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In: December 2016

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Dec

How Smart Are You?

Opening Question:  If you could learn one thing and become a master of it by the snap of your finger, what would that one thing be? – Going to talk about being smart today! – The Bible has some interesting perspectives on what it means to be smart. Question:  What…

28
Dec

The Perfect Gift

Opening Question:  Describe your idea of the perfect gift. Question:  What’s the worst gift you’ve ever gotten? Question:  What do you think makes a gift a good gift? Acts 17:24-25 – God has given all mankind life and breath.  Those are some very good gifts!  There’s nothing more valuable than…

27
Dec

Wanna-Be Popular?

Opening Question: What do you think makes people popular in today’s society? Question: If Jesus were alive today, do you think He’d be popular? Why? Luke 4:14-15 – Jesus begins His ministry of preaching and teaching right here in Galilee. – At this point, there wasn’t a whole lot of…

21
Dec

Good Intentions

Opening Question:  What is something you would do if you had more time? II Samuel 6:1-8 – David is trying to bring the Ark of the Covenant back into Israel. – The Ark of the Covenant was a symbol of God’s presence with His people.  It was very important to…

20
Dec

Muslim Study

Key Facts About Islam Key Scriptures From The Qur’an Introduction: *Sura 59:23-24 – Muslim Claim There is no god but Allah. Sovereign, Holy, Peace-Giver, Faith-Giver, Overseer, Almighty, etc… Shahadah: “There is no God but Allah, and Muhammad is His messenger.” Isaiah 40:28-31 – Christian Claim The God of the Bible…

20
Dec

Repentance

Matthew 7:13-14 Only two roads: Wide or Narrow. Only one road leads to life. Very few people find the road that leads to life. Luke 13:1-9 The two options we have in life are to repent or to perish. God gives each person a “window of opportunity”. (II Peter 3:9)…

19
Dec

Rejoice Always

“Rejoice in the Lord always.  I will say it again: Rejoice!” — Philippians 4:4 Explanation: Rejoicing is not a feeling.  We can feel happy and we can feel sad, but we can’t feel “rejoice”.  Rejoicing is a choice we need to make regardless of how we feel.  How often should we…

19
Dec

God Says So

“In fact, this is love for God: to keep His commands.  And His commands are not burdensome…” — I John 5:3 Explanation:  Really loving God means that we obey His commands.  It’s not enough just to say we love God.  Telling someone that we love them is the easiest form of…