Sunday School Teachings

Title Date Author

Sermon on the Mount 40

What is the nature of salvation? There are strong debates in our day between the "free grace" and "lordship" views of salvation. The sermon on the mount is not a life Christians automatically live because we are born again. It is the life Christians live when the Holy Spirit is having His way in us.

2014-01-26 Pastor Steve Spuler

Sermon On The Mount 39

Why should we love our enemies? Not to make them our friends or so they will be nice to us. The one great reason is so that we can display to them the love of God. But, what does it mean to love our enemies? There are certainly times when there are people we don't like, but must love. But, as God works in our hearts we discover that there is a supernatural ability to like even those we once disliked.

2014-01-19 Pastor Steve Spuler

Sermon On The Mount 38

The Pharisees believed they could love their friends and hate their enemies. They deduced this from O.T. passages in which nations are destroyed and enemies are cursed. How are we to view these passages so that we love our enemies, do good to them, yet hate evil?

2014-01-12 Pastor Steve Spuler

Sermon On The Mount 37

What does it mean to deny ourselves and follow Christ? It is important to face self and honestly see how much self controls life, and consider the misery self causes. These steps can help prepare our hearts for the cure for self - the message of the cross.

2014-01-05 Pastor Steve Spuler

Sermon On The Mount 36

Jesus' teaching in the Sermon on the Mount is aimed at our hears, not merely our behavior. So, does heart change involve a long process or a quick deliverance? Actually, it involves both. Join us for this very important teaching.

2013-12-29 Pastor Steve Spuler

Sermon On The Mount 35

In the ears of some the phrase "an eye for an eye" sounds harsh. It is really just the opposite. The legalist sees the hard letter of the Law. Under grace we see the higher spirit of the Law. As God's Spirit deals with us we find that we can neither be vengeful nor pacifists.

2013-12-22 Pastor Steve Spuler

Sermon On The Mount 34

Marriage vows are oaths we take before God. As such, divorce and oaths are very related subjects. Our word should be our bond, but to use or invoke the name of God is a serious matter - and a sacred one.

2013-12-15 Pastor Steve Spuler

Sermon on the Mount 33

In Genesis we find the first instance of an oath. In Saul we see a careless and inconsistent use of oaths. The Pharisees crafted their words so that their oaths could be gotten out of on technicalities. Christians, however, ought to be a people of the Word.

2013-12-08 Bro. Ian Turner

Sermon on the Mount 32

The subject of divorce is not an easy one. In any study of Mat. 5:31,31 the passage in Mat. 19:1-12 must be considered. Is there an "exception clause?" In this study, Bro. Chris Chapman tackles the subject of divorce in the light of how the cross applies to the lives of believers.

2013-12-01 Bro. Chris Chapman

Sermon On The Mount 31

In this teaching we finish our discussion on the mortification of sin, and begin our discussion on divorce. First we saw that the cross must deal with our sin, but we must not feed our flesh. Then, we considered how Moses' law regulated divorce awaiting the time when Christ would come to put His Spirit within man.

2013-11-24 Pastor Steve Spuler