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 […]

Unacceptable Gifts for God

Text: Amos 5:21-24 The Lord’s words in this passage are almost unthinkable to many today. They cannot imagine God not accepting whatever it is they choose to give Him. Yet this passage and others we will notice are clear – some gifts are unacceptable to God. Gifts Offered Without Cost Are Unacceptable Example of David […]

The Importance of Thankfulness

Text: Ephesians 5:20 Our society places particular emphasis upon thankfulness during this time of year. Christians are to be thankful to God at all times. Why is this important? The Scriptures give several reasons why thankfulness is important. Thankfulness Acknowledges the Goodness of God When God created the earth and everything in it, it was […]

David’s Kindness to Mephibosheth

Text: 2 Samuel 9 David’s kindness to Mephibosheth parallels the grace which God shows us – not on every detail, but on the major points. For David’s kindness and God’s grace, there is a plan, a need, a declaration, and a response. David’s Kindness to Mephibosheth Plan – Before even knowing of Mephibosheth, David planned […]

Washing the Disciples’ Feet

Text: John 13:1-17 Jesus Knew His Place (v. 3) God was His Father All things had been given to Him He had come from God He was going back to God Knowing His Place, He Washed the Disciples’ Feet (v. 4-5) Jesus should have been the one being served But He humbled Himself, took the […]

Christ and the Church

Text: Ephesians 5:22-33 Christ is the Head of the Church Christ Sacrificed His Life for the Church The Church Must Submit to Christ The Church Must Love Christ The Church Must Serve Christ The Church Must be Faithful to Christ

Some Things Christians Cannot Do

We Cannot be Hidden – Matthew 5:14 We Cannot Change those Things which are Out of Our Control – Matthew 5:36; 6:27 We Cannot Serve Two Masters – Matthew 6:24 We Cannot Produce Different Fruit – Matthew 7:18