When God asks for obedience he wants it right away, not tomorrow. The parable of the Two Sons is an illustration of what the spiritual landscape was in Jesus’ day. The common people, sinners, had fallen away from God. When John the Baptist called them to repentance, they listened. The Jewish leaders said all the right things, but they refused to repent. God’s call to repentance is just as real and urgent today as it was two thousand years ago.
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The last shall be first and the first shall be last. That cryptic phrase accurately describes how rewards are given out in the kingdom of heave. This Sunday we look at the parable of the Workers in the Vineyard to see how God rewards us at the end of our lives.
Is there anything more valuable than the gospel? Jesus shared the parables of the Hidden Treasure and the Pear of Great Price just to explore that idea. What would you be willing to give up for the sake of the gospel? Everything?
Oh, what of that? And what of that? The sower sows his seeds of the gospel in the field of the world. What happens to that seed as it falls on different soils? Who is the one who makes it grow. We’ll look at these questions in the first lesson of our new Bible class on the parables of Jesus, Parabolic.
A study of Luke 24 reveals the resurrection of our Lord Jesus. There are a number of questions that the casual observer might have. All of them are answered in this Bible study.
When Jesus instituted the Lord’s Supper on the night that he was betrayed, he gave his church the second of two Sacraments. With these means of grace we can comfort the afflicted. There were a number of other events that happened in this important chapter. We’ll take a look at the Lord’s Supper and those other events in our Bible study.
Jesus rode into Jerusalem on the back of a donkey. That might not look as cool as an iron clad knight striding in on a white steed, but in doing so Jesus fulfilled the promises of God. Everyone, including Jesus’ enemies knew that he was promised Messiah.
In 2 Samuel 12 Nathan and David share a story about rich man taking the only lamb of a poor man. This was a picture of David’s sin.
To the Lord a thousand years are like a day and a day is like a thousand years. Our God is eternal and timeless. Looking at 2 Peter 3 we see that one day God will end time itself when he ends the world. Despite what the scoffers might say, God is not slow. He is patient wanting everyone to come to repentance.
“Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities…” But God, I didn’t vote for him! In Sunday’s Bible study we looked at what our God has to say about our rulers. In the 13th chapter of Paul’s letter to the Roman Christians we find some eye opening direction for how we relate to the governing authorities.
The Great Flood recorded in Genesis completely changed the world. Check out this Sunday’s Bible study, the first in a two-part series, as we look at the state of the world, the size of the ark, and the last family living after God destroyed the world with water.