The Life of the Branch is in the Vine! John 15:1–16:4. Sunday School, November 8, 2020

John 15:1-16:4 is the heart of Jesus’ last conversation with His disciples. First we have Jesus’ promise: “Abide in Me and you will bear much fruit” (John 15:1-11). Then Jesus’ command: “Love one another as I have loved you” (John 15:12-17). Finally, Jesus’ warning: “in the world you will face persecution” (15:18-16:4). Jesus shows us how to live in Him (15:1-11), in the church (15:12-17), and in the world (15:18-16:4). Check out recorded explanation of this passage below.

“God and Do Likewise!” Luke 10:25-37. Sunday School, October 18, 2020.

Last week we heard Jesus’ command to love our enemies. The picture above of the Mennonite Dirk Willems, who in 1569 saved his persuer at the cost of his own execution, embodies that love. Today we listen to Jesus’ parable of the Good Samaritan and his teaching on loving our “neighbor” as ourselves. For a concise explanation of this parable, click below:

“Does Same-Sex Practice have a Negative Medical and Social Impact on Society?” Podcast 10 in the series entitled “An Issue for Our Time: the Bible and Same-Sex Practice.”

Sunday School, October 11, 2020. “Generous Living by the Grace of a Generous God.” Luke 6:27-38

In this Sunday’s lesson we have the heart of Jesus’ teaching about Christian conduct: “Love your enemies.” “Pray for those who abuse you.” “Forgive, and you will be forgiven.” What does it all mean? To enjoy a concise exposition of this passage, click the recording below:

“Generous Living by the Grace of a Generous God”

“Apart from Romans 1:24-27, the New Testament Doesn’t Say Anything about Same-Sex Practice, Does it?” Podcast 8 in the series, “An Issue for Our Time: the Bible and Same-Sex Practice.”

You’ve heard people say that same-sex practice is a minor or side issue in the New Testament? Well, in today’s ten-minute podcast, we have a look at that question. You can listen to “Apart from Romans 1:24-27, the New Testament Doesn’t Say Anything about Same-Sex Practice, Does it?” by clicking here and then by clicking on podcast 8.

September 27, 2020. Sunday school. Series Title: “God Redeems a Dysfunctional Family.” Lesson Title: “True Repentance and Genuine Forgiveness.” Genesis 44-45.

Today’s lesson brings this series about Joseph and his brothers to a conclusion. Today we see how tough love and godly sorrow produce the fruit of true repentance and genuine forgiveness. True repentance and genuine forgiveness, in turn, are the foundation of reconciliation and wholeness of life. For a concise exposition of today’s lesson, click below: