Main Points-1. Bartimaeus knew he was blind -v. 46-.-2. Bartimaeus believed Jesus was the Messiah -vv. 47-48-.-3. Bartimaeus believed Jesus could and would help him -vv. 47-51-.-4. Bartimaeus followed Jesus -v. 52-.
Outline-1. Jesus' announcement of His death and resurrection -vv. 32-34-.-2. James and John's request for greatness -vv. 35-40-.-3. Jesus' example of greatness -vv. 41-45-.--Main Point-Jesus came to serve and to give, and He calls us to follow His example.
Main Points-1. It is hard for someone who has riches to enter the kingdom of God -v. 23-.-2. It is impossible for someone who trusts in riches to enter the kingdom of God -vv. 24-27-.-3. Following Christ is costly but rewarding-both now and eternally -vv. 28-31-.
Main Points-1. We are saved by grace through faith in Christ -Ephesians 2-8-.-2. We are not saved by works -Ephesians 2-9- Titus 3-5-.-3. We must love God first and foremost -Mark 12-30-.--Questions-1. Do I consider myself a good person---2. Do my possessions possess me---3. Do I love anyone or anything more than I love God--…
Outline-1. Thomas was absent when Jesus appeared -v. 24-.-2. Thomas refused to believe without seeing -v. 25-. -3. Jesus appeared to Thomas -vv. 26-27-.-4. Thomas believed -v. 28-.-5. Jesus blessed those who believe without seeing -v. 29-.
Main Point-God intends for marriage to last.--Outline-1. The setting -v. 1--2. The Pharisees' question -v. 2--3. Jesus' question -v. 3--4. The Pharisees' answer -v. 4--5. Jesus' answer -vv. 5-9--6. The disciples' question -v. 10--7. Jesus' answer -vv. 11-12-
Main Points-1. God takes sin seriously.-2. We must take sin seriously.--Outline-1. Don't cause someone else to sin -v. 42-.-2. Don't tolerate your own sin. -vv. 43-48-.-3. Live at peace with others -vv. 49-50-.
Outline-1. Failure rooted in unbelief -vv. 14-23--2. Success granted because of faith -vv. 24-29---Main Point-Spiritual success is impossible apart from dependence on God, which is expressed in prayer.
Main Points-1. Following Jesus is costly -v. 34-.-2. Following Jesus is worth the cost -vv. 36-38-.--Questions-1. Have you denied yourself---2. Have you taken up your cross---3. Are you following Jesus--
Main Points-1. Spiritual eyesight comes all at once -vv. 22-24- 27-30-.-2. Spiritual clarity comes gradually -vv. 25-26- 31-33-.--Questions-1. Do you have spiritual eyesight---2. Do you have spiritual clarity--
Outline-1. Unbelieving Unbelievers -vv. 11-13--2. Unbelieving Believers -vv. 14-21---Main Points-1. Hard-hearted people ask for more proof -v. 11-.-2. Hard-hearted people don't understand -vv. 17, 21-.-3. Hard-hearted people are spiritually blind and deaf -v. 18-.-4. Hard-hearted people don't remember -v. 18-.…
An interactive devotional, especially for the young people in our congregation.--Read more about Moses and the bronze serpent in Numbers 21-4-9.--https---www.biblegateway.com-passage---search-Numbers-21-3A4-9-version-NKJV
Outline-1. Joseph, Mary, and Jesus -vv. 21-24--2. Simeon -vv. 25-35--3. Anna -vv. 36-38---Main Points-1. God gives peace through salvation -v. 29-.-2. God is the source of salvation -v. 30-.-3. God offers salvation to all people -vv. 31-32-.
Outline-1. The Birth of John the Baptist -vv. 57-66--2. The Prophecy of Zacharias -vv. 67-79-.-3. The Preparation of John the Baptist -v. 80-.--Main Point-God, in His mercy, has saved us -Ephesians 2-4-9-.
Outline-1. The Birth Announcement of John the Baptist -vv. 5-25--2. The Birth Announcement of Jesus -vv. 26-38-.-3. Mary's Visit to Elizabeth -vv. 39-45-.-4. Mary's Hymn of Praise -vv. 46-56-.--Main Points-1. God hears and answers prayer -v. 13-.-2. God empowers by His Holy Spirit -vv. 15, 35, 41-.-3. God keeps His promises -vv. 16-17, 31-33, 45, 5…
Main Points-1. Jesus isn't limited by geography, culture, or ethnicity -vv. 24, 26, 31-.-2. Jesus responds to humble faith -vv. 25-30-.-3. Jesus answers prayer according to His will and His timing -vv. 32-35-.-4. Jesus does all things well -vv. 36-37-.
Main Points-1. God knows when we need rest -vv. 30-32-.-2. God shepherds His people, spiritually and physically -vv. 33-34-.-3. God can do what seems impossible -vv. 35-36-.-4. God sometimes uses us to do what seems impossible -vv. 37-44-.
Main Points-1. Unconfessed sin leads to a guilty conscience -vv. 14-16-.-2. Unconfessed sin leads to faulty thinking -vv. 17-20-.-3. Unconfessed sin leads to more sin -vv. 21-28-.-4. Unconfessed sin affects others -vv. 21-29-.
Main Points-1. Jesus sends out His disciples on mission -v. 7-.-2. Materialism has no place in that mission -vv. 8-9-.-3. God provides for His children on mission -v. 10-.-4. People are responsible for their rejection of the gospel -v. 11-.-5. Repentance is essential to the message of the gospel -vv. 12-13-.…
Main Points-1. Familiarity with Jesus is different from faith in Jesus -vv. 2-3-.-2. Being in a family with other believers does not make you a believer -v. 4-.-3. Jesus is hindered by unbelief -vv. 5-6-.
Main Points-Jesus is not hindered by sickness, uncleanness, or death -vv. 23, 25, 35-.-Jesus saves by faith in Him -vv. 23, 34-.-Jesus heals and restores according to His own plan and timing -vv. 30, 35-.
There are no hopeless cases with Jesus.--Main Points-1. Jesus welcomes hopeless cases -vv. 1-8-.-2. Jesus is stronger than Satan and demons -vv. 9-10-.-3. Jesus cares more about people than pigs -vv. 11-13-.-4. Some people don't want to be with Jesus -vv. 14-17-.-5. Some people do want to be with Jesus -vv. 18-20-.…
Main Points-1. God's kingdom grows as believers hear and obey the Word and reflect God's light to others. God is light, and we reflect His light -vv. 21-25-.-2. God's kingdom grows constantly-slowly, steadily, but imperceptibly. God causes the growth -vv. 26-29-.-3. God's kingdom grows throughout the earth. God manages the growth -vv. 30-34-.…
Outline --Sandwich---1. Family -vv. 20-21--2. Scribes -vv. 22-30--3. Family -vv. 31-35---Main Points-1. People will disappoint us -vv. 20-21, 31-35-.-2. Satan will attack us -vv. 22-30-.-3. Only one sin sends anyone to hell -v. 29-.
Outline- Two Scenes-1. By the Lake -3-7-12--2. On the Mountain -3-13-19---Main Points-1. Jesus called His disciples, and they came -3-13-.-2. Jesus called His disciples first and foremost to be with Him -3-14-15-.--Questions-1. Have you answered His call-- Have you come to Him---2. Are you spending time with Him-- Are you being with Him--…
1. The trials we experience are tests of our faith that bring honor to God -vv. 1-10-.-2. We are not tempted by God- we are tempted when we are drawn away by our own desires -vv. 11-15-.-3. Every good and perfect gift comes from God -vv. 16-18-.
Main Points-1. Jesus is a friend of sinners -vv. 13-17- Matthew 11-19- Luke 7-34-.-2. Jesus makes everything new -vv. 18-22- 2 Corinthians 5-17- Revelation 21-5-.--Questions-1. Are you a friend of sinners---2. Do you accept the newness that Christ brings--
Main Points-1. Jesus prayed -v. 35-. He made time to be alone with His Father.-2. Jesus preached -vv. 36-39, 45-. He made His priorities clear.-3. Jesus healed -vv. 40-44-. He made a leper clean.--Questions-Why don't we spend time with God-- Why don't we read His Word-- Why don't we pray---1. We don't make time for it.-2. We don't believe that God …
Main Points-1. Jesus has authority to teach -vv. 21-22-.-2. Jesus has authority over evil -vv. 23-28, 32-34-.-3. Jesus has authority over sickness -vv. 29-34-.--Questions-1. Are you bowing your knee before Jesus---2. Are you confessing that Jesus is Lord--
Main Points-1. If you love God, you will care about His reputation.-2. If you love God, you will love His people.-3. If you love God, you will suffer for His sake.-4. If you love God, you will fear His name.