The Parable of the Two Debtors

The Parable of the Two Debtors
I. The parable is recorded in MAT 18:23-35.
A. This is a parable pertaining to the kingdom of heaven. As such, it especially applies to
conduct among brethren in the church.
B. It follows on the heels of obvious church instruction in the area of personal offenses.
MAT 18:15-17.
C. It was prompted by Peter's inquiry about the extent or frequency of forgiving an offending brother. MAT18:21-22.
II. In overview, this parable teaches us:
A. we are indebted to God because of sin.
B. the wisdom of avoiding debt and humbling self with creditors.

The Bible: Why? How? Part 3

The Bible: Why? How?
I. The invisible God and Creator has revealed Himself by three means.
A. General revelation in nature. ROM 1:20 c/w PSA 19:1; ACT 14:17.
1. Nature only reveals His existence and power (creative and destructive).
2. Nature does not reveal His purpose or will, nor does it reveal specifics about sin,
forgiveness, reconciliation, the afterlife, etc.
3. Nature’s message is subject to ambiguous interpretation, as is evident by the variety
of superstitions derived from natural phenomena.

Am I Saved?

Am I Saved?
1. This study concerns the eternal (not temporal) salvation of sinners.
2. It should be a matter of concern to believers.
A. All men are sinners and are deserving of eternal damnation. ROM 3:9, 23.
B. Relatively few are God’s children. MAT 22:14; LUK 13:23-24.
C. Many who think they are God’s children are not. MAT 7:21-23.
D. Considering the horrors of hell heightens this concern. ROM 2:8-9.
3. Being a child of God is a matter of the greatest importance. If we can but know we are children of God, it puts all other losses in perspective. ROM 8:16-18.

Saints' Internal Responsibilities Part 4

Saints’ Internal Responsibilities
(“What am I supposed to do as a member?”)
I. This study focuses on the particular responsibilities of church members as a church.
A. We have corporate public responsibilities that all are obliged to perform.
B. We have mutual individual responsibilities in relating one to another.
C. Some have special responsibilities, such as pastors or deacons (where called for).
D. All are to have a service mentality. MAT 20:25-27; GAL 5:13; 2TI 2:24 c/w 2CO 4:5.
1. Those who love preeminence do not fit nor benefit the church. 3JO 1:9-10.

Saints' Internal Responsibilities Part 3

Saints’ Internal Responsibilities
(“What am I supposed to do as a member?”)
I. This study focuses on the particular responsibilities of church members as a church.
A. We have corporate public responsibilities that all are obliged to perform.
B. We have mutual individual responsibilities in relating one to another.
C. Some have special responsibilities, such as pastors or deacons (where called for).
D. All are to have a service mentality. MAT 20:25-27; GAL 5:13; 2TI 2:24 c/w 2CO 4:5.
1. Those who love preeminence do not fit nor benefit the church. 3JO 1:9-10.

Saints' Internal Responsibilities Part 2

Saints’ Internal Responsibilities
(“What am I supposed to do as a member?”)
I. This study focuses on the particular responsibilities of church members as a church.
A. We have corporate public responsibilities that all are obliged to perform.
B. We have mutual individual responsibilities in relating one to another.
C. Some have special responsibilities, such as pastors or deacons (where called for).
D. All are to have a service mentality. MAT 20:25-27; GAL 5:13; 2TI 2:24 c/w 2CO 4:5.
1. Those who love preeminence do not fit nor benefit the church. 3JO 1:9-10.

The Bible: Why? How? Part 2

The Bible: Why? How?
I. The invisible God and Creator has revealed Himself by three means.
A. General revelation in nature. ROM 1:20 c/w PSA 19:1; ACT 14:17.
1. Nature only reveals His existence and power (creative and destructive).
2. Nature does not reveal His purpose or will, nor does it reveal specifics about sin,
forgiveness, reconciliation, the afterlife, etc.
3. Nature’s message is subject to ambiguous interpretation, as is evident by the variety
of superstitions derived from natural phenomena.

Saints' Internal Responsibilities Part 1

Saints’ Internal Responsibilities
(“What am I supposed to do as a member?”)
I. This study focuses on the particular responsibilities of church members as a church.
A. We have corporate public responsibilities that all are obliged to perform.
B. We have mutual individual responsibilities in relating one to another.
C. Some have special responsibilities, such as pastors or deacons (where called for).
D. All are to have a service mentality. MAT 20:25-27; GAL 5:13; 2TI 2:24 c/w 2CO 4:5.
1. Those who love preeminence do not fit nor benefit the church. 3JO 1:9-10.

The Woman at the Well


Successful Christianity Now Part 4

Successful Christianity Now
I. This study sets forth the importance of not letting the past impede victory and progress in the present.
A. We do not live in the past and cannot change the past.
B. Decision-making is for the present and has implications for the future, not the past.
C. We do well to live in the present under the present law of Christ in this present evil
world. GAL1:4.
1. The past law of Moses served its purpose but could perfect nothing.
HEB 7:19; 9:9.
2. The entire law of the sinless future world is not the rule for us now.
LUK 20:34-36.