Sermons on Sin

Sermons on Sin

The Blindfold of Apathy

Handout Do you know what was the most frequently performed healing of Jesus? Curing blindness. There are at least 5 specific episodes in which Jesus resolved someone’s physical blindness (Matthew 9:27-31; 12:22; Mark 10:46-52; Luke 8:22-26; John 9:1-7) as well as references to Jesus healing numerous others who were blind (Matthew 15:30; Luke 7:21). Maybe the reason Jesus so frequently remedied physical blindness was to expose our need for better spiritual vision. “And to the angel of the church in…

The Blindfold of Negativity

Handout Do you know what was the most frequently performed healing of Jesus? Curing blindness. There are at least 5 specific episodes in which Jesus resolved someone’s physical blindness (Matthew 9:27-31; 12:22; Mark 10:46-52; Luke 8:22-26; John 9:1-7) as well as references to Jesus healing numerous others who were blind (Matthew 15:30; Luke 7:21). Maybe the reason Jesus so frequently remedied physical blindness was to expose our need for better spiritual vision. Pride goes before destruction,     and a haughty spirit…

Angry With God

Jonah 3 records how Jonah finally preached, Nineveh penitently responded, and God graciously relented. If the story ended there, it would be like a fairy tale with the perfect “happily ever after” conclusion. However, there is more to this story. Jonah 4 records Jonah’s frustration over Nineveh’s fate, causing us to ponder some questions. Why was Jonah angry, was Jonah’s anger appropriate, and what should we take away from God’s confrontation of Jonah’s anger? Sermon Handout 4 But it displeased Jonah…
Upside Down

The Mourners

In Matthew 5:4, Jesus said, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” In other words, Jesus indicated that citizens of God’s kingdom manifest good grief, but what is He talking about? The mourning that is blessed is that which laments the absence of God’s reign. Thus, good grief is, as one preacher said, “mourning any time the will of God is not being done on earth like it is in heaven.” Sermon Handout 4 “Blessed are those who…

Snakes On A Van – Part 2

SNAKES ON A VAN – PART 2 A continuing study on ways teens can sabotage their own youth group. Let’s study “Inappropriateness,” “Exclusivity” and “Apathy” in a candid, loving and biblical way. “ANIMAL KINGDOM: DO YOU WANT TO LEAVE THE ZOO?” This was the BYG Summer Series on Wednesday nights during 2017. Lessons are presented by Jeremy Pate, Youth Minister at the Buford church of Christ, unless noted. These lessons are based off of 1 Timothy 3:15, “if I delay,…

Snakes On A Van – Part 1

SNAKES ON A VAN – PART 1 What are some of the ways that teens sabotage their own youth group? How can we have fun without “biting and devouring” one another? A study of “Negativity” and “Gossip” in a candid, loving and biblical way. “ANIMAL KINGDOM: DO YOU WANT TO LEAVE THE ZOO?” This was the BYG Summer Series on Wednesday nights during 2017. Lessons are presented by Jeremy Pate, Youth Minister at the Buford church of Christ, unless noted.…
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