The Two Debtors

Text: Luke 7:40-43 Jesus often used parables in His teaching – using an everyday illustration to describe a spiritual truth. In this parable, Jesus described two men who were forgiven of their debt. They owed different amounts, but both were forgiven. As we study this, we are going to attempt to identify the MAIN point. Once […]

Healing the Sick

Text: James 5:13-20 This lesson is the tenth and final in a series on the book of James. In this passage, James talked about healing the sick – both physical and spiritual sickness. The Importance of Prayer (v. 13-18) Most of this passage addresses the topic of prayer – many reasons to pray; however, in this passage, the […]

The Prodigal Son

Text: Luke 15:11-32 Jesus often used parables in His teaching – using an everyday illustration to describe a spiritual truth. In this parable, Jesus described a man with two sons – one demanded and squandered his inheritance, the other faithfully served his father. When the prodigal son returned, the father and the other son had very different […]

Planning the Future

Text: James 4:13-17 This lesson is the eighth in a series on the book of James. In this passage, James discussed what we need to remember as we make plans for our lives. Planning Is a Part of Life (v. 13-15) James began this section by talking about making plans (v. 13) – planning is a […]

Submit and Resist

Text: James 4:1-12 This lesson is the seventh in a series on the book of James. In this passage, James talked about the need to submit to God and resist the devil. There Is a War Inside of Us (v. 1-5) Conflicts among us are primarily rooted in selfishness (v. 1) – our desires over the good of others Following […]

Mercy and Judgment

Text: James 2:1-13 This lesson is the third in a series on the book of James. In this passage, James discussed mercy and judgment – what they mean in our standing before God and how we are to apply these principles in our dealings with others. Warning Against Showing Favoritism (v. 1-7) James just finished discussing […]

Practicing Church Discipline

Text: 1 Corinthians 5 Church discipline is often not a pleasant topic, and is even more difficult to practice. However, while this is often difficult and painful to practice, there are times when it is absolutely necessary. Also, when it is done for the right reason and in the right way, it is actually for good – benefitting […]