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Author: Evan Bartholomew

29
Jun

Fishing For People

Opening Question: What is your favorite hobby? Mark 1:14-17 – Jesus is walking by the sea of Galilea, and sees two brothers fishing. – He calls out to them and says, “Come follow me, and I will send you out to fish for people.” Question: What are some things that…

28
Jun

Protect The Standard

Read: I Kings 18:2b-8, 13 & I Kings 18:20-22 Here we find the seemingly heroic account of Obadiah.  He was at this time the palace administrator for King Ahab, who was without a doubt one of the most wicked kings in all of Israel’s history.  King Ahab was married to…

27
Jun

I’ll Be Your Friend

During the Civil War, President Lincoln received many requests for pardons from soldiers who were sentenced to die for desertion.  Each appeal was frequently accompanied by numerous testimonial letters from friends and powerful people. One day, the President received an appeal for a pardon that stood out; it arrived without…

26
Jun

Go Fish

“As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. ‘Come, follow me,’ Jesus said, ‘and I will send you out to fish for people.’ At once they left their nets and followed him.” —…

25
Jun

Doubt And Unbelief

Introduction: Hebrews 11:1, 6 – Definition of Faith: “…sure of what we hope for and certain of what we DO NOT see.” – There are many things people believe in but haven’t seen. (China, the wind, center of the earth, gravity, etc…) – Everyone has the capacity have faith. Some…

22
Jun

Men And Women

The Differences Between Men and Women: 1) A man will pay $2 for a $1 item he wants; a woman will pay $1 for a $2 item that she doesn’t want. 2) A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband; a man never worries about the future…

21
Jun

Reflect On This

Opening Question: If you could have any career/job in the world, what would it be? Why? – Going to look at three different professions. – Each one of these professions relates in some way to Christianity. II Timothy 2:2-7 – Paul is writing to Timothy. – He encourages him to…

20
Jun

Stand Out And Be Bold

Fellowship Of The Unashamed I’m a part of the fellowship of the unashamed. The die has been cast. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made. I’m a disciple – A prophet of His – and I won’t look back, let up, slow down, back away, or…

19
Jun

Are You Rich?

Opening Question: What is something that you are currently saving up your money to buy? Question: What is something that you would buy if you had all the money in the world? Luke 12:13-21 – Jesus teaches by using a parable. (A parable is a short story with moral point to…

18
Jun

Optimist Or Pessimist?

There were two twin boys: one that was always optimistic, no matter the bad situations that he would sometimes find himself in; and the other, that was always pessimistic, even when good things happening around him.  One day, his parents decided to get to the bottom of their behavior. They…

15
Jun

Bad Things Good People

Opening Question: What is your least favorite insect? Or food? Question: Why do you think God created things that taste bad, or things that seem to be bad? – Going to talk about one of the questions that a lot of people struggle with: “If God is real and is…

14
Jun

Heaven Or Snails?

There was a crane who was out and about one day, minding his business.  Suddenly, a swan appeared from out of nowhere.  The swan said, “Hey, you wouldn’t believe where I just came from!” The crane replied, “What do you mean?  Where did you come from?” To this the swan…