The Parable of the Talents

Text: Matthew 25:14-30 When Jesus taught, He often spoke in parables. These were illustrations using things with which the people would be familiar that were used to describe a spiritual truth. This lesson will look at the parable of the talents to see some lessons we can learn from it. Summary of the Parable Man leaves on […]

Genealogy of Christ

Text: Matthew 1:1-17 Sections of the Bible containing genealogies are often skipped or quickly passed over – even one as significant as the genealogy of Christ. But these verses at the beginning of the New Testament are there for a reason. Let us notice some lessons from the genealogy of Christ. Jesus was the Fulfillment […]

Nicodemus

Text: John 3:1 The gospel of John tells us about a man named Nicodemus. He is not named in the other gospels, and is only mentioned on three occasions in John’s gospel. He is certainly not one of the primary characters in the Bible, but there are some important lessons we can learn from him. This lesson will […]

Some Things the Kingdom of God is Not

Text: Matthew 16:18-19 Many people have misconceptions about the kingdom of God – which is also the church (cf. Matthew 16:18-19). We will examine some of these in this lesson. The Kingdom of God is Not in the Future Prophecy spoke of Jesus establishing His kingdom during the days of the Roman Empire (Daniel 2:44-45) While […]

Statements of John the Baptist

Text: Matthew 3 The OT prophesied of John and his role of preparing the way for Christ (Isaiah 40:3). As he preached in the wilderness (Matthew 3:1), what did he say? This lesson will examine what Matthew records and see what lessons we can learn. “Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand” (Matthew […]

The Laborers in the Vineyard

Text: Matthew 20:1-16 Jesus often spoke in parables when He taught about the kingdom. In this parable, He explained the nature of His kingdom and the responsibility of its citizens. This lesson will examine six lessons we can learn from this parable. The Lord is Looking for Workers (v. 1) In the parable, the landowner […]

Do Not Worry

Text: Matthew 6:24-34 It is often easy to allow ourselves to worry about various things in life. Some become so consumed by anxiety that they find it difficult to function. In this passage, Jesus gives eight reasons why we should not worry. Do Not Worry Because… We Are Serving the Wrong Master When We Worry […]