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Jesus Schools a Rich Man on His True Sinfulness (Luke 18:18-27)

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Jesus Schools a Rich Man on His True Sinfulness (Luke 18:18-27)

Riches cannot buy heaven, but they can keep you from it. Jesus is approached by a young ruler who is very rich, and very concerned about his eternal destiny.  He asks Jesus what he can do to inherit eternal life. Jesus answers the rich man based upon the man’s question, listing 5 of the 10 commandments. The rich man affirms his lifelong compliance with these 5 commandments. Jesus then instructs him to sell all that he has and give the proceeds to the poor. Do we have to give everything away to gain eternity? No. Jesus was seeking to help this young man see that nothing he was, he had, or could do would work to secure his eternal future. The law was given to show us our helpless, sinful state. Regardless of our status – rich or poor, educated or not, tall or short, talented or accomplish or having nothing to show – anything – is useless to us. Our only hope is God’s salvation, and nothing we are, we have, or that we can do can save us. We can only believe in God’s loving Sin Bearer – Jesus. What are you trusting in to get yourself into the kingdom of God? There is only one way, and that is Jesus’ payment for your sins.

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Jesus Confirms Our Need to Humbly Admit Our Sinfulness (Luke 18:9-14)

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Jesus Confirms Our Need to Humbly Admit Our Sinfulness (Luke 18:9-14)

Jesus addresses those who had come to trust in their own righteousness by telling the parable of a Pharisee and a tax collector praying at the temple.  The Pharisee prays, listing his righteous resume’. In stark contrast, the tax collector can only ask for mercy and acknowledge his sinfulness. Only one went away pronounced righteous, and it was not the self-righteous Pharisee. How can this be? What must we learn?

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Jesus Tells the Parable of a Father and His Two Sons #2 (Luke 15:17-24)

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018


Sin is stupid when we see it realistically. The wasteful and foolish younger son had spent everything in a far land, and finds himself desolate and desperate, feeding pigs and eating their food. In these circumstances, this son comes to his senses. He realizes how foolish his choices were, how bad his sin was, and how obvious the results of sin were. The things he rejected – his father and the structure and responsibility of family – now seemed incredibly favorable and acceptable. Even the lowest hired hand of his father had plenty to eat. The desolate son repents of his sin and makes plans to return to his father and confess his sinfulness, and to request to be a hired hand. He acts on his decision and heads home. Before he reaches his home, he is seen by his father, who responds with the most amazing actions. Jesus emphasizes God’s view of a repentant sinner and the joy which God embraces him.

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Bible Quiz #4: 17 Questions from Genesis 3:14-24

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Here are the 17 questions we will answer from Genesis 3:14-24 for this quiz:

1. In what ways did God curse the serpent? (3:14)
2. What was the spiritual curse upon the serpent, and what was the
prophetic outcome given for it? (3:15)
3. What indirect statement can be said about the Seed of the woman
and the importance of motherhood? (3:15)
4. What reason(s) does God give for cursing the woman? (3:16)
5. What possible reason or reasons would there be for this?
6. In what ways did God curse the woman? (v.16) [Find at least 4.]
7. How is God’s curse of the woman significant in light of God’s design &
purpose for her?

8. What TWO reasons does God give for cursing Adam? (v.17)
9. In what way is the first reason significant regarding Adam’s God-assigned
role and about the woman’s assigned role?
10. In what ways did God curse the man? (v. 17-19)
11. How do the curses on Adam and the woman reflect their roles as
assigned by God?
12. What significance would there be of Adam naming his wife after the
13. What significance would there be regarding what Adam named his
wife after the fall? (think about the curse upon> Adam).
14. What were God’s actions after cursing Adam & Eve? (v.21-24)
15. What was the significance of the clothing?
16. How could God’s driving Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden
actually be for their own protection? (3:22)
17. What was Adam’s continued realm of responsibility? (v.23) What
might this suggest about Eve’s continued responsibility as well?

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Bible Quiz #3: 16 Questions from Genesis 3:9-14

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

Here are the 16 questions we will answer from Genesis 3:9-14 for this quiz:

  1. What is the possible significance of the serpent going to the woman rather than the man? (or going to both as a couple) (v.1)
  2. As a reminder, to whom was the command regarding the tree directly given? (2:16-17)
  3. When does the Bible indicate when God told Eve of the fruit-eating prohibition?
  4. On what basis/authority did the woman make her decision to eat the fruit?
  5. What does v. 13 and 1 Tim 2:14 clarify about the woman’s choice?
  6. How might this relate to the person God commanded regarding fruit-eating?
  7. What did the woman do once she ate of the fruit?
  8. Was there any discussion regarding the fruit before Adam ate of it?
  9. At what point were the eyes of “them” open? (When does “then” refer to?)
  10. What was the immediate evidence of their eyes being opened?
  11. What was their first response to their plight?
  12. How did disobedience change the relationship of the couple to God?
  13. Whom did God address when the man and woman were not present?
  14. Who responded to the question?
  15. Instead of responding, “Here I am,” how did Adam respond?
  16. How did disobedience change the relationship of the couple to each other?

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Timeline of Truth #10: Do Not Covet (Ex 20:17)

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

Just what does it mean to covet?

Lamb of God: Jesus Is Our Sin-Bearing Payment

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Throughout history, as detailed in God’s Word, God has clearly indicated that our sins can only be paid for through the shedding of blood. All of history points to Jesus, the One who would come and shed His blood for our sins. We trace this wonderful plan through the Bible in 8 steps.

Timeline of Truth – God Delivers Lot, and Destroys Sodom & Gommorah (Genesis 19:1-38)

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

God rescues a reluctant Lot and his family from Sodom and Gomorrah, then destroys the 4-city group and all of their inhabitants.

Timeline of Truth 18: God Floods the World (Gen 7:1-24)

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

God does what He said He would do – destroy all air-breathing life by a world-wide flood. Here’s the account.

Timeline of Truth 13 – Sin Spreads, and God Continues His Plan… (Gen 4:17-26)

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Sin began with Adam (and Eve). It didn’t stop there. Genesis 4 shows that it grows and spreads right away. Sin infects all mankind. BUT God has a solution!