Jonah’s Seldom Emphasized but Important Lessons

Most Christians are well-familiar with the story of Jonah. And therefore, this PowerPoint lesson only briefly recounts the basic story and main points of it.  But, it then endeavors to consider some "lesser" (as in "not the main") points of the story which, nonetheless, have significant application value. 

 

Selfish or Selfless?

This PowerPoint lesson is based on the premise that, "Selfishness is the common cause of most of our problems, and selflessness is God's answer for them."  It progress to show selfishness can and will destroy our marriages, friendships, fellowships with one another, and our relationship with God.  Selflessness is also shown to be the solution for all the problems selfishness causes. 

 

Hating Evil and Loving Good

The word of God says, “Hate evil, you who love the Lord…” inPsalm 97:10; and, “Hate evil, love good…” inAmos 5:15.  This is certainly not going to be a hate-fomenting article; the world has far too much of that already.  And, to point out what should be obvious, God (not man!) gets to determine what is “evil” and what is “good,” and does so through the revelation of His Word to us in the Bible, Galatians 5:19-25.  But aside from these things, here’s the question we should be asking, “Is there a difference betweenhating what is evil andloving what is good/right?”  Can one be done without the other?  The answer is, “Yes,” and “Yes.”  One can “hate evil,” and even be repulsed by it, without really “loving right.”

 

Devotion to Spiritual Education in the Home

Most Christians recognize that God entrusts parents with the spiritual education of their children.  This was true under the Old Law (Deuteronomy 6:6,7), and is equally true under the Law of Christ (Ephesians 6:4).  From the passage in Ephesians, we recognize that the burden of this responsibility falls squarely on the shoulders of fathers as the spiritual leaders in the home.  At the same time, we understand that mothers have the obligation to aid their husbands in the spiritual development of the children (Genesis 2:18).

 

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Men’s One-Day Study: “The Selection, Appoinment, and Duties of Elders”

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“If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.”

- Romans 10:9-10

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