Sunday School Teachings

Title Date Author

Sermon On The Mount 50

Knowing the laws of God in nature does not mean we do not need Him. A wrong view of God and His truth can lead to either presumption or insecurity. We must avoid both. We need His daily provision, and we need His forgiveness. What is the link between giving forgiveness to to others and receiving forgiveness from God?

2014-04-06 Pastor Steve Spuler

Sermon on the Mount 49

What we call "The Lord's Prayer" teaches us to pray for the entire range of our needs- body, soul, and spirit. We begin with our daily bread. This petition teaches us our utter dependence upon God for our earthly existence. In a day when we have so many resources we must learn again what it means to rely on our Father in heaven.

2014-03-30 Pastor Steve Spuler

Sermon On The Mount 48

The Kingdom of God has come, is here, and will yet come. It is currently a spiritual, not a physical, kingdom. The Kingdom of God is all about the rule of God. It must be our desire for His kingdom to grow in our lives and in this world so that His will is done on earth as it is in Heaven.

2014-03-23 Pastor Steve Spuler

Sermon On The Mount 47

Prayer begins with adoration. The phrase "hallowed be Thy name" is full of instruction for us. God's name represents Who He is, His very nature. His interests come before ours, so prayer begins with Him, not with us.

2014-03-16 Pastor Steve Spuler

Sermon On The Mount 46

Is the opening line of the Lord's prayer, "Our Father which are in Heaven", merely the address to which we mail our prayers? No, it is much more than that. Despite whatever imperfect examples of fatherhood we see here on earth, the fact that God is our Father is full of significance and ramifications.

2014-03-09 Pastor Steve Spuler

Sermon On The Mount 44

In the Old Testament there were various reasons why people fasted. Mourning, repentance, and need for guidance are just a few. David chastened his soul through fasting, but what is our soul, and how does it differ from our spirits? Our minds and our emotions both belong to the realm of our souls.

2014-02-23 Pastor Steve Spuler

Sermon on the Mount 43

How do we view Paul and James, faith and works, grace and law? If we get too much grace do we need to balance it out with a dose of law? There are in Scripture "truths in tension" that keep us from going too far in any one direction. Sometimes, however, we just need to have the terms properly defined.

2014-02-16 Pastor Steve Spuler

Sermon on the Mount 43

How do we view Paul and James, faith and works, grace and law? If we get too much grace do we need to balance it out with a dose of law? There are in Scripture "truths in tension" that keep us from going too far in any one direction. Sometimes, however, we just need to have the terms properly defined.

2014-02-16 Pastor Steve Spuler

Sermon on the Mount 42

Sin is much more than wrong actions. It is a wrong disposition, and it often follows us even into our times of prayer. In our most holy moments "self" has an unpleasant way of rearing his ugly head. There is a wrong way to pray, and there is a right way to pray. Considering both can be a vital spiritual exercise.

2014-02-09 Pastor Steve Spuler

Sermon On The Mount 41

Mat. 6:1-18 deals with our religious life. Verse 1 summarizes for us and introduces to us the thoughts of this passage. Ultimately, we must learn to live our lives in the presence of our God. It will be a great loss to us if we gain the praise of men and lose the praise of God.

2014-02-02 Pastor Steve Spuler