Introduction: One of the central passages of the New Testament concerning Jesus' obedience is found in Philippians 2. In it the Apostle Paul sets forth Jesus as our example of obedience: NKJ Philippians 2:5-8 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, being in the form of God, did … Continue reading The Wisdom of Obeying Your Parents (Luke 2:39-52 Teaching Outline)
I also highly recommend Jeff's book The Church: Why Bother? In fact, it is a good book to give to friends or other people in your church. See also: The Church: Why Bother? by Jeff Johnson and episodes of the Confessing Baptist podcasts here and here.
Sadly, there are far too many inconsistent Calvinists who need to hear this rebuke! The booklet James mentions -- "The Practical Implications of Calvinism" -- may be downloaded for free here.
Note: In our previous examination of the Parable of the Budding Fig Tree, we saw that the disciples asked our Lord Jesus about the time when the destruction of Jerusalem would occur. We also saw that He gave them a two-part answer. The first part of His answer dealt primarily with the coming destruction of Jerusalem … Continue reading Parable of the Doorkeeper (Mark 13:32-37 Teaching Outline)
Introduction: As our Lord Jesus prepared to ascend to the Father, His disciples still did not fully understand all that He had taught them concerning the kingdom of God, so they asked Him, “Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?” (Acts 1:6b). Jesus’ reply was one which we should all take … Continue reading Parable of the Budding Fig Tree (Mark 13:28-31 Teaching Outline)
Note: The Parable of the Growing Seed is found only in the Gospel of Mark, and Mark indicates that it was told in the context of two other well known parables, the Parable of the Sower, which precedes it earlier in the context, and the Parable of the Mustard Seed, which immediately follows it. It is important, … Continue reading Parable of the Growing Seed (Mark 4:26-29 Teaching Outline)
Scripture Introduction: In the preceding portion of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus' warns against seeking earthly riches beyond our essential needs, but in this portion of the sermon we will see how He teaches us not to worry even about the basic necessities of life. Read Matthew 6:19-34 Introduction: Walter Kelly, creator of the … Continue reading Jesus’ Remedy For Worry (Matthew 6:25-34 Teaching Outline)
I didn’t ever think I would read a book on the theology of food; but after reading “To Eat or Not to Eat?” by Curtis Knapp, I not only can say that I have, but I can say that I really enjoyed it. What I like best about the book is that the author is … Continue reading To Eat or Not to Eat?
Today I want to share a devotional word from Mike Brewer, a beloved and respected brother and member of Immanuel Baptist Church, where I am privileged to serve as the primary teaching elder. Mike has a blog where he posts devotional thoughts on the Scriptures, which come from the devotions he writes for his family. … Continue reading Mike Brewer on the Danger of Success
Introduction: Back in the early 1980's, the popular pastor of the Crystal Cathedral, Robert Schuller, called for a “new reformation” in his book Self-Esteem: The New Reformation. Here are a few of the comments he made in that book: Self-esteem then, or “pride in being a human being,” is the single greatest need facing the … Continue reading A Biblical View of Self-Image (Teaching Outline)