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A New Series On One Of Jesus’ Parables

Movie producers come up with new renditions of old stories all the time. If you pay attention, you’ll notice, for example, you’ve seen Cinderella a dozen different ways. Haddon Robinson kicks off a new series on one of Jesus’ parables that we’d like you to hear again . . . for the first time.

Spotting Sin In Our Own Lives Isn’t Pleasant . . . But It’s The Key To Living A Joy-filled Life

It’s often easier to point out arrogance in others rather than seeing it in ourselves. And yet, if we’re honest, we’ve all had moments when we exaggerate our value. An insightful discussion on pride.

When Does Pride Become Arrogance?

We take pride in our children’s accomplishments and even in ourselves over a job well done. So when does pride become arrogance?

There Are Various Motives Behind Boasting

While there’s nothing wrong with sharing our success stories with others . . . it’s important to keep our pride under control. A little pat on the back . . . with too much pride . . . can evolve into bragging.

Building Authentic Relationships

When the church is working as it was meant to, it serves as a support system for people going through all kinds of circumstances. In difficulties they band together for support and comfort. And they rejoice together over victories.

Boasting Affects Those Around Us

When we do a kind deed or accomplish something great . . . we want to be recognized for it. And when no one else acknowledges our actions . . . we tend to “toot our own horn.”  Let's look at how boasting affects those around us. Instead of bringing yourself up . . . you may be putting someone else down.

 

The Spirit And The Letter Of The Law: The Principles And The Particulars

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 Fifth Commandment And The Tenth

It is a truism in politics that people do not vote their principles; they vote their pocketbooks.

PURPOSE: To help listeners see that covetousness may be disguised as religion in order to keep us from doing what God has told us to do.

It is a truism in politics that people do not vote their principles; they vote their pocketbooks.

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?

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.

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?

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?

Being Concerned About The Things God Is Concerned About

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?