Parable of the Lamp (Luke 8:16-18 Teaching Outline)

Note: Begin reading in verse 1 in order to get the full context. This will become important as we try to correctly understand the parable. Introduction: Steven Cole offers the following illustration on the importance of being careful how we listen to the Word: Challenging his wife with a riddle, the man began, “You’re the engineer … Continue reading Parable of the Lamp (Luke 8:16-18 Teaching Outline)

James White Responds to Adam Harwood’s Challenge to Reformed Theology

Dr. Adam Harwood, the Associate Chair of Theology and the McFarland Chair of Theology at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary located in New Orleans, Louisiana, recently delivered a sermon at Truett-McConnell College, in which he directly challenged specific points of Calvinistic theology. In this sermon, it is my view that Dr. Harwood demonstrates -- to put … Continue reading James White Responds to Adam Harwood’s Challenge to Reformed Theology

Parable of the Two Debtors (Luke 7:36-47 Teaching Outline)

Introduction: In the Bible there are a number of metaphors used to express the meaning of the forgiveness of sin. For example, forgiveness can be described as the hiding of sin (Ps. 32:1), as the taking away of a burden (Ps. 32:1, 5), or as the wiping away of a stain (Ps. 51:1, 9). But … Continue reading Parable of the Two Debtors (Luke 7:36-47 Teaching Outline)

Parable of the Sheep and the Goats (Matthew 25:31-46 Teaching Outline)

Introduction: Not all scholars agree that Jesus' teaching in this part of Matthew 25 should rightly be called a parable. For example, one prominent New Testament scholar, characteristic of those who think we should not call this a parable, argues: This is not really a parable. At most we have a parabolic saying about the separation of sheep … Continue reading Parable of the Sheep and the Goats (Matthew 25:31-46 Teaching Outline)

Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30 Teaching Outline)

As we approach our study of this parable, we must keep in mind that Jesus has been teaching about His second coming and that this provides the context for this parable as well as for the one that preceded it. Introduction: F. B. Meyer, a Baptist pastor and evangelist who lived from 1847-1929, had this prayer … Continue reading Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30 Teaching Outline)