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?