Great Faith

Text: Matthew 8:10, 26 Jesus spoke of some as having great faith and others having little faith. What is the difference between these two types of faith? And how do we measure up to these descriptions of faith? As Christians, if we examine ourselves, we will likely find similarities in both categories. Where we have great faith, we […]

Christmas and the Christian

Text: Luke 2:9-11 What is Christmas? Celebration / commemoration of the birth of Jesus (also called the nativity) Origins (brief history) — all dates you will find are after the first century (this is significant) Earliest evidence of a celebration for Jesus’ birth on December 25th is in the middle of the 4th century Current […]

Dealing with Petty Conflicts Among Brethren

Text: 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Petty Conflicts Source of unnecessary strife between faithful Christians Different than matters of sin, error, matters of personal judgment, and rumors/gossip (though this sometimes goes along with these conflicts) These petty conflicts could be caused by any number of things — we’ll notice a few in this lesson First, Some Things […]

A Stone of Stumbling

Text: 1 Peter 2:6-8 What caused Jesus to be rejected and become a “stone of stumbling”? The People were Disobedient – 1 Peter 2:8 They Held the Commands & Traditions of Men – Matthew 15:2-12 The “Hard Sayings” of Jesus – John 6:60-61 He was Not what They Expected – Matthew 13:54-57