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Crisis Reveals Character

How do you know what people are? What reveals character? What reveals faith?

There is a possible implication from the story of the ten young women invited to a wedding. Five were called wise and five were foolish.

PURPOSE: To help listeners realize that what they bring into a situation is what they have in that situation.

How do you know what people are? What reveals character? What reveals faith?

How The Bible Describes Jesus Today

If I ask you to tell me about one of your children, what would you tell me?

If I ask you to tell me about Jesus, how would you describe Him?

PURPOSE: To have listeners think of Christ in His glory.

If I ask you to tell me about one of your children, what would you tell me?

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.

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 Compared To Sheep

If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you like to be?

Suppose you didn't have the Bible. If you were thinking of an animal to represent Christians, what animal might you choose?

From what you know of the Bible, when God wants to speak of believers, what is His animal of choice?

PURPOSE: To help listeners realize the qualities that characterize God's people.

If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you like to be?

Better Understanding Ourselves (as Sheep) And The Good Shepherd

If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you like to be?

Suppose you didn't have the Bible. If you were thinking of an animal to represent Christians, what animal might you choose?

PURPOSE: To help listeners realize the qualities that characterize God's people.

If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you like to be?

Characteristics Of A Healthy Spiritual Life

If I were to ask you, what does a healthy person do, or what does a healthy person look like, what would you say?

PURPOSE: To help listeners recognize that the righteousness that glorifies God is not performance, but a product of inner life.

If I were to ask you, what does a healthy person do, or what does a healthy person look like, what would you say?

What Jesus' Choices Reveal About Coveting

If I asked you to tell me about Jesus, who he was and how he lived his life on earth, what would you tell me?

PURPOSE: To help listeners realize there are benefits in being free from covetousness.

If I asked you to tell me about Jesus, who he was and how he lived his life on earth, what would you tell me?

Why You Need Both The Spirit Of The Law And The Letter Of The Law

Keeping the spirit of the Law is often contrasted with keeping the letter of the Law. What do those two terms mean?

PURPOSE: To help listeners understand what keeping the spirit of the Law means.

Keeping the spirit of the Law is often contrasted with keeping the letter of the Law. What do those two terms mean?

The Spirit Of The Law And The Letter Of The Law In The "good Samaritan" Story

Keeping the spirit of the Law is often contrasted with keeping the letter of the Law. What do those two terms mean?

PURPOSE: To help listeners understand what keeping the spirit of the Law means.

Keeping the spirit of the Law is often contrasted with keeping the letter of the Law. What do those two terms mean?

The Spirit Of The Ten Commandments: The Positives That Balance The "do Nots"

Keeping the spirit of the Law is often contrasted with keeping the letter of the Law. What do those two terms mean?

PURPOSE: To help listeners understand what keeping the spirit of the Law means.

Keeping the spirit of the Law is often contrasted with keeping the letter of the Law. What do those two terms mean?

Restoring While Being Aware Of Your Own Vulnerability

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?

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?

What The Bible Has To Say About Work

We sometimes talk about "making a living." What is implied in that?

Is it possible to be glad you have a job but not see much significance in the job you have?

PURPOSE: To help listeners feel the significance of their daily work.

We sometimes talk about "making a living." What is implied in that?

"sacred Work" And "secular Work"

Have you ever heard of the "bull’s-eye" theory of the will of God? Who would most religious people put in the center?

PURPOSE: To help people realize that secular work is as significant to God as religious work.

Have you ever heard of the "bull’s-eye" theory of the will of God? Who would most religious people put in the center?