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In: January 2017

17
Jan

Giving Under Compulsion

II Corinthians 9:7 – People mistakenly take this to mean, “If I’m not happy about giving, I shouldn’t give.” – This interpretation would contradict many scriptures, including the very core message of discipleship — denying self. (Luke 9:23) – What Paul is actually saying is, “If you’re not happy about…

17
Jan

Breaking Through

Opening Question: What is the most valuable thing you’ve ever broken in your life? Mark 2:1-12 – Jesus was teaching in a house. Everyone wanted to hear what He was saying. So they crowded around Him, to the point where there was no more room. – It’s at this point,…

03
Jan

Head Coverings

I Corinthians 11:3-16 – It sounds like the Bible is saying that women must cover their heads when they pray. – This is a very misunderstood scripture. – There are two possible interpretations: Cultural Modesty I Corinthians 11:2 – The word “teachings” in Greek is paradoseis. It means can also…

01
Jan

Liar Liar Liar

Opening Question: What is something that people commonly lie about? Question: What do you think influences people to lie? – Going to look at three different types of liars. – All three types of liars are going to be from the book of I John. I John 1:5-10 Question: What…

01
Jan

Marijuana A Sin?

Drug Use: Proverbs 31:4-7 – Drugs, alcohol, and specifically, marijuana, can lead to poor decision making. – These substances can damage our memories and lesson our senses. – However, alcohol was encouraged for those “who are perishing” or “are in anguish”. Example:  Most Christians would not have a problem with someone…