Sunday School Teachings

Title Date Author

Sermon on the Mount 20

We are the light of the world. This world is a dark place apart from Christ despite its claims to great enlightenment. In an age of education and technology it is still true that Christians are the ones most qualified to speak to humanity regarding how life is best lived.

2013-09-08 Bro. Ian Turner

Sermon on the Mount 19

Salt of the earth and light of the world- that's who Christians are, or at least who we are supposed to be. Just by virtue of being who we are we should have a salt-like effect of preservation in this world. Furthermore, we have the only true light this world needs, for apart from Jesus there is only darkness.

2013-09-01 Bro. Ian Turner

Sermon on the Mount 18

Being called "the salt of the earth" is a title pregnant with meaning for Christians. It means that we live in a degenerating world in need of a preservative. As Christians, we are to be different from this world, an antiseptic for this world, and to live a savory life in this world.

2013-08-25 Pastor Steve Spuler

Sermon on the Mount 17

Rewards are a part of the Biblical record. They are part of God's gracious dealings with us, yet they are according to our works. While rewards are not to be sought selfishly for their own sakes, they are a God-given added motivation to our life of service to Him.

2013-08-18 Pastor Steve Spuler

Sermon on the Mount 16

Persecution of some sort is certain in our lives, and may become much more intense in days to come. How can we rejoice in our persecutions? We must be a people whose eyes are set on the heaven that awaits us.

2013-08-11 Pastor Steve Spuler

Sermon on the Mount 15

Blessed are the persecuted is qualified by the next phrase- "for righteousness' sake." Many people, Christians included, suffer for many reasons, some of which have nothing to do with righteousness. We should know what it does, and does not, mean to suffer for righteousness' sake.

2013-08-04 Pastor Steve Spuler

Sermon on the Mount 14

"Blessed are the peacemakers" brings us back again to a familiar theme. It is very difficult, actually impossible, to be a peacemaker when we are so full of self. Being peacemakers marks us as children of God, and our example is Jesus and His work on the cross.

2013-07-28 Pastor Steve Spuler

Sermon on the Mount 13

The promise to the pure in heart is that they shall see God. Certainly, there is a seeing of
God that comes to believers when this life is over. But, we can also see God in this life. We can see Him in nature, in history, but there is also an ability to see Him spiritually.

2013-07-21 Pastor Steve Spuler

Sermon on the Mount 12

For any individuals who have searched their own hearts the words "blessed are the pure in heart" may seem impossible. Thank God, purity is first positional, then progressive, and will one day be perfected.

2013-07-14 Pastor Steve Spuler

Sermon on the Mount 11

Christians are supposed to be merciful. Feeling pity, taking action to relieve suffering, and forgiveness should be marks of our lives. Our flesh, however, gets in the way. But, if we want to receive mercy, we must be merciful.

2013-07-07 Pastor Steve Spuler