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Motivation for Giving (2 Corinthians 9:6-15)

Motivation for Giving (2 Corinthians 9:6-15)

As a followup to our lesson on the Fellowship of Giving, we stay in 2 Corinthians 8-9 to examine the motivation this text uses to spark purposed, regular, liberal, and cheerful giving habits in the lives of Christians.

God's Faithfulness Applied: 5 Contexts (1 Thessalonians 5:23-24)

God's Faithfulness Applied: 5 Contexts (1 Thessalonians 5:23-24)

Why is God’s faithfulness a central concept to the message of the Bible? We look at 5 New Testament contexts where God’s faithfulness is applied.

The Threads of Suffering (John 9:1-11)

The Threads of Suffering (John 9:1-11)

Can hardships actually be used by God in a grand design which reaches beyond yourself and into the lives of observers? The blindness of a man in John 9 provides some strong evidence.

Memory: When I Have Been Wronged (Matthew 18:21-35)

Memory: When I Have Been Wronged (Matthew 18:21-35)

In our 3rd lesson exploring how Christians should handle Memory, we consider the memories of the times we have been wronged by others. We first consider 6 possible responses to sin against us, all of them chaining us to the memory. So we then consider another way - the way of forgiveness. If this is God's intention for my handling of these memories, what makes forgiveness possible? What is my strategy?   

Sin and Marital Breakdown (Genesis 3:6-19)

Sin and Marital Breakdown (Genesis 3:6-19)

We examine some of the aftereffects of sin, especially in its effects on marriage in a fallen world. But what we find in the whole story of the Bible is a message of hope for redemption even of our marriages.

Fig Trees and Temples (Jeremiah 7:1-12)

Fig Trees and Temples (Jeremiah 7:1-12)

A story of trust and security - that which is real and that which is an illusion