Archive for June, 2010

“You Thought I Was Just Like You” Ps. 50:16-21

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

By Jon W. Quinn

There are some things in which we are like God. This is not surprising, because we are His offspring and have been created in His spiritual image (Genesis 1:26,27; Acts 17:24-29). We can think, love and make moral decisions. We have a spirit and God is spirit.

But, there are also huge differences between ourselves and God. There always have been and always will be. It is those differences that man sometimes forgets, and that leads to careless living.

The Psalmist talked about this. He wrote:

“But to the wicked God says, “What right have you to tell of My statutes, And to take My covenant in your mouth? For you hate discipline, And you cast My words behind you. When you… Continue reading

Weekly Bible Reading: Week Twenty-Six

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

Week Twenty-Six

  1. 1 Kings 16-18; 2 Chr. 15-16; Matt. 23
  2. 1 Kings 19-21; 2 Chr. 17; Matt. 24
  3. 1 Kings 22; 2 Chr. 18-19; Matt. 25
  4. 2 Kings 1-3; Ps. 82; Matt. 26
  5. 2 Kings 4-5; Ps. 83; Matt. 27

The Great Physician

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

When we’re young, we think we will live forever but as we grow older we go to our physician so that we might get the help we need to get better. Jesus was criticized by the Jews for eating with sinners. Jesus responded, “It is not those who are well who need a physician but those who are sick. I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance” (Luke 5:31-32). The Gentiles knew that they were sinners and went to the Great Physician for spiritual healing while the Jews didn’t think they needed God’s help.

In this lesson, we will learn about the Great Physician!



There Are Things Fathers Can Do That Mothers Cannot

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

by Randy Blackaby

There are elements of child-rearing that mothers simply cannot accomplish alone. The greatest mother cannot replace a father. Neither can step-dads, boyfriends, or other males.

This isn’t an assault on mothers. It is a plea to recognize the critical role God has given fathers.

There was a day when this was broadly understood. But the popular notion today is that a mother can work a little harder and be both mom and dad. Or, that another man can step in and do the job, after the real father has failed to many the mother, divorced her, or himself been divorced.

That mothers cannot do a father’s job is in evidence all around us. Child poverty, juvenile crime, an epidemic of unwed pregnancy, and… Continue reading

Weekly Bible Reading: Week Twenty-Five

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

Week Twenty-Five

  1. Song of Sol. 1-3; Ps. 94; Matt. 18
  2. Song of Sol. 4-6; Matt. 19
  3. Song of Sol. 7-8; 1 Kings 12; 2 Chr. 10-11; Mt. 20
  4. 1 Kings 13-14; 2 Chr. 12; Matt. 21
  5. 1 Kings 15; 2 Chr. 13-14; Matt. 22

Weekly Bible Reading: Week Twenty-four

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

Week Twenty-Four

  1. Proverbs 29-30; Ps. 60, 33; Matt. 13
  2. Proverbs 31; Eccles. 1-2; Matt. 14
  3. Eccles. 3-5; Ps. 45; Matt. 15
  4. Eccles. 6-7; Ps. 18; Matt. 16
  5. Eccles. 8-12; Matt. 17

The Rest Were Hardened

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

By Jeff S. Smith

Paul addressed the difficulty in converting Jews to Jesus Christ by pointing out that it was not that God had rejected them.

He, of course, was evidence of that, “an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, a member of the tribe of Benjamin” (Romans 11:1). Like the seven thousand sets of believing knees in Elijah’s day, God had reserved a remnant of Hebrew believers in Christ’s as well. It was a remnant chosen by grace and one that had not fallen prey to the spiritual hardening that characterized those who would be lost instead.… Continue reading

Weekly Bible Reading: Week Twenty-three

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

Week Twenty-Three

  1. Proverbs 9-12; Matt. 8
  2. Proverbs 13-15; Matt. 9
  3. Proverbs 16-19; Matt. 10
  4. Proverbs 20-23; Matt. 11
  5. Proverbs 24-28; Matt. 12