Monthly Archives: October 2012

John 8:1-11 & Luke 7:36-50 The Power of His Forgiveness

John 8:1-11 and Luke 7:36-50 teach a powerful lesson about the Savior’s willingness and ability to forgive sin.  In the scriptures, when people genuinely cry out to Jesus to be forgiven, He always responds with a granting of this request.  … Continue reading

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Luke 4:1-13 Putting Conditions on God’s Love

Today we examined the temptations Christ faced from a different perspective.  In verses 9-11 Satan asks the Savior to put conditions on God’s love.  He says essentially, “Hey, you’re Jesus- I mean, you’re very important!  Jump off this tower and … Continue reading

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Mark 5 The Touch of the Master’s Hand

Mark 5 tells the account of a woman who wanted to be healed but could not, even after she had “spent all that she had” (Mark 5:26).  Now, by touching Jesus, she knew that she was breaking a Levitical law … Continue reading

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Matthew 18: A Ten Thousand Talent God

A teaching that is relevant to teenagers in Matthew 18 has to do with the God that we worship.  Teenagers worry about how their actions affect their relationship with Jesus Christ.  They sometimes have the feeling that they are not … Continue reading

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Matthew 15: Enough and to Spare

Matthew 15 details the discussion Jesus has with the Pharisees regarding the traditions of the elders (Matthew 15:1-15).  At issue is the condition of our heart.  Why do we do the things that we do? The second section of this … Continue reading

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Matthew 14: Peer Pressure

Matthew 14 illustrates to young people the fact that there are times when we associate with the wrong people, we put ourselves in positions that can quickly spiral out of control.  Herod and Herodias are in an unlawful relationship, and … Continue reading

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