Preacher: Pastor Ray Text: Matt 15:21-28 For what kind of faith does Jesus offer His highest commendation? Answer: a faith that is not easily offended. A Canaanite woman overcame the following: 1) Jesus’ silence, 2) disciples who were annoyed by her, 3) Jesus’ confusing statement toward her, and 4) what appears as an outright insult […]
Preachers: Pastor Ray, Pastor DuBerry Texts: 1 Thess 5:14, 1 Kings 17:1-16, Luke 4:22-26, John 6:53-69 We can see various snapshots of faith by looking at the prophet Elijah with the widow at Zarephath and Jesus with Peter/disciples.
Preacher: Pastor Ray Bearing fruit and becoming like Jesus takes time. May the Lord teach us to be patient. Discussion Questions Read Mark 7:1-23. – Why is Jesus critical of the Pharisees? – Examine the condition of your heart. Is it close to the Lord or far off? How can you tell? – How did […]
5) JESUS RELEASED HIS DISCIPLES INTO THE HARVEST FIELD Jesus taught the disciples and allowed them to observe how he ministered. But also, Jesus gave them firsthand experience by releasing them into the harvest field. Jesus sent out the 12 to minister and then later in the gospels he sent out seventy disciples to minister. […]
Sources on what happened to Jesus’ disciples: Source #1: Hippolytus of Rome – Birth unknown, died around 236 AD Source #2: Eusebius – Was the Bishop of Caesarea in Palestine, known as the “Father of Church History” because he wrote about the church history. Lived around 260-341 AD 1 – Judas We all know what […]