What are the terms of enlistment and level of dedication involved? This PowerPoint lesson covers these things as well as taking a look what kind of soldier some might be- a "Reservist," "AWOL," or "MIA." The book of Ephesians is the primary text for the sermon.
The problem of “self-righteousness,” or the “holier than thou” attitude and accompanying actions, has been around a long time. But things are changing somewhat in that regard. After all, when was the last time you heard someone actually use the word “thou” in a sentence who wasn’t reading the KJV, or wasn’t on some TV show about the Amish?
No one needs to be told that ours has become a “dog eat dog” and “what have you done for me lately” world. One casualty (or culprit?) of this trend has been the loss of loyalty. What we may not realize is how this loss of loyalty has affected our physical and spiritual relationships....
This PowerPoint lesson considers a common misconception of Romans 8:28- that God "some how, some way" causes even the bad choices we make, and the bad situations that often result from them, turn out "for the best" in the long run. If such is what the passage means, wouldn't we be controlling God by our bad choices? Several biblical examples, and contextual considerations, are provided to show that this clearly isn't the meaning of the passage.