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Author: Evan Bartholomew

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…

12
Jun

Resist The Devil

Opening Question:  Where is somewhere that you would NEVER go for a vacation? Luke 4:1-2 – Directly following Jesus’ baptism in the Jordan River. – The Bible says that the Spirit led Jesus into the desert. Question: What are some things that come to your mind when thinking about a…

11
Jun

Use It Or Lose It

Opening Question:  What are some common things that people borrow, or lend out?  (Clothes, money, time, DVD’s, etc…) Question: Have you ever lent out something, and the person you lent it to didn’t return it?  How did that make you feel? Matthew 25:14-30 – Jesus is teaching a principle by using a…

08
Jun

Personality Study

Introduction: “For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgement, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you.” (Romans 12:3) In the ancient world, the Greek…

07
Jun

The Power Of Prayer

There was a small church group in small farm town.  Unfortunately for them, this town was in the midst of a very severe draught.  Since they were all farmers, a draught of this magnitude was catastrophic and they were in desperate need of some rain. The pastor of the church…

06
Jun

Everyone The One

Read:  John 11:1-3 In his gospel, the Apostle John records Jesus’ favorite pair of sisters, Martha and Mary, sending word to Jesus that their dear brother was sick.  We’re all familiar with what follows.  Lazarus turns out to be more than just sick.  In fact, by the time Jesus gets…

05
Jun

Build On The Rock

Opening Question:  What is something that you can do with a rock? Luke 6:46-49 – Jesus compares two guys here: one who builds his house on rock and the other who builds his house on a bad foundation. (Sand) – The house represents our lives. Everyone is building a house…

04
Jun

Gun Control

Introduction: We live in a day and age where school shootings, terrorism and gun-violence, have become a common occurrence. More so than ever, the topic of “gun control” has been thrust to the forefront in the media, and is even brought up frequently in normal every-day conversation. This topic has…

03
Jun

Restoration

Introduction:  Revelation 2:4-5 – To forsake means to desert or abandon. (Matthew 27:46) – Remember the height from which you’ve fallen. – When did you get baptized? What was it that made you decide to become a disciple? Reasons For Losing Your First Love: I Timothy 1:5-6 Discouragement or…

02
Jun

Light And Darkness

“This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth.” — I John 1:5-6…