Test Everything
May 2018 - May 2019

Teachings dedicated to answering general questions or offering insights on a variety of topics in under 45 minutes.

Answering Atheists
May 2018 - May 2019

These teachings address some of the typical criticisms of our faith.

Parashah Points
Feb 2019 - May 2019

A Series of short thoughts or meditations to consider from the weekly Torah Portion.

Messages
May 2018 - Mar 2019

Occasionally 119 simply has more of a "message" versus a "teaching."

You will find such messages of encouragement here.

Topical Sermons
Mar 2019

Topical Sermons on Biblical Subjects.

For sermon preparation, teaching Bible classes, or your own personal study of God's Word.

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Textual Sermons
Mar 2019

Textual Sermons Grouped by the Books of the Bible.

For sermon preparation, teaching Bible classes, or your own personal study of God's Word.

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Study Guides
Mar 2019

Study Guides for the Books of the Bible.

For sermon preparation, teaching Bible classes, or your own personal study of God's Word.

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Powerpoint Sermons
Mar 2019

Powerpoint Sermons

For sermon preparation, teaching Bible classes, or your own personal study of God's Word.

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Gospel of Luke
Mar 2019

One of the essential qualities of a good doctor is compassion. People need to know that their doctor cares. Even if he or she doesn’t know what is wrong or isn’t sure what to do, real concern is always a doctor’s good medicine. Doctor Luke was a person of compassion. Although we know few facts of his life, Luke has left us a strong impression of himself by what he wrote. In his Gospel, he emphasizes Jesus Christ’s compassion. He vividly recorded both the power demonstrated by Christ’s life and the care with which Christ treated people. Luke highlighted the relationships Jesus had with women. His writing in Acts is full of sharp verbal pictures of real people caught up in the greatest events of history. Luke was also a doctor. He had a traveling medical practice as Paul’s companion. Since the gospel was often welcomed with whips and stones, the doctor was undoubtedly seldom without patients. It is even possible that Paul’s "thorn in the flesh" was some kind of physical ailment that needed Luke’s regular attention (2 Cor. 12:7). Paul deeply appreciated Luke’s skills and faithfulness. God also made special use of Luke as the historian of the early church. Repeatedly, the details of Luke’s descriptions have been proven accurate. The first words in his Gospel indicate his interest in the truth. Luke’s compassion reflected his Lord’s. Luke’s skill as a doctor helped Paul. His passion for the facts as he recorded the life of Christ, the spread of the early church, and the lives of Christianity’s missionaries gives us dependable sources for the basis of our faith. He accomplished all this while staying out of the spotlight. Perhaps his greatest example is the challenge to greatness even when we are not the center of attention.

Gospel of Matthew
Mar 2019

More than any other disciple, Matthew had a clear idea of how much it would cost to follow Jesus, yet he did not hesitate a moment. When he left his tax- collecting booth, he guaranteed himself unemployment. For several of the other disciples, there was always fishing to return to, but for Matthew, there was no turning back. Two changes happened to Matthew when he decided to follow Jesus. First, Jesus gave him a new life. He not only belonged to a new group; he belonged to the Son of God. He was not just accepting a different way of life; he was now an accepted person. For a despised tax collector, that change must have been wonderful! Second, Jesus gave Matthew a new purpose for his skills. When he followed Jesus, the only tool from his past job that he carried with him was his pen. From the beginning, God had made him a record keeper. Jesus’ call eventually allowed him to put his skills to their finest work. Matthew was a keen observer, and he undoubtedly recorded what he saw going on around him. The Gospel that bears his name came as a result. Matthew’s experience points out that each of us, from the beginning, is one of God’s works in progress. Much of what God has for us he gives long before we are able to consciously respond to him. He trusts us with skills and abilities ahead of schedule. He has made each of us capable of being his servant. When we trust him with what he has given us, we begin a life of real adventure. Matthew couldn’t have known that God would use the very skills he had sharpened as a tax collector to record the greatest story ever lived. And God has no less meaningful a purpose for each one of us. Have you recognized Jesus saying to you, "Follow me"? What has been your response?