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Author: Evan Bartholomew

16
Jan

The Great Masquerade

Opening Question: If you could use one word to describe Satan, what would it be? – Satan is usually depicted in society as a red, two-horned monster with a pitchfork. – The Bible’s description of Satan is actually much different. II Corinthians 11:12-15 – Paul is talking about some of…

16
Jan

Looking Back

Opening Question: What is one of your most favorite things about your childhood? – There are things that exist in everyones lives that are fun to look back on. – That said, it’s not always good to be looking back. Luke 9:57-62 – Jesus interacts with three different people that…

16
Jan

No Excuses

Opening Question: What are the most common areas that people make excuses for? Question: What’s an excuse you’ve made before? Luke 14:15-24 – Jesus is talking about people being invited to His Kingdom. – He compares being a part of His Kingdom as being a part of a great banquet….

16
Jan

Think It Through

Opening Question: What is something that you’ve built before? Question: What do you think it takes to be a good builder? Luke 14:28-30 – Jesus talking about being a disciple. – He compares becoming a disciple to building a tower. Question: What are some things that would make building a…

16
Jan

Cut To The Heart

Opening Question: What is the coolest weapon you’ve ever seen? Hebrews 4:12-13 – The Bible say that the Word of God is living and active. – And it says it’s sharper than any double-edged sword. Question: What do you think are some advantages of a double-edged sword? (Made for piercing,…

16
Jan

Don’t Judge Me

Opening Question: What is one of your “pet peeves” with people? Matthew 7:1-6 – Jesus is preaching to a crowd right here, and He’s talking about judging people. – “Do not judge, or you too will be judged.” Question: What do you think motivates people to judge other people? Question:…

31
Oct

Financial Forecast

Click on the following link to download a fillable excel spreadsheet where you can plan your budget out for an entire year.  (The numbers that currently are in the spreadsheet are there as an example, and are not based on any specific individuals budget.) Download Here

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…