Parable of the Lost Son (Luke 15:11-32 Teaching Outline)

Introduction: As I was studying to teach on this passage I came across this entry from Our Daily Bread: A sociologist was writing a book about the difficulties of growing up in a large family, so he interviewed the mother of 13 children. After several questions, he asked, “Do you think all children deserve the full, impartial … Continue reading Parable of the Lost Son (Luke 15:11-32 Teaching Outline)

Toward a Biblical Perspective on Depression: Index of Posts

After discussing these articles with some of my church family yesterday, I felt it would be wise to provide an index of all my posts concerning depression so that they will be easier to find. The impetus for the series was my post concerning How the Lord Shepherded Me Through My Wife's Battle With Ovarian Cancer. … Continue reading Toward a Biblical Perspective on Depression: Index of Posts

Parable of the Lost Coin (Luke 15:8-10 Teaching Outline)

Note: Read verses 1-10 in order to remind the congregation of the context of this parable. Verses 1-3 tell us that this parable is a part of Jesus' response to the complaints of the scribes and Pharisees about His interaction with tax collectors and sinners. So, as with the Parable of the Lost Sheep in … Continue reading Parable of the Lost Coin (Luke 15:8-10 Teaching Outline)

Kevin Swanson’s Church Removed Name From NCFIC Confession

Last Friday The Aquila Report posted an article entitled OPC Presbytery of the Dakotas Rules Kevin Swanson’s Church Must Remove Name from NCFIC Confession. Here is a portion of the article: At the ruling of its presbytery, Reformation Church OPC in Elizabeth, Colorado, whose pastor is well-known family integrated church apologist, Kevin Swanson, has removed … Continue reading Kevin Swanson’s Church Removed Name From NCFIC Confession

Parable of the Lost Sheep (Luke 15:1-7 Teaching Outline)

Introduction: Today we are going to begin our examination of a trilogy of parables told by Jesus on a particular occasion and recorded for us here in Luke 15. Each of the parables has to do with the joy of the Lord over the salvation of the lost. The first of these parables is the … Continue reading Parable of the Lost Sheep (Luke 15:1-7 Teaching Outline)

"Can We Condemn Islamic Jihad When the Bible Condones Holy War?" by Bob Gonzales

The blog's regular readers will remember my recommendation of Dr. Bob Gonzales' two part series on the imprecatory Psalms. Here he deals very well with a connected issue, namely the issue of Israel's holy wars. His teaching is very helpful and thought-provoking, and he answers some questions at the end. By the way, if you … Continue reading "Can We Condemn Islamic Jihad When the Bible Condones Holy War?" by Bob Gonzales

Parable of the Great Supper (Luke 14:15-24 Teaching Outline)

Note: Read all of 14:1-24 in order to remind everyone of the context and what we covered last week on verses 1-14. Introduction: I think the ESV Study Bible is correct when it says of this parable that “A great banquet refers to the arrival of the kingdom in the ministry of Jesus, with its initial … Continue reading Parable of the Great Supper (Luke 14:15-24 Teaching Outline)