Author: Evan Bartholomew


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…



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…


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…


There’s No Way Out

There was a guy who went to stay at a hotel. He checked in, went up to his room, and proceeded to get settled. After some time had gone buy, the front desk received a call from the man: “What are you guys trying to pull here?” he said frantically….


Get Up And Walk

Opening Question: What is one thing you wish you were able to do? John 5:1-9a – Jesus sees a man who was an invalid lying by the pool. – An invalid is a person who is too weak to care for themselves. Question: What are some things that would cause someone to…


Reliance On God

READ: I CORINTHIANS 10:13 & II CORINTHIANS 1:8-9 As Paul wrote to the church in Corinth, it’s quite encouraging to think that God “will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear.” Even though we may sometimes feel crushed by life’s challenges, there’s always a way out. Nothing…


Sincerity Or Truth?

READ: II SAMUEL 6:1-11 & I CHRONICLES 15:11-13 Uzzah was unfortunately an innocent bystander of a much bigger lesson in the life of David. David was attempting to bring the Ark of the Covenant back into Jerusalem because it symbolically represented the presence of God. As the Ark was being…