Category  |  Attitudes

How We Show Our Love For God

In Matthew 25, when Jesus talks about the judgment of the nations, what kind of people are being helped?

What do we know about them?

PURPOSE: To have listeners realize what Christlikeness might look like.

In Matthew 25, when Jesus talks about the judgment of the nations, what kind of people are being helped?

What God Values Most In People

In Matthew 25, when Jesus talks about the judgment of the nations, what kind of people are being helped?

What do we know about them?

PURPOSE: To have listeners realize what Christlikeness might look like.

In Matthew 25, when Jesus talks about the judgment of the nations, what kind of people are being helped?

Being Indifferent To The Needs Of Others Is Being Indifferent To God

There has been a great deal of research on what persuades people. Let me suggest three scenarios. Tell me which one

PURPOSE: To help listeners take seriously what Jesus says about God's purposes for us.

There has been a great deal of research on what persuades people. Let me suggest three scenarios. Tell me which one gets the best response about brushing and flossing teeth.

Caring For The Needy Is An Expression Of Our Faith

When you read Matthew 25:31-46, doesn't it sound at first as though Jesus is telling us that good works are what relate us to God?

PURPOSE: To show listeners that Jesus is not setting up a works-righteousness, but a faith-righteousness which shows itself in works.

When you read Matthew 25:31-46, doesn't it sound at first as though Jesus is telling us that good works are what relate us to God?

If The Lord Is My Shepherd, Then I Am His Sheep

When David writes "The Lord is my shepherd," he implies that I am a sheep.

This is a strange way for a mighty near-Eastern king to think of himself.

Sheep are dependent, defenseless and helpless.

PURPOSE: To help listeners admit that they are dependent and defenseless and helpless in facing the great issues of life

I. When David writes "The Lord is my shepherd," he implies that I am a sheep.

The Lord Is My Shepherd . . . I Shall Not Want

The first verse of Psalm 23 is the key to the rest of the psalm.

The psalm is saying that if the Lord is your shepherd, then you will not lack for anything you really need.

PURPOSE: To help listeners appreciate the rest that God can bring into their lives.

I. The first verse of Psalm 23 is the key to the rest of the psalm.

Psalm 23 From The Sheep's Perspective

What kind of courage does a sheep need?

David says, "When I walk through the valley of deep darkness, I will not be afraid."

A sheep does not need courage to fight its enemies.

The most courageous sheep would be an easy victim to the

PURPOSE: To help listeners realize that courage is bound up in trust.

I. What kind of courage does a sheep need?

You Shall Not Covet: What Is Coveting?

Would you agree or disagree with the observation that this is a fairly simple, straightforward command, like "You shall not steal" or "You shall not murder"?

PURPOSE: To help listeners explore some of the difficulties that arise from reading the text.

Would you agree or disagree with the observation that this is a fairly simple, straightforward command, like "You shall not steal" or "You shall not murder"?

How The Ten Commandments Show Us Our Desperate Need Of God's Grace

How do you feel about keeping the law?

How about traffic laws like speed limits?

What’s the purpose of such laws in the first place?

PURPOSE: To help listeners see that if we take the law lightly, we approve of ourselves; if we take it seriously, we condemn ourselves.

How do you feel about keeping the law?

Finding A Balance: Good Work Is Rewarded By Prosperity Which Feeds A Covetous Spirit

When we hear about the Reformation, what are people talking about?

They’re talking about the movement that separated Protestants from the prevailing church at the time, but about a movement that also impacted social structures.

PURPOSE: To help Christian listeners think about their values.

When we hear about the Reformation, what are people talking about?

The Relationship Between Attitude About Money And Attitude About God

Suppose you took seriously what the tenth commandment is saying. If you were speaking to a Christian who was wealthy, what counsel might you give that person as far as his or her wealth is concerned?

PURPOSE: To help listeners understand how a shift in attitude can change the direction of their lives.

Suppose you took seriously what the tenth commandment is saying. If you were speaking to a Christian who was wealthy, what counsel might you give that person as far as his or her wealth is concerned?

Covetousness And Contentment

In Hebrews 13:5 we read, "Let your conduct be without covetousness and be content with such things as you have." How do you think covetousness and contentment relate to each other?

PURPOSE: To help listeners understand how contentment works against covetousness.

In Hebrews 13:5 we read, "Let your conduct be without covetousness and be content with such things as you have." How do you think covetousness and contentment relate to each other?

Contentment--the Antithesis Of Coveting

One of the maxims I teach students is that a thing is not true because it’s in the Bible; a thing is in the Bible because it is true.

PURPOSE: To help listeners realize that both experience and the Scriptures show the fraud in a covetous life.

One of the maxims I teach students is that a thing is not true because it’s in the Bible; a thing is in the Bible because it is true.

"godliness With Contentment Is Great Gain"

One of the maxims I teach students is that a thing is not true because it’s in the Bible; a thing is in the Bible because it is true

PURPOSE: To help listeners realize that both experience and the Scriptures show the fraud in a covetous life.

One of the maxims I teach students is that a thing is not true because it’s in the Bible; a thing is in the Bible because it is true.

The Definition And Danger Of Coveting

One of the maxims I teach students is that a thing is not true because it’s in the Bible; a thing is in the Bible because it is true.

PURPOSE: To help listeners realize that both experience and the Scriptures show the fraud in a covetous life.

One of the maxims I teach students is that a thing is not true because it’s in the Bible; a thing is in the Bible because it is true.