Posts from 2015

John 6:37-40 “It’s Me Fool!”

Click here to view this week’s teaching or other past teachings. In these verses, Jesus explains the process of salvation and how it involves both divine sovereignty and human responsibility! God’s sovereignty is manifest in 3 ways… 1. God wants to save every single person He created. Jesus came down to do just that, not just the good, beautiful,…

“What is Christmas to You?”

Click here to view this week’s teaching or other past teachings. As the celebration of Christmas day draws near, I’m sure in thousands of churches there are messages about the meaning of Christmas. It will be explained that Christmas is not about trees, decorations, parties, sausage balls, or any other traditions we might observe to celebrate Christmas. It’s not…

John 6:30-36 “Believing is Seeing”

Click here to view this week’s teaching or other past teachings. “Show us a sign, then we’ll believe!” was a recurring theme for the Jews (1 Corinthians 1:20-23). Demanding a sign is what these guys did because they didn’t truly have faith! Faith based on signs alone isn’t really true faith at all because signs by themselves don’t produce saving…

John 6:22-29 “Humpty Dumpty Stayed Broken”

John 6:22-29 “Humpty Dumpty Stayed Broken” Click here to view this week’s teaching or other past teachings. Many today believe that salvation is like mixing a paint color at Home Depot. You just need the right formula of works and religion to please God! Does this mean God is unconcerned about our works? Of course not! Faith is not a…

Wisdom Quest

God talks to Solomon 1 Kings 3:5-15; Proverbs 3:14-15 Many times in the Bible, God spoke through dreams.  Jacob dreamt about a stairway to heaven.  Pharaoh dreamt about fat and lean cows and about cornstalks bowing down.  Daniel dreamt about four strange beasts.  In the New Testament, Peter dreamt about many types of animals in…

John 6:14-21 “Your Boat got a Motor?

John 6:14-21 “Your Boat got a Motor? Click here to view this week’s teaching or other past teaching. Everyone goes through storms in life. It’s very tempting when going through one to want Jesus to come and defeat our adversary, remove the difficulty, and deliver us from oppression! Some only want Jesus to deliver them from consequences, but not from their…

Taking A Risk; Walking in faith: What if I fail?

Focus:  God is full of grace When we fail, and we all do, we worry about what God or other people will think.  Sometimes we don’t know if we can recover, or bounce back.  This lesson will show us how, even during difficult times, God is full of grace. Matthew 17:14-20 The disciples, closest to…

John 6:7-15 “The King of Hearts”

There were 5,000 men, plus women and children, so likely 10,000-15,000 people who had gathered to see Jesus. Not even 200 denarii, about 8 months’ worth of wages, would pay for this meal. No money, no store, and no time! Sounds like the perfect time for Jesus to act! Rather than complaining or seeing the…

WISDOM QUEST – THE BEGINNING OF WISDOM

Proverbs 1:1-7 Jesus’s disciples sometimes called Him Rabbi, or teacher.  When we make a decision to follow Christ, we become His students – for life.  He was not an ordinary teacher though, and in fact He was very non-traditional.  He taught, most of the time, outside or in the countryside, instead of in the synagogue…

John 6:1-6 “Stop Complaining & Start Trusting”

John 6:1-6 Click here to view this week’s teaching or other past teaching. In chapter 6, we find Jesus and His disciples ministering by the sea. After teaching, preaching, healing, and serving people for hours, Jesus realizes that He and the disciples hadn’t even taken time to eat, much less rest, so they cross the sea intending to go up a…