Idols of the Soul
Michael Fracker

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Key Thought: By knowing who Jesus is, we can become more like Him in our characters and lives. Idols of the Soul – May 21 – 27, 2016 1. Have a volunteer read Matthew 18:21,22. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. b. Why is … [Click to read more …]

Looking Ahead: Idols of the Soul (and Other Lessons from Jesus)
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Looking Ahead

I recently listened to Professor Patricia Greenfield from UCLA describe how television shows watched by pre-teenagers have shifted from community-based issues to fame-based issues during the last fifteen years. Our young people are now encouraged to aim for fame while their sports heroes engage in “trash talk” that displays no humility but only arrogance and pride. … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Idols of the Soul
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Read for This Week’s Study: Eccles. 9:10; Matt. 18:1-4; Matt. 18:21-35; Matt. 19:16-30; Gal. 3:21-22; Matt. 19:27. Memory Text:“At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, ‘Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?’” (Matthew 18:1, NIV). As human beings, we are products of our environment, of our culture. These greatly … [Click to read more …]

Is the Church Infallible?
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And I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven. Whatever you forbid on earth will be forbidden in heaven, and whatever you permit on earth will be permitted in heaven.” Matthew 16:19 NLT  Many believe that in Matthew 16, Jesus was setting Peter up as the first pope and giving the church … [Click to read more …]