The teaching from Sunday School and Wednesday night classes.
This week we’re going to begin our study of Colossians by discussing the truth that the power of the gospel frees us from sin and Satan’s control. ESV passage Colossians 1:9-23
58 min 55 sec
Imagine these two scenes. The first is of a mountain lake away from all the hustle and bustle. The motionless water acts like a mirror, reflecting the beauty and quiet of the moment. In the second scene, a bird calmly sits on her nest built in a small opening in a rock. Her nest is hidden by a raging waterfall with a storm approaching in the horizon. In both scenes, we find peace. God is present in both the still moments and the storms. Paul reminded the Philippians that peace was found in God’s presence regardless of the circumstances. What picture comes to mind at the mention of contentment? We might picture a dog soaking in the sun while lying on green grass. Others might think of relaxing in a favorite recliner following a delicious meal. Still others might envision a healthy infant lying cozily in its mother’s arms or cuddled in its crib. Most of us have this picture of contentment, but we somehow rarely see ourselves in that picture. Paul challenged the Philippians to pursue contentment. ESV passage Philippians 4:1-20
58 min 59 sec
In Philippians 3:8-21 we discover that believers gain joy through knowing Jesus and living in obedience to Him
58 min 9 sec
Sometimes we see genuine humility as the enemy of joy. To be humble, we think we must consider ourselves unworthy and therefore not able to enjoy life. But Jesus was humble and joyful. For Jesus, humility was not about feeling inferior; He made some rather lofty claims about Himself. Rather, His humility was more a matter of putting others and their needs above of His own. ESV Passage Philippians 2:1-15
52 min 11 sec
Christians in some areas of our world face constant pressure. Intimidation, mob beatings, and government censure are just a few of the difficulties faced. These difficulties seem to encourage and not discourage believers, nor do they keep the gospel from spreading. These believers seem to have a greater focus, just like the focus of an athlete trying to improve or train for a sport. But unlike many athletes, these believers find joy and peace in the middle of the challenges faced. ESV passage Philippians 1:12-26
This week we begin our study of the Book of Philippians. We know that friends who will pray for us are treasured. Their prayers encourage, direct, and challenge us in our spiritual lives. Their prayers create an unbreakable bond with prayer being one way of communicating love for another person. Paul had forged a special relationship with the believers in Philippi, and that relationship grew through genuine prayer that focused on continued spiritual growth. ESV passage Philippians 1:1-11
1 hr 2 min
The wise person fears and obeys God. ESV passage Ecclesiastes 12:1-14.
50 min 53 sec
The wise person gratefully lives all the days he or she is granted. ESV passage Ecclesiastes 9:1-10
59 min 35 sec
The wise person realizes God offers wisdom to the imperfect. ESV passage Ecclesiastes 7:11-22
59 min 53 sec
The wise person heeds the warnings gained from past mistakes & godly counselors. ESV passages Ecclesiastes 4:13-16 & 5:1-7
The wise person stewards time, realizing God controls all things. ESV passage Ecclesiastes 3:1-15.
57 min 2 sec
The wise person seeks to find meaning in life from God. ESV passages Ecclesiastes 1:12-15 & 2:18-26.
God honors those3 who humbly profess dependence on Him. ESV passage Job 42:1-11.
53 min 46 sec
God is just in His treatment of all people. ESV passage Job 36:8-23.
47 min 8 sec
God’s wisdom is found in fearing and obeying Him. ESV passage Job 28: 12-28
49 min 16 sec
Believers can trust God to be faithful to them. ESV passage Job 19:19-29.
54 min 19 sec
Believers find hope for life only in God NASB passage Job 14:1-14
46 min 23 sec
Believers show the depth of their faith in adversity. ESV passage Job 1:8-22
1 hr 3 min
Jesus’ death provides salvation to all who trust in Him. He then revealed His identity to those seeking Him. Those he commissioned to proclaim the gospel. ESV passages Luke 23:33-34, 24:18-31, 24:36-49
59 min 56 sec
Denying Jesus leads to sorrow and guilt. ESV passage Luke 22:54-62
33 min 38 sec
Jesus willingly submitted to the Father’s redemptive plan. ESV passage Luke 22:41-53
42 min 38 sec
Jesus’ costly sacrifice should be remembered by believers. ESV passage Luke 22:7-20
40 min 29 sec
God offers salvation through faith in Jesus alone. ESV passage Luke 20:9-19
51 min 35 sec
Acceptance awaits those who seek Jesus in repentance. ESV passages Luke 19:1-10.
53 min 48 sec
Jesus is the resurrected Savior and Lord. ESV passage Luke 24:1-12
37 min 9 sec
Jesus is worthy of our worship and praise. ESV passage Luke 19:29-40
God welcomes those who approach Him in humble and simple faith. ESV passages Luke 18:9-17
46 min 12 sec
Believers can celebrate God’s restoring forgiveness. ESV passages Luke 15:20-32.
54 min 34 sec
Believers demonstrate their love for God by extending grace to others. ESV passages Luke 10:25-37
57 min 54 sec
Jesus expects His followers to forsake all else for Him. ESV passages Luke 9:18-27.
41 min 7 sec
Jesus saves all who come to Him in faith. ESV passages Luke 7:40-50.
36 min 40 sec
Jesus prioritizes meeting people’s needs over keeping rituals. ESV passage Luke 6:1-11
51 min 33 sec
Jesus has the power to forgive sin. ESV passage Luke 5:17-26.
56 min 14 sec
Jesus uses ordinary people with diverse backgrounds in his work. ESV passages Luke 5:5-11 & Luke 5:27-32.
56 min 54 sec
Jesus’ offer of salvation will be rejected by some, leading to judgment. ESV passages Luke 4:16-30
57 min 45 sec
Jesus expects His followers to show compassion & mercy to others. ESV passage Luke 6.27-38
54 min 51 sec
Jesus is the promised Messiah who brings judgment. ESV passages Luke 3:7-18.
54 min 27 sec
Jesus, as the unique Son of God, experienced human life fully and without sin. ESV passage Luke 2:41-52.
57 min 5 sec
Jesus is the promised Messiah. ESV passages Luke 2:25-38.
53 min 10 sec
Jesus brings salvation to all who trust in Him. ESV passages Luke 2:4-19.
37 min 14 sec
God involves humanity in the redemptive plan of His creation. ESV passages Luke 1:26-38
53 min 40 sec
God’s promises point to His redemptive plan for His Creation. ESV passages Luke 1:13-25
50 min 9 sec
ESV passages Isaiah 65:17-25.
41 min 37 sec
ESV passages Isaiah 58:1-12.
53 min 5 sec
A study of the character of Jacob.
1 hr 16 min
ESV passages Isaiah 53:1-12.
49 min 46 sec
A study into the character of Isaac.
1 hr 6 min
ESV passages Isaiah 49:1-13.
50 min 57 sec
ESV passages Isaiah 46:3-13
48 min 23 sec
A study of the character of Abraham.
1 hr 32 min