Sunday School Teachings

Title Date Author

Sermon on the Mount 79

What is it that makes something precious? Rarity is one major factor, but it is not the only factor. Pearls are precious, and should not be cast before swine. We must seek to promote the preciousness of God's holy Word.

2014-10-26 Pastor Steve Spuler

Sermon on the Mount 78

How important is human agency to the work of God? He certainly doesn't need man to add anything to Him, but He delights in placing His work into the hands of men. You and I, by His sovereign choosing, play a part in His plans, and on the small scale affect the outcomes.

2014-10-19 Pastor Steve Spuler

Sermon on the Mount 77

Human beings easily become slaves to custom. This is most evident in church practices and in the lives of Christians. How important are custom and tradition? Is anything automatically better because it is either new or old? Our customs need to be evaluated.

2014-10-12 Pastor Steve Spuler

Sermon on the Mount 76

Jesus taught us not to cast our pearls before swine. What are the implications of this statement? Should we put a Bible in every hotel room when some are not able or willing to take its words to heart? There are many ramifications of Jesus' words for the thoughtful Christian.

2014-10-05 Bro. Ian Turner

Sermon on the Mount 75

Matthew 7:6 makes it clear that we must judge, but how? We must recognize different types of people, know what each type needs, use caution in the way we present truth, and discern what truth is needed by the person to whom we speak.

2014-09-28 Pastor Steve Spuler

Sermon on the Mount 74

There are good reasons not to judge. One is that the standard by which we judge is the same by which we will be judged. Another is that, according to Jesus, we are not really qualified to judge. In this lesson we explore these reasons not to judge.

2014-09-21 Pastor Steve Spuler

Sermon on the Mount 73

There are at least 3 kinds of judgment in the Bible. The first is final and eternal- heaven or hell. The second is that to which we, as God's children, are subject here in this life- chastening. The third is the judgment seat of Christ- the judgment according to our works.

2014-09-14 Pastor Steve Spuler

Sermon on the Mount 72

Do you believe in karma? What about the laws of sowing and reaping? Jesus told us not to judge lest we be judged, but what does this mean? As Christians is our view of life based on the idea that people get what they deserve? These are important questions as we approach this statement of Jesus.

2014-09-07 Pastor Steve Spuler

Sermon on the Mount 71

Having looked at how we are to judge, we know look at what Jesus meant by "judge not." The self-righteous spirit that condemns is indeed an ugly one, and hurtful. Here are some helpful ways to self-diagnose a judgmental spirit.

2014-08-31 Pastor Steve Spuler

Sermon on the Mount 70

Jesus' words in Mat. 7:1 were, "Judge not." But, how does this play out in a matter like the judging of sound doctrine, which every believer is supposed to do? What constitutes heresy? In this study we explore the vital matter of discerning true versus false teaching.

2014-08-24 Pastor Steve Spuler