SIMPLE LESSONS FOR CHURCHES AND CHRISTIANS

ChurchesGrowth is measured by a spiritual, not material, increase.Support other churches rather than duplicate their mission.Take risks with new ventures and end something that has served its purpose.Protect children and the vulnerable. Care for them in a way that best suits their needs.ChristiansForemost in every Christian is the desire for a deep relationship.Must each be … Continue reading SIMPLE LESSONS FOR CHURCHES AND CHRISTIANS

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MOTHERS BLESSING

One day as Jesus was speaking, a woman in the crowd called out, “God bless your mother—the womb from which you came, and the breasts that nursed you!” This well-wisher was bestowing a blessing in true Jewish fashion. Luke records the event just after the Pharisees had been challenging Jesus. 1 This blessing holds significant … Continue reading MOTHERS BLESSING

TEACHING METHODS

Jesus teaches us with two particular styles. 1. The Demonstration We read last week of Jesus demonstrating Gods heart towards a repentant sinner. Jesus would often demonstrate His authority by a calming a storm or healing many people. 2. Buzz Groups The parables of Jesus have a distinct purpose. They introduce questions within stories that require our response. What does … Continue reading TEACHING METHODS

WHAT DOES FAITH LOOK LIKE?

A Pharisee called Simon invited Jesus into his house for a meal. Like many others, Simon wants to know, who is this Jesus? There were many theories going around, a prophet, a heretic, a teacher, a madman, the Messiah! An invitation like this was a common practice in first-century Israel. If you had been a first-century Jew, you probably would … Continue reading WHAT DOES FAITH LOOK LIKE?