Practical Bible TeachingMar 13, 2022
A failure to forgive might possibly be a factor in the many ills facing our society.
There are some images planted in our brain which we can never unsee.
You alone hold the key to a peaceful co-existence with others.
In at least five places in the NT we are told to realize that we are one with everyone, and yet we continue to classify others as to their level of righteousness.
WHAT DO YOU HAVE?
Stop looking at what you DON'T have. Let God use what you DO have.
DEFINED BY DNA
Can your DNA be changed? What would happen if it were?
LESSONS OF THE KINGDOM
Is our western understanding of a kingdom the only possible reality?
A BIG THREE LETTER WORD
People like to say that they believe the Bible from cover to cover, but when this word is used, they have to make changes to what is meant.
Have you ever been so low that it felt impossible to look up?
A LICENSE TO SIN
Some folks believe that teaching grace gives people a license to sin, but the exact opposite is true. Grace takes away the license to sin.
THE WAY WE WERE
It is sad that so many believers still live in the past when God says they have left all that behind. You are not your past.
Is it possible that we have the idea of religion all wrong?
Is what we do in line with God's desire?
IF the Great Commission is for all believers, then we are doing it wrong.
THE DAM IS BREAKING
Man-made restrictions on the Spirit of God has never worked long-term, because God simply will not be bound by rules and regualtions.
If it weren't for the many times that God intervened on my behalf, I would be in a completely different place.
What about you?
What would've happened to you if it were not for the contradiction of "BUT GOD"?
YOU CAN'T GET THERE FROM HERE
Is the Christian path the only correct one? What about those who have chosen another way?
What will happen to them?
THE GOOD SHEPHERD
We probably know more about cattle than we do shepherds. However, we do know about Jesus being the Good Shepherd.
A RATTLING OF BONES
The resurrection of Lazarus and the resurrection of the house of Israel have something important to teach the Church.
BUY A LOVE COVER
Owning and using a Love Cover requires that we see things differently from the norm.
WHEN I WAS SAVED
When I could not give the exact time and date of my salvation, I was made to feel as if I had never truly been born again. That is utter nonsense and something I hope you have not experienced.
MUST and MIGHT
These two words go to the heart of the gospel. The two words do not mean what we usually take them to mean.
A CASE OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY
Murder, adultery, drunkenness, lying, stealing are not sins, but symptoms.
There is something significant about Moses and Elijah and their disappearing act on the Mount of Transfiguration.
THE GOSPEL OF YODA
In one of his most famous lines, Yoda manages to utter the heart of the gospel.
THE MAGNANIMOUS MYSTERY
God, in His magnanimous all-inclusive love has included you in the divine dance.
NO BRAGGING ALLOWED
Is it wrong to brag? If not, then what should we brag about?
Why does Christianity have so many branches? Differentiation and variety have been markers of Christianity since the very beginning. Apparently, there has never been a united Christianity.
THE LAMB OF GOD
John the Baptist had no idea what he was saying when he first saw Jesus on the banks of the Jordan River. What did the Jews who heard him think?
BATTERED, BRUISED and BROKEN
May your heart be softened so that a bruised reed you will not break.
GRATITUDE FOR THE GIFT
It is a strange idea to consider suffering to be a gift.
Joseph, the foster father of Jesus was declared to a righteous man even though he did not follow the letter of the law.
What are we to make of that?
Having patience doesn't mean you learn to wait. We ALL wait. It's HOW we wait that reveals the patience or impatience of our character.
What are the three monkeys really telling us?
WAITING FOR NOAH
While many will point to terrors in the world as being a sign of Christ's soon return, Jesus said these signs meant nothing in the grand scheme of things.
THE KING OF PEACE
Our guilt and debt for sin has been canceled. Once we realize the truth of that, we will have peace in our world.
NO STONE UNTURNED
When will the temple be rebuilt in Jerusalem?
RESURRECTION—A FOUNDATION OF FAITH
Skepticism and cynicism often accompany any talk of a future resurrection of humans.
The idea of living again after one has died goes against the rational mind.
However, for Christians, belief in the resurrection of the body is part of the foundation of our faith.
A NEW COVENANT
There has never been anything like this covenant before, because it completely eliminates any responsibility on our part.
Being right with God has nothing to do with us or our behavior, but it has everything to do with Him.
THE DESPISED TRIBE
Systemic racism is nothing new. Prejudice is nothing new. That fact, however, does not make it acceptable. Jesus was confronted by those for whom racism was a way of life. How did He deal with the problem?
TOO GOOD TO FORGET
The downward spiral into which the mullygrubs sends us can be stopped if we will recall one of the great promises ever given to the people of God.
NO CROSSING ZONE
Parables were stories that Jesus told to help His audience better understand concepts about Himself and the kingdome of God. They were never meant for the church to build doctrines of separation between believers.
To say that a desire is just a wish that something might happen cannot be appled to God and His purposes for mankind.
THE PRODIGAL FATHER
These 18 minutes may just cause you to change your mind.
What does God want from us?
What kind of sacrifice is pleasing to the Lord?
Must it be painful for us to offer our sacrifice?
Vanity of vanities; all is vanity.
Is everything really a vanity and a chasing after wind?
God's life preserver has nothing to do with escaping what is to come. He has designed everything for you to be able to survive the Great Tribulation, not run from it.
THE PRE-EMINENCE OF CHRIST
Jesus is not simply a historical figure who lived some 2000 years ago. He is the exact representation of God. Anything you believe about God must be found in Jesus, or it is a faulty concept.
Spiritual heart surgery is more necessary than one might believe.
The recovery rate and extended life as a result makes it all worthwhile.
Have you ever become angry over the way you were treated at a restaurant or grocery store or some other place of business? How we respond or react to our disappointment will reveal much about our character.