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

Today we resume our study of the Gospel of Luke.  Our text is found in Luke 18:1-8 and is commonly referred to as “The Parable of the Persistent Widow”.  In this sermon we shall be encourage one another “always to pray and not lose heart” (Luke 18:1) through persistent and patient prayer.  While some mayContinue reading “The Parable of the Persistent Widow (Luke 18:1-8)”

Our Responsibility (Rom 14:12)

Today we shall bring our series on Discipleship Habits to a close by discussing our responsibility to put them into practice because “each of us will give an account of himself to God” (Rom 14:12).  While we do not have time to present an exhaustive study of this coming judgment, we shall take time toContinue reading “Our Responsibility (Rom 14:12)”

Mature Ministering Members (Ephesians 4:11-16)

Have you shared your story with others and told them how they may become a Christian?  Hopefully, you are seeing your unchurched family and friends coming to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.  Last week we learned that being connected to a local church is not an optional aspect of spiritual growth but an essentialContinue reading “Mature Ministering Members (Ephesians 4:11-16)”

The Church (Part 1)

In our current series, we have been discussing good habits for Christians.  First, we discussed the healthy and holy habit of Bible Reading and learned that the Bible is divinely inspired, divine instruction that is good for our head, heart, and hands.  Then, we discussed the importance of talking with God (talking and listening) throughContinue reading “The Church (Part 1)”

Bible Reading

Every Christian must know that God has a plan for their life.  Over the past number of weeks we have been focusing on discipleship. More specifically we have: 1) examined ourselves to see if we are disciples of Jesus, 2) learned how to share our story (testimony), 3) learned who to tell our story, andContinue reading “Bible Reading”

But, What If They Say…?

In the “My3” Discipleship plan, you are asked to write out your three-part testimony and share it with the three people you circled on your prayer list.  The goal of sharing your story is to testify to the grace and mercy of Jesus and to tell people how they can become a Christian.  Ideally, theContinue reading “But, What If They Say…?”

A Simple Plan to Share Your Testimony

Many Christians want to share the gospel with others and make disciples, but they do not know how.  In our sermon today, we shall discuss a practical method[1] that we can use to regularly share the good news of Jesus Christ with others. What Do I Say? My Story. Every Christian has a story toContinue reading “A Simple Plan to Share Your Testimony”

Thy Kingdom Come (Luke 17:20-37)

In our text from the Bible today we have a question about when the kingdom of God would come.  In Jesus’ answer, He not only talks about when, but where, how, and why.  Let us look together and Jesus’ answer and may it help us “seek first the kingdom of God” (Matt 6:33). When andContinue reading “Thy Kingdom Come (Luke 17:20-37)”

Those Rotten Pharisees! (Luke 16:14-15)

I have never met a Christian who likes the Pharisees.  In fact, I would be shocked if someone came up to me and said, “I think the Pharisees were actually the good guys and Jesus was too harsh with them.”  Christians recognize that the Pharisees, as a group, were religious hypocrites.  They said one thingContinue reading “Those Rotten Pharisees! (Luke 16:14-15)”