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How The Beatitudes Help Us Better Understand The Parable Of The Sheep And The Goats

Many people see in this parable a commendation to philanthropy. Anyone who does deeds of kindness is, thereby, qualified to enter the kingdom of heaven.

Would you say from this parable that if you give to the Salvation Army at Christmas or give clothes to the Goodwill Industries, on the basis of this parable, you're qualified to enter the kingdom of God?

PURPOSE: To help people understand that Jesus isn't commending philanthropy, but relationship to Himself.

Many people see in this parable a commendation to philanthropy. Anyone who does deeds of kindness is, thereby, qualified to enter the kingdom of heaven.

Acts Of Kindness In Everyday Life

We tend to think of religion as something Christians do on Sunday.

Jesus says that it's worked out in the Monday-to-Friday world.

How would this look in our Monday-to-Friday world?

PURPOSE: To help listeners see that what Jesus is talking about in the judgment of the future is worked out in the compassion of the present.

We tend to think of religion as something Christians do on Sunday.

Handling The Overwhelming Needs Of Those Around Us

Jesus talks about what distinguishes sheep from goats in Matthew 25.

Do you find yourself a bit overwhelmed by this teaching of Jesus? Why?

PURPOSE: To enable listeners to act even when they feel overwhelmed by other people's needs.

Jesus talks about what distinguishes sheep from goats in Matthew 25.

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?

The Fruit Of The Spirit

Paul talks about the fruit of the Spirit. There are nine: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. When we think of the expression of those virtues, what kind of picture comes to mind?

PURPOSE: To help listeners recognize how God's work in our lives shows up in our actions.

In Galatians 5, Paul talks about the fruit of the Spirit. There are nine: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. When we think of the expression of those virtues, what kind of picture comes to mind?

The Fruit Of The Spirit--where Do These Qualities Come From?

Paul talks about the fruit of the Spirit. There are nine: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. When we think of the expression of those virtues, what kind of picture comes to mind?

PURPOSE: To help listeners recognize how God's work in our lives shows up in our actions.

In Galatians 5, Paul talks about the fruit of the Spirit. There are nine: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. When we think of the expression of those virtues, what kind of picture comes to mind?

A Biblical Warning Following The Description Of A Godly Person

Paul talks about the fruit of the Spirit. There are nine: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. When we think of the expression of those virtues, what kind of picture comes to mind?

PURPOSE: To help listeners recognize how God's work in our lives shows up in our actions.

In Galatians 5, Paul talks about the fruit of the Spirit. There are nine: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. When we think of the expression of those virtues, what kind of picture comes to mind?

The Proper Way To Treat A Christian Who Has Sinned

Paul talks about the fruit of the Spirit. There are nine: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. When we think of the expression of those virtues, what kind of picture comes to mind?

PURPOSE: To help listeners recognize how God's work in our lives shows up in our actions.

In Galatians 5, Paul talks about the fruit of the Spirit. There are nine: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. When we think of the expression of those virtues, what kind of picture comes to mind?

Your Response To A Christian Who's Had A Moral Failure

Paul talks about the fruit of the Spirit. There are nine: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. When we think of the expression of those virtues, what kind of picture comes to mind?

PURPOSE: To help listeners recognize how God's work in our lives shows up in our actions.

In Galatians 5, Paul talks about the fruit of the Spirit. There are nine: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. When we think of the expression of those virtues, what kind of picture comes to mind?

Restoring With Gentleness

Paul talks about the fruit of the Spirit. There are nine: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. When we think of the expression of those virtues, what kind of picture comes to mind?

PURPOSE: To help listeners recognize how God's work in our lives shows up in our actions.

In Galatians 5, Paul talks about the fruit of the Spirit. There are nine: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. When we think of the expression of those virtues, what kind of picture comes to mind?

Bearing One Another's Burdens

Paul talks about the fruit of the Spirit. There are nine: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. When we think of the expression of those virtues, what kind of picture comes to mind?

PURPOSE: To help listeners recognize how God's work in our lives shows up in our actions.

In Galatians 5, Paul talks about the fruit of the Spirit. There are nine: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. When we think of the expression of those virtues, what kind of picture comes to mind?

Gentleness, Love, And Bearing One Another's Burdens

Paul talks about the fruit of the Spirit. There are nine: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. When we think of the expression of those virtues, what kind of picture comes to mind?

PURPOSE: To help listeners recognize how God's work in our lives shows up in our actions.

In Galatians 5, Paul talks about the fruit of the Spirit. There are nine: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. When we think of the expression of those virtues, what kind of picture comes to mind?

Evaluating Your Christian Life

Do you see the fruit of the Spirit in your life? Are you growing in Christ? Important questions.

"bear One Another's Burdens" And "bear Your Own Burdens"

In Galatians 6 the apostle Paul speaks about God's working in our lives. He makes two statements that seem like contradictions.

He says that we are to

PURPOSE: To help listeners understand how the spiritual life is lived out.

In Galatians 6 the apostle Paul speaks about God's working in our lives. He makes two statements that seem like contradictions.

How To Apply The One-flesh Principle To Your Marriage

In a discussion about building a strong and vibrant marriage, Alice Mathews said . . . “Strong partners operate together. You’re in sync together, and you don’t do things to hurt the other part of the body.”