Interesting Articles on the Doctrine of Two Kingdoms

In this post I thought I would list some helpful and interesting articles on the Doctrine of Two Kingdoms, or Two Kingdom Theology. This is a doctrine that I believe reflects a proper understanding of Scripture. In various forms it was held by Augustine and then later by Reformers such as Martin Luther and John Calvin, and … Continue reading Interesting Articles on the Doctrine of Two Kingdoms

Parable of the Persistent Widow (Luke 18:1-8 Teaching Outline)

Note: It is important before we get into the Parable of the Persistent Widow to understand the context in which Jesus tells the parable. The context is provided in chapter 17, in which we have the account of Jesus' response to a question from the Pharisees about the coming of the kingdom, followed by Jesus teaching … Continue reading Parable of the Persistent Widow (Luke 18:1-8 Teaching Outline)

Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31 Teaching Outline)

Note: Remember that the context here follows Jesus' telling of the Parable of the Unjust Steward, in which He teaches that how we use money – what He calls “unrighteous mammon” –  indicates where our hearts truly are. So, with this in mind, and in order to really get what is going on here, let's … Continue reading Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31 Teaching Outline)

Parable of the Unjust Steward (Luke 16:1-13 Teaching Outline)

Notice first as we read the parable that Jesus is aiming it at His disciples. This means that He is giving instruction about how we as His disciples are supposed to live. We should keep this in mind as we read the parable, especially since the main character may at first surprise us and tempt … Continue reading Parable of the Unjust Steward (Luke 16:1-13 Teaching Outline)