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What Jesus Says About Himself In The Parable Of The Sheep And The Goats

As you look at Jesus, what would you see?

As you look at His disciples, what would you see?

PURPOSE: To have listeners realize that the claims of Christ are either true or outlandish.

Imagine the situation toward the end of Jesus' life. He is addressing His disciples in Matthew 24-25.

Jesus' Claim To Be The Son Of God: Liar, Lunatic, Or God's Son?

PURPOSE: That listeners realize the impact of what Jesus was saying about Himself.

There's a story about a man who was walking through a

PURPOSE: That listeners realize the impact of what Jesus was saying about Himself.

There's a story about a man who was walking through a mental institution. He saw a patient standing there with his hand inside his coat. The visitor asked him, "Pardon me, Sir, who are you?" And the man responded indignantly, "I'm Napoleon." The visitor then asked, "Who told you that you were Napoleon?" The patient responded, "God told me I'm Napoleon." Another patient standing nearby whirled around and said, "I did not!"

Luke's Perspective Of The Christmas Story

Do you have a nativity scene at your house?

It's amazing how many of the images of Christmas come from the gospel of Luke. Without Luke we wouldn't have much of a Christmas visually.

PURPOSE: To point out to listeners how much we owe to Luke for what we celebrate at Christmas.

Do you have a nativity scene at your house?

John's Perspective Of The Christmas Story

Critics are fond of saying that we have very little about the birth of Jesus; it's all in Matthew and Luke. Mark doesn't mention it and neither does John. Is that really accurate?

PURPOSE: To show listeners how that prologue sets Christ apart.

Critics are fond of saying that we have very little about the birth of Jesus; it's all in Matthew and Luke. Mark doesn't mention it and neither does John. Is that really accurate?

The Commandment Against Coveting Isn't Unique To The Bible

It’s important to recognize that Christianity doesn’t necessarily differ from other religions in pointing out spiritual sickness. It differs in the cure for that sickness.

PURPOSE: To help listeners realize that Christianity is not different from other philosophies in recognizing the danger of covetousness, but it does differ from other religions in the cure for that sickness.

It’s important to recognize that Christianity doesn’t necessarily differ from other religions in pointing out spiritual sickness. It differs in the cure for that sickness.

What It Means To Have Faith In Jesus Christ

Hebrews 11:1 is sometimes described as a "definition of faith": Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

When you talk about a "definition," what do you mean?

PURPOSE: To help listeners understand the meaning of faith as seen in Hebrews.

Hebrews 11:1 is sometimes described as a "definition of faith": Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

The Power Of Your Faith Lies In The Object Of Your Faith (part 2)

Hebrews 11:1 is sometimes described as a "definition of faith": Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

When you talk about a "definition," what do you mean?

PURPOSE: To help listeners understand the meaning of faith as seen in Hebrews.

Hebrews 11:1 is sometimes described as a "definition of faith": Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

It Wasn't A Big Boat That Saved Noah's Family From Death

Are you afraid to die?

Why do people avoid thinking about death? Thinking about death too much is morbid. Not thinking about it at all is foolish.

An Invitation To Respond To Christ's Sacrifice With Praise

Bible reading with multiple voices (Matthew 26:36 — 27:54 in the New Living Translation)
Monologue--the story of Christ’s suffering out of Matthew’s gospel, unadorned with conversation.

Searching For Freedom From Bondage?

Do you feel trapped? Weighed down by guilt, shame . . . maybe remorse? Let's reflect on the redemptive story of Passover from the Old Testament.

Look At The Life Of Jesus To Find Examples Of God’s Unconditional Love

Feel like you’re beyond redemption? No matter what bad decisions you’ve made in the past, God’s forgiveness and grace can be yours to claim.

Getting Back To The Basics Of Faith

It’s God’s grace, through the sacrifice of Jesus, that enables us to have a relationship with God. Perhaps you’ve been working hard to earn your way into God’s favor.

Embracing God’s Incredible Grace And Forgiveness

It’s hard to believe that a holy God would accept us on the basis of Jesus’ sacrifice for our sins. Often, we get stuck thinking that we need to work our way into His favor.

Discover God’s Ultimate Promise

Part of the life of faith, is living with hope that God will follow through on His promises. He has already come through on His ultimate promise, to send His Son as a sacrifice for our sins.

Is It Possible To Have A Relationship With The God Of The Universe?

When we look at the stars, and the great expanse of sky, we see the greatness of God who created the cosmos, and see how small and insignificant we are by comparison.