Sunday School Teachings

Title Date Author

Sermon on the Mount 30

Mortification means death. Death is how sin is dealt with in the life of a believer. This is what Jesus Taught when He told us to cut off our right hand and pluck out our right eye. But, what does this death look like?

2013-11-17 Pastor Steve Spuler

Sermon on the Mount 29

What is sin? Our self-righteous tendencies are so good at limiting sin to certain behaviors of which we disapprove, but God looks at the heart. "Do not commit adultery" can be violated by a lustful look. May each of us examine our hearts before God.

2013-11-10 Pastor Steve Spuler

Sermon on the Mount 28

Thou shalt not kill. Well, we are all innocent on that score, right? Maybe not. What is the spirit of this law? What about the words of our mouths and the attitudes of our hearts? Not only must we not be guilty of killing, we are to be a people who edify, heal, and restore.

2013-11-03 Pastor Steve Spuler

Sermon on the Mount 27

In Matthew 5 there are six times when Jesus says,
"You have heard that it was said...but I say unto you." What did Jesus mean by "but I say unto you?" Was He merely another teacher of the Law? Was He the inventor of a new code of ethics? No, He was much more than either of these.

2013-10-27 Pastor Steve Spuler

Sermon on the Mount 26

What was wrong with the Pharisees' religion? It was external, ceremonial, and man made. How can our righteousness exceed that of the scribes and Pharisees? By receiving the righteousness of Christ. Then, being found in Him we can live out who we already are.

2013-10-20 Pastor Steve Spuler

Sermon on the Mount 25

Did God intend for the purpose of grace to be to enable us to fulfill and keep the Law? Is holiness defined as keeping and practicing the Law in our daily lives? As we look at Scripture we see that grace and holiness are found not in the Law, but in Christ.

2013-10-13 Pastor Steve Spuler

Sermon on the Mount 24

Christ was "made under the Law" that He might fulfill the Law. This is exactly what He did. The ceremonial law, judicial law, and moral law were all fulfilled that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

2013-10-06 Pastor Steve Spuler

Sermon on the Mount 23

Jesus' teachings were in perfect agreement with the Old Testament Scriptures, but were in drastic disagreement with the teachings of the scribes and Pharisees. Jesus taught grace, and actually at times seemed to be breaking the Law. What was going on?

2013-09-29 Pastor Steve Spuler

Sermon on the Mount 22

Jesus said that Christians are the light of the world. A lamp has two great essentials- oil and a wick. Oil represents the Holy Spirit, but what may the wick represent? David Martyn Lloyd-Jones' answer was "to remind ourselves of the Beatitudes." Some deeper reflection on the wick is needed.

2013-09-22 Pastor Steve Spuler

Sermon on the Mount 21

We begin by looking at what we as the light of the world are to be. We expose darkness, explain its cause, and proclaim the way out of it. We then turn to the possibility of salt and light not acting like salt and light.

2013-09-15 Pastor Steve Spuler