November 24, 2019
Text: Matthew 20:1-16
Title: The New Math of Grace
I. Our Resistance to Grace
II. God's Affection for Grace
III. Our Response to Grace
Thought: Everywhere you go, people are looking for grace. What is grace? Grace is being loved in spite of your failures and sins. It’s favor given freely to the undeserving. Grace is at the very heart of God’s nature.
November 17, 2019
Text: Luke 16:19-31
Title: The Parables of Jesus: The Rich Man and Lazarus
I. The Rich Man Enjoys Luxury (19-21)
II. The Rich Man Suffers Torment (22-26)
II. The Rich Man Pleads For His Family (27-31)
Thought: What is more convincing than an eye witness?
November 10, 2019
Text: Luke 16:1-9
Title: The Parables of Jesus: The Shrewd Manager
I. The Shrewd Manager Gets Fired (1-2)
II. The Shrewd Manager Secures His Future (3-7)
III. The Shrewd Manager Receives Praise (8-9)
Thought: In what way are we supposed to be like the unrighteous manager?
November 3, 2019
Text: Luke 15:11-32
Title: The Parables of Jesus: The Lost Sons
I. The Lost Son Leaves Home (11-13a)
II. The Lost Son Blows His Money (13b-19)
III. The Lost Son Comes Home (20-24)
IV. The Older Son Misses the Party (25-32)
Thought: Which of the two brothers goes to heaven?
October 27, 2019
Text: Luke 7:36-50
Title: The Parables of Jesus: The Two Debtors
I. The Woman Enters the Party (36-38)
II. The Woman is Judged by the Host (39-43)
III. The Woman is Set Free by the Guest (44-50)
Thought: Why doesn't Simon treat Jesus with honor?
October 20, 2019
Text: Matthew 25:14-30
Title: The Parables of Jesus: The Talents
I. The Master's Servants (14-18)
II. The Master's Faithful Servants (19-23)
III. The Master's Unfaithful Servant (24-30)
Thought: Why was the servant with ten talents awarded the talent of the lazy servant?
September 29, 2019
Text: Matthew 18:21-35
Title: The Parables of Jesus: The Unforgiving Servant
I. The Servant is Forgiven (21-27)
II. The Servant Refuses to Forgive (28-31)
III. The Servant is Tortured (32-35)
Thought: Who do you need to forgive in your life?
September 1, 2019
Text: Hebrews 11:32-34, 1 Samuel 17:2-11, 23, 32-37, 43, 45-46, 49, 52, 54
Title: By Faith: David
I. David's People Have an Enemy (2-11, 23)
II. David Fights the Enemy of His People (32-37, 43, 45-46)
III. David's People Get Credit for His Victory (49, 51, 54)
Thought: Why does David cut off Goliath's head?
August 18, 2019
Text: Hebrews 11:32-34, Judges 7:2-22
Title: By Faith: Gideon
I. Gideon's Charge (Judges 7:2-8)
II. Gideon's Doubt (Judges 7:9-15)
III. Gideon's Assurance (Judges 7:16-18)
IV. Gideon's Triumph (Judges 7:19-22)
Thought: Why are you a Christian and your neighbor isn't?
July 28, 2019
Text: Genesis 27:15-29, Genesis 28:1-4, Hebrews 11:20
Title: By Faith: Isaac
I. Isaac's Failures are Passed to Jacob (Genesis 27:15-29)
II. Isaac's Faith is Passed to Jacob (Genesis 28:1-4, Hebrews 11:20a)
III. Isaac's Future is Passed to Jacob (Genesis 28:4, Hebrews 11:20b)
Thought: Who taught Jacob to be a deceiver?
July 21, 2019
Text: Genesis 18:9-15, Hebrews 11:11-12
Title: By Faith: Sarah
I. Sarah Disrespected God's Promise (Genesis 18:9-15)
II. Sarah Retreated from God's Promise (Genesis 16:1-2)
III. Sarah Returned to God's Promise (Hebrews 11:11-12)
Thought: How old was Sarah when Isaac was born?
June 30, 2019
Text: Hebrews 11:7, Genesis 6:5-22
Title: By Faith: Noah
I. Noah is Warned of Judgment (Hebrews 11:7a)
II. Noah is Prepared for Judgment (Hebrews 11:7b)
III. Noah is Saved from Judgment (Hebrews 11:7b,c)
Thought: Of the eight people in Noah's family, who is said to be righteous?
April 21, 2019
Text: John 20:1-18
Title: The Fourth Gospel: The Empty Tomb
I. The Race to the Empty Tomb (1-5)
II. The Shock of the Empty Tomb (6-10)
III. The Angels at the Empty Tomb (11-13)
IV. The Lord of the Empty Tomb (14-18)
Thought: Why is Mary Magdalene clinging to Jesus?