"The opening statement in our study is frightening (at least it should be). God knows our hearts! Not the one we rationalize sin away with—our real hearts! The Pharisees were sneering because Jesus just nailed them about loving money! We, like the Pharisees, often reject the Word of God because it hits a little too close to home."
Sunday Morning First Service
August 4, 2019 • Ron Arbaugh
Sunday Morning First Service • September 15, 2019 • Ron Arbaugh
"The principle meaning of this parable (and what follows) is only understood when connected with what we just read (in the previous chapter) regarding when the kingdom of God was coming. This is not a teaching out of chronological order; it is intended (we know from verses 7-8) that it must be understood in the context of the 2nd coming of Jesus—the Day of the Lord."
Sunday Morning Second Service • September 1, 2019 • Ron Arbaugh
"It has always been true that people misunderstand God’s kingdom on earth. People—then and now—view it as though something is going to happen to them. Jesus explains that it is something that happens in them. As we prepare our hearts for this Bible study, let’s ask the Lord to help us understand how the Kingdom of God can occur right here, right now."
Sunday Morning First Service • August 25, 2019 • Ron Arbaugh
"Please understand that being brand-new is the whole point of this story! You were once lost in sin; you no longer are. You were once headed for an eternity of torment and torture; you no longer need be! That’s why being brand-new (as opposed to being an improved version of the old-you) is the only way to start all over."