The Teachings of Jesus

Matthew 24-25

October 18, 2020 • Jim Gallagher

This age will come to an end when Jesus Christ sets up His kingdom here on earth. We know not the time nor the place He will come. When He does will you be ready to join Him? Make sure you have surrendered your life to Jesus, and you have committed your life to serving Him. Right now, pray for someone you know (a friend or family member who lives far away) who is not a believer that they will be influenced to believe and be born again by someone near them. SUPPORTING VERSES: Daniel 2:34-36 Daniel 2:44 Daniel 7:13-14

Matthew 13:47-50

October 11, 2020 • Jim Gallagher

A Dragnet is used to catch everything of a certain size or larger. The catch will later be sorted and some saved and some discarded. This story is used her to illustrate the Primary Message of the Bible. The Bedrock Truths of the Bible are: 1) Repentance, 2) the Doctrine of Baptism, 3) the Laying on of Hands, 4) the Resurrection of the Dead, and 5) the Eternal Judgment. SUPPORTING Cross references: John 5:28-29 Acts 17:30-31, Acts 24:15-16 Matthew 25:31-34; 41; 46 Ecclesiastes 12:14 (NIV) Matthew 12:36; Matthew 5:27-28 Romans 2:16; Romans 3:23, 28 Galatians 2:16 Revelation 20:11-15 John 5:24 John 1:12-13

Matthew 13:44-46

October 4, 2020 • Jim Gallagher

** The Parable of the Hidden Treasure Matthew 13:44 ** The Parable of the Wheat and Tares Matthew 13:24 Matthew 13:36-38 ** The Parable of the Hidden Treasure Matthew 13:44 ** The purchase price 1 Peter 1:18-19 Mark 10:45 Colossians 1:24 ** The Parable of the Pearl of Great Price Matthew 13:45-46 Ecclesiastes 1:2 Luke 9:23 Hebrews 11:24-26 ACTION ITEMS: *Spend a few minutes contemplating the love God has for you *Spend a few minutes contemplating the Love God has for others *What is a practical way you can show God’s love to others *What are you willing to lay down for the sake of His kingdom

Matthew 13:31-33

September 13, 2020 • Jim Gallagher

**Parable of the mustard seed **Unnatural / Supernatural Growth - Word is powerful - Messenger is anointed - Gifts are provided - Situations are prearranged **Parable of the Leaven **The Gospel works inwardly - Part of the process is immediate - Part of the process takes a lifetime. **Conclusion - God's method works - Math * Let’s disciple within our homes * Let’s reach out to others * Let’s look for ways to take the gospel everywhere ACTION ITEMS ** Share with others at least one way God is changing your thinking, values or lifestyle ** Talk with someone about how you will share the gospel with at least one person this week. ** Let them know how it goes SUPPORTING VERSES: Colossians 1:13-14 Luke 17:20-21 Revelation 11:15 Colossians 1:6-7 Romans 1:16 Acts 1:4-8 1 Corinthians 12:7 Acts 8:26-30 Luke 19:8-9 Romans 7:19-20 Galatians 4:19

Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

September 6, 2020 • Jim Gallagher

When we approach the Bible, we should do it in a three step process: 1) Take it in, 2) Think it through, 3) Live it out! In this lesson Jesus presents the Parable of the Wheat and the Tares: Application Point 1 - Fruit Matters Application Point 2 - You Are Being Planted Jesus explains the parable in verses 36-43. ACTION ITEMS What fruit are you bearing to indicate you are wheat and not a weed? Where has God planted you? How are you using your current circumstances to further His kingdom? SUPPORTING VERSES: John 3:3 Galatians 3:26 Luke 17:21 Galatians 5:19-21 Galatians 5:22-23 John 15:8 Matthew 7:21 1 Corinthians 6:9

Matthew 13:1-8, 18-23

August 30, 2020 • Jim Gallagher

Jesus teaches His disciples how the Word is to be spread in this parable. He also notes how some of it will not received. In doing so, He is preparing them that they should be reckless in spreading the Word to the ends of the earth. It is our responsibility as Christians to continue spreading the Seed of the Gospel throughout the world. ACTION ITEMS: 1) Take time this week to spread the Seed of the Good News of the Gospel to at least TWO other people you know. 2) Pray for those people that their soil may be fertile for the seed to grow in them. 3) Pray for the rest of the church that others may also find fertile soil for more seeds to grow. SUPPORTING VERSES: Mark 4:13-14 Hebrews 4:12-13 Jeremiah 23:29b James 1:25 Psalms 119:105 1 Peter 2:2 Jeremiah 23:29a Mark 4:14

John 17:15-26

August 23, 2020 • Jim Gallagher

Jesus sends out His disciples with a command to go into the world, but not be of the world. He sent the Holy Spirit to help to prepare for His coming at the end of the age. ACTION ITEMS: Are there any areas where you have let the world influence the way you are thinking or living? How can you make a connection in order to invite someone to Christ? What about heaven are you most looking forward to? SUPPORTING VERSES: Hebrews 7:25 1 Timothy 2:3-4 Titus 2:11 2 Peter 3:9 John 3:16-18 John 1:12 Mark 16:15-16 Matthew 28:19-20 Romans 12:2

John 17:6-19

August 16, 2020 • Jim Gallagher

Mark 1:17 - Then Jesus said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you become fishers of men.” SUMMARY POINTS: Point 1 - The believer is Called Out (of the world) Point 2 - The believer is Sent Back (into the world) -Jesus was sent into the world with purpose! -Jesus came with authority! -Jesus came in power! Point 3 - The believer needs to be on guard ACTION ITEMS: 1) This week invite at least one person who might not be a believer to come to Christ or to come with you to church (or watch online) 2) In what ways have you allowed worldly thinking to affect how you view: -Relationships -Family -Politics -Lifestyle -Finances What changes can you make? SUPPORTING VERSES: John 17:16 John 17:14 Luke 4:33-34 John 17:6 John 17:18 John 17:11 John 17:15

John 17:1-5

August 9, 2020 • Jim Gallagher

The Subject of His Prayer 1. Jesus sought God 2. Jesus sought to glorify God 3. Jesus sought to bring others to God 4. Jesus sought a future reward ACTION ITEMS: Are you seeking God? Are you seeking to glorify God? Are you seeking to bring others to God? Are you seeking a future (spiritual) reward?

John 16:12-33

August 1, 2020 • Nate Gallagher

SUMMARY POINTS: Point 1: Promise of Truth Point 2: Promise of Joy Point 3: promise of peace ACTION ITEMS: 1. Is there sorrow in your life that could actually be a source of Joy? 2. Pray that God would give you Peace in the midst of Tribulation. We can't neglect the power of Prayer! 3. Join our daily Bible Reading Plan.

John 16:1-11

July 26, 2020 • Jim Gallagher

SUMMARY: - God never intended man to live independently from Him - God never intended man to serve independently of Him God wants to partner with us, to enable us. Jesus will equip us and send the Holy Spirit to help us. ACTION ITEMS: * Are you ready to face eternity? * Who have you told about Jesus lately? SUPPORTING VERSES: John 16:1-11 2 Corinthians 5:19 Romans 8:26 Acts 1:8 Micah 3:8 Judges 3:10; Judges 6:34; Judges 14:6 Luke 1:35; Luke 11:13

John 15:9-27

July 19, 2020 • Jim Gallagher

Point 1 - Jesus creates a culture of love Point 2 - Hatred will arise Point 3 - We are not alone ACTION ITEM: LOVE one another, as Jesus has loved YOU! Find someone this week to whom you can spread that love. But do so honestly and with humility. SUPPORTING VERSES: 1 - Matthew 22:36-39; Philippians 2:3-4; 1John 3:16-17; Acts 4:32; Matt 5:44 2 - John 13:35; Acts 10:38-39; John 3:19

John 15:1-8

July 12, 2020 • Jim Gallagher

He is the TRUE VINE. God wants to come alongside us. He wants to support and fertilize our faith. "And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching." Hebrews 10:24-25 (NKJV) SUPPORTING VERSES: Romans 10:8-9 Luke 13:6-9

John 14:1

July 5, 2020 • Nate Gallagher

Point 1: Greater Things - Be His Witness! Point 2: Holy Spirit - Be Empowered! Point 3: His Promises - Be Assured! ACTION ITEMS: * Believe in Jesus * Love Jesus * Keep Jesus' Commandments

John 14:7-14

June 28, 2020 • Jim Gallagher

Point 1: It is IMPORTANT TO BELIEVE IN JESUS Point 2: It is REASONABLE TO BELIEVE IN JESUS Point 3: The BIBLE is NOT A DEFENSIVE WEAPON! Action Items: * What are some practical ways you can minister to others under your current circumstances? * Reach out to a least TWO people today and ask how you can pray for them. Supporting Verses: Colossians 2:9-10 Ecclesiastes 3:11 Exodus 32:4 “http://...this is your god...” John 3:36 John 5:24 John 6:47 John 11:25 John 14:6 Matthew 11:2-6 Luke 4:17-21 Matthew 12:38-40