Contributed on Jul 28, 2005
A look at the four conditions of the human heart and the receptivity of each to the Word of God
A Lesson in Farming Text: Luke 8:4-15 Introduction: For the next several weeks we’re going to be looking at the parables of Christ as they are found in the Gospel of Luke. The word for "parable" means, "to throw alongside." Therefore, a parable is a type of illustration thrown alongside of an ...read more
Contributed on Aug 3, 2005
It is only by God’s grace and not by man’s achievement that we can fellowship with Christ.
Feast or Famine Text: Luke 14:15-24 Introduction: There is a difference between a reason and an excuse. There are times when we may have a legitimate reason for what we do or don’t do, but excuses never stand up under scrutiny. As someone has said, "An excuse is actually the skin of a reason ...read more
Contributed on Aug 17, 2005
The sin of self-righteousness is subtle and often undetected in our own lives, yet it often has devastating consequences.
The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector Text: Luke 18:9-14 Introduction: A grocery store checkout clerk once wrote to advice-columnist Ann Landers to complain that she had seen people buy "luxury" food items--like birthday cakes and bags of shrimp--with their food stamps. The writer ...read more
Contributed on Aug 31, 2005
Christ is the returning King. When He comes, He will judge people with regard to their submission to His rule in their lives.
Great Expectations Text: Luke 19:11-27 Introduction: In the early 1990s the American media reported on the case of Michael Fay, an18-year-old American residing in Singapore. He was charged with defacing personal property and had to face the state’s legal punishment for the crime...which in ...read more