Colossians Study: Ministry to Maturity

[Colossians 1:21-29] 1) Must stay DEEPLY ROOTED and FIRM IN FAITH (v. 23a) 2) Must NOT GIVE UP HOPE received (v. 23b) Warn every manTeach every man all wisdomPresent every man mature in Christ 3) Must PREACH COMPLETE MESSAGE (v. 25) plērōsai (play-ro'-o) Fulfill, complete, to make full, full to individual capacity In its fullness … Continue reading Colossians Study: Ministry to Maturity

More Than a Story: Responsiveness

[Great Feast: Luke 14:15-24] In Luke 14 we see that Someone is hosting a dinner – the person is “a ruler of the Pharisees” Verses 1-6 speak about healing of a person with dropsy on the SabbathVerses 7-11 speak about the place of honor [[PARABLE OF THE AMBITIOUS GUEST]] This parable was told to the … Continue reading More Than a Story: Responsiveness

More Than a Story: Humility

[Two Men Who Prayed: Luke 18:9-14] “Be humble or you’ll stumble.” – Dwight L. Moody I am the least of the apostles – 1 Corinthians 15:9I am the very least of all the saints. – Ephesians 3:8I am the foremost of sinners. – 1 Timothy 1:15 “I tell you, this man went down to his … Continue reading More Than a Story: Humility

Feeding the Five Thousand Lesson

Feeding the Five Thousand [Matthew 14:15-21, Mark 6:35-44, Luke 9:12-17, John 6:4-13] Beyond the Text What fish did Jesus feed to the people? The Bible doesn’t say and scholars don’t know. Legend has it that the fish was Tilapia, also known as “St. Peter’s Fish.” What about the Feeding of Four Thousand? Is it the … Continue reading Feeding the Five Thousand Lesson

The Transfiguration of Jesus

[Matthew 17:1-13, Mark 9:2-13, Luke 9:28-36] Chronologically in the Bible, before the Transfiguration, we read that Peter recognizes Jesus as “the Christ, the Son of the living God” (Matthew 16:16b NIV). After Peter’s identification of Jesus as the Christ, we read about the prophecy of the church – the well-known statement, “you are Peter, and … Continue reading The Transfiguration of Jesus

Acts: Prayer

Acts: Prayer [Acts 4:23-31, Acts 12:1-19] 1) Made In Faith See Mark 9:14-29 –“I believe; help my unbelief!” “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your … Continue reading Acts: Prayer

Our Birthright Message with Outline

Main Passage: Genesis 25:29-34 [ESV] Once when Jacob was cooking stew, Esau came in from the field, and he was exhausted. And Esau said to Jacob, “Let me eat some of that red stew, for I am exhausted!” (Therefore his name was called Edom. Jacob said, “Sell me your birthright now.” Esau said, “I am … Continue reading Our Birthright Message with Outline

Children’s Ministry Lesson: Abraham Abundance and Blessing

Getting Started: Discussion of Count the Stars Simile First tell children about some similes – brave as a lion, crazy like a fox, slow as molasses. Visual illustration: molasses poured out slowly.Genesis 15 says “look up at the sky and count the stars… so shall your offspring be.” – As many people as stars.Can you … Continue reading Children’s Ministry Lesson: Abraham Abundance and Blessing