Category Archive: Bible study

Oct 24

Establishments and Institutions

Sermon idea:  I like institutions (look up definition). They exist to carry out a needed duty. ‘The establishment’ on the other hand seems to mainly be there to maintain itself.  In Yancey’s ‘The Jesus I Never Knew’ book he says, on page 197, that Jesus posed a genuine threat to the establishment in Jerusalem. More …

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Jul 26

Golden and Platinum Rules

The Golden Rule Matthew 7:12 (ESV) 12 “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets. Kant’s Categorical Imperative [Disclaimer: This is slightly off topic, because Immanuel Kant  (in the top 5 philosophers of all time) was not a Christian. He did have a strong moral …

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Jul 26

Godly Men by Rick Warren

Godly men, Timothy for example, were Caring Consistent Cooperative Considerate Courageous Audio sermon, titled A Courageous Attitude, at https://www.idisciple.org/sermon/a-courageous-attitude (also at rickwarren.org) Extensive write-up and notes here.  

Jul 26

God protects and helps those in trouble

Read Ps 34:15-22 God shows favoritism (my word, maybe the wrong word) to those who believe. https://www.idisciple.org/verse/three-things-you-must-remember-when-rejected deals with Ps 34:19 and 3 keys for dealing with rejection

May 24

Faith devo.

This devotion has a good story of faith growing from a mustard seed. Through our faithful witness, we can bless future generations to come. Let’s strengthen our homes and produce, by His grace, a legacy for the Lord. A Legacy for the Lord Did He not make them one, having a remnant of the Spirit? …

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May 21

Judgement of Believers’ Works

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Apr 21

Four Alls of the Great Commission

http://www.cmfnow.com/articles/pt570.htm http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1104232498086-161/The+Four+Alls+of+the+Great+Commission+-+Copy.pdf Matthew takes us from the particular to the universal (Jewish disciples to disciples from all nations The Four “Alls” of a Truly Comprehensive Vision The Four “Alls” of a Truly Comprehensive Vision

Apr 07

7 Free Online Tools for Sermon Writing

http://www.concordiatechnology.org/blog/2016/03/7-free-online-tools-for-sermon-writing?utm_content=25259776&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter 6th one is Christian Classics Ethereal Library  – The mission of the Christian Classics Ethereal Library (CCEL) is to build up the church by making classic Christian literature widely available and promoting its use for edification and study by interested Christians, seekers and scholars. The CCEL accomplishes this by selecting, collecting, distributing, and promoting …

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Apr 05

Responsibility v Accountability

There are many ideas relative to Responsibility and Accountability that come from episode 5 of Christianity 101 by Kirk Winslow (Jesus at 2 a.m.) I prefer being responsible over accountable. more later.

Mar 24

The Three Bowls of Jesus’ Last 24 Hours on Earth

I like the comparison and contrast of the Three Bowls of Jesus’ Last 24 Hours on Earth Wash basin: Jesus Washes the disciples feet (at the Last Supper).  He showed us that we are to be servants of others. Bowl of bread: broken and shared together at the Last Supper. Fellowship. Remembrance. Institution of the …

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