Category: Teaching Topics

Thorns of Worry

Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. The seed falling among the thorns refers to someone who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, making it unfruitful. Matthew 13:7, 22 … Continue reading Thorns of Worry

What Is That In Your Hand?

Passing alongside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men.” Mark 1:16-17 Ron’s father, … Continue reading What Is That In Your Hand?

The Deliverer

It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.  Galatians 5:1 None of us likes the idea of being yoked to anyone or anything; it repels.  The thought conjures up … Continue reading The Deliverer

When We Need To Re-live Beautiful Moments

Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before Him.  Jesus straightened up and said to her, “Woman, where are they?  Has no one condemned you?”  She said, “No one, sir.”  And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you.  Go your way, and from now … Continue reading When We Need To Re-live Beautiful Moments

The Yoke of Slavery

I am the Lord your God, which brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, that you should not be their slaves; and I have broken the bands of your yoke, and made you to upright. Leviticus 26:13 When ‘yoke’ is used, especially in … Continue reading The Yoke of Slavery

The Yoke of Shame

Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not count his sin. Romans 4:7-8 Every person is born with a sense of shame because of Adam and Eve’s sin. We know … Continue reading The Yoke of Shame

You Can Thrive

“Other seeds fell on good soil and produced grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. As for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it. He indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a … Continue reading You Can Thrive

The Mistakes of 2019

Failure.  It’s instinctive to handle it poorly.  Because of that, it’s impossible to see 2020 as a clean slate if I’m not at peace with my yesterdays. What are the wrong ways to handle failure?  There are at least two. 1. Underestimate it. When I … Continue reading The Mistakes of 2019

Mourning and Comforters

Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4 None of us is lacking for reasons to mourn. If we see the world the way it truly is, through the lens of the Gospel, it is enough to cause deep sadness. We … Continue reading Mourning and Comforters

A Takeover But Not Of The Hostile Kind

[Samuel said to Saul] The Spirit of the LORD will come upon you and you will prophesy with them and will be transformed into another man. And let it be when these signs come upon you that you do as occasion serves you, for God … Continue reading A Takeover But Not Of The Hostile Kind