]

A Personal Relationship with Jesus

Text: Revelation 3:20 Many people in the religious world talk about having a “personal relationship with Jesus.” On the surface this may sound good/appealing, but what does it mean? We need to be concerned with what the Bible says. Are we to have a “personal relationship with Jesus”? If so, what is this relationship to […]

Living Stones

Text: 1 Peter 2:4-10 In this lesson, we are going to consider how Jesus and His followers are living stones and what that means in terms of how we are to serve Him. Jesus Is a Living Stone (v. 4) We come to Him – not by some direct operation of the Spirit on our […]

The Day of Pentecost

Text: Acts 2:1-4 This is the fifth in a series of lessons examining some great days in history – not in secular history, but days of spiritual importance. In this fifth lesson, we’re going to be discussing the day of Pentecost – specifically, the day of Pentecost following Jesus’ ascension. The Background Jesus spoke about the kingdom […]