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Paul's Proclamation in Rome
Acts 28:23-31

Applying the points of history to those who experienced it comes quite easily...unless I get so engrossed in the history that I miss the points. But these things happened in part "for our admonition" (1 Corinthians 10:11). How foolish to miss out on that benefit! My distraction from that is my loss.

What, then, might God have for me, tucked away in this history? Maybe this: "persuading them concerning Jesus." And perhaps this: "those things concerning the Lord Jesus Christ." I'm listening...I think.

What do I know concerning Jesus in the Law and the prophets?

How do I get the message of Jesus more "loose" in my lips?

Am I dismissive of or uninterested in any portion of God's message?

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Prayer Brings Deliverance
Acts 12:1-19

The prayer request comes over the phone via our congregational hot line. Or I get a cryptic text message from a distressed friend. Or I suddenly remember the need shared during testimony time last Sunday morning. Or I read in a news source about a Christian or church group under pressure and testing.

Now what? "Pray without ceasing" sure could turn into a time-consuming, energy-burning activity! If that bothers me or deters me, I obviously need more love and commitment.... I do want God to be able to count on me!

What moves me to pray for my church leaders?

From where do I draw peace in my adversity?

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Christian Commitment in Action
1 Thessalonians 4:1-12

"Ye ought to walk and to please God" -- How do I go about doing that in a manner that "abound[s] more and more"?

What do I know about possessing my "vessel in sanctification and honour"?

"God hath...called us...unto holiness" -- How does my Christian commitment put that into action?

God's commitment to me includes giving me His Holy Spirit. What do I include in my commitment to Him?

Am I committed to brotherly love "toward all the brethren"?

Do I make my "daily work" express my Christian commitment?

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Serving as Responsible Stewards
1 Corinthians 4:1-13

Stewards serve someone other than themselves.

Faithfulness is required of stewards.

The lord of the steward praises the faithful steward.

Stewards are not to be pitted one against another.

The steward's standard is not another steward.

The lord of the steward judges the steward.

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Whether you are Sunday School teacher, superintendent, or student, or just someone looking for encouragement and challenge, these practical commentaries on the International Sunday School Lessons should help. So scroll along and see what you can find.

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2012 -- current quarter
November 25, 2012 -- Prayer Brings Deliverance
November 25, 2012 -- Paul's Proclamation in Rome
November 18, 2012 -- Revival in the Growing Church
November 18, 2012 -- Mutual Ministry in Malta
November 11, 2012 -- Light for the Gentiles
November 11, 2012 -- Paul Sails for Rome
November 4, 2012 -- Saul -- From Persecutor to Preacher
November 4, 2012 -- Courageous Witness and Radical Gospel
October 28, 2012 -- Philip the Evangelist
October 28, 2012 -- Philip and Ethiopian Eunuch
October 21, 2012 -- Choosing Men to Serve the Church
October 21, 2012 -- Simon Wants to Buy Power
October 14, 2012 -- Suffering for Christ's Sake
October 14, 2012 -- Stephen's Martyrdom
October 7, 2012 -- The Sin of Ananias and Sapphira
October 7, 2012 -- Stephen: Spirit-Filled Deacon and Fiery Preacher
September 30, 2012 -- The Community of Believers
September 30, 2012 -- Faith Requires Mutual Love
September 23, 2012 -- Persecution and Holy Boldness
September 23, 2012 -- Faith Inspires Gratitude
September 16, 2012 -- Healing of the Lame Man
September 16, 2012 -- Faith Is Endurance
September 9, 2012 -- The Church Is Born
September 9, 2012 -- Faith Is Assurance
September 2, 2012 -- Commission and Ascension of Christ
September 2, 2012 -- Faith Calls for Perseverance

2011 -- third quarter
July 24, 2011 -- The Disobedient Prophet
July 24, 2011 -- Following Wise Leaders
July 17, 2011 -- Judgment and Deliverance
July 17, 2011 -- Help from Unexpected Sources
July 10, 2011 -- A Famine of Hearing
July 10, 2011 -- Help Is on the Way
July 3, 2011 -- The Word of the Lord
July 3, 2011 -- The Agony of Defeat
June 26, 2011 -- The Consequences of Rebellion
June 26, 2011 -- The Thrill of Victory
June 19, 2011 -- How to Return to the Lord
June 19, 2011 -- Knowing Whom to Trust
June 12, 2011 -- God's Love and Care
June 12, 2011 -- Living by the Rules
June 5, 2011 -- The Consequences of Abandoning Truth
June 5, 2011 -- A Job Well Done
Be a helper?

2011 -- second quarter
May 29, 2011 -- The Greatest Commandment
May 29, 2011 -- Appreciating Abundance
May 22, 2011 -- Marks of Greatness
May 22, 2011 -- New Beginnings
May 15, 2011 -- The Danger of Offense
May 15, 2011 -- Where We Look in Times of Trouble
May 8, 2011 -- The Secret of Spiritual Power
May 8, 2011 -- Communicating Through Symbols
May 1, 2011 -- Jesus, Lord of All Creation
May 1, 2011 -- Emulating Jesus' Attitude
April 24, 2011 -- The Burial and Resurrection and Eternal Remembrance
April 17, 2011 -- The Arrest and Trial
April 17, 2011 -- Lavishing Praise

2011 -- first quarter
February 6, 2011 -- The Day of Judgment
February 6, 2011 -- A Matter of Identity
January 2, 2011 -- Dangers of Complacency
January 2, 2011 -- Experiencing Redemption
December 26, 2010 -- The Leaven of Unsound Teaching
December 26, 2010 -- Whom Shall I Follow?
December 19, 2010 -- Wonderful in His Birth
December 19, 2010 -- Hope for Good Leadership

2010 -- third quarter
August 29, 2010 -- Honorable in Public Life
August 29, 2010 -- Keeping Commitments
August 22, 2010 -- Zealous of Good Works
August 22, 2010 -- Finding Peace
August 8, 2010 -- Serving for God's Approval
August 8, 2010 -- Giving Myself in Service to Others
August 1, 2010 -- Equipped for Difficult Times
August 1, 2010 -- Overcoming Obstacles to Rise Above the Circumstances
July 25, 2010 -- Facing Disciplines of Leadership
July 25, 2010 -- Finding Strength in God's Faithfulness
July 18, 2010 -- The Minister's Call and Commitment
July 18, 2010 -- Chosen and Called and Standing Firm
July 11, 2010 -- Steadfast Unto the End
July 11, 2010 -- Purpose in My Life: Glory to Christ
June 27, 2010 -- An Example of the Believers
June 27, 2010 -- Christian Commitment in Action
June 13, 2010 -- Serving the Lord Acceptably
June 13, 2010 -- Pleasing to God

2010 -- second quarter
March 7, 2010 -- God Is the Great Creator
March 7, 2010 -- Influencing Community Change
March 14, 2010 -- The Lord Is Our Shepherd
March 14, 2010 -- The Judge's Grace
March 21, 2010 -- God Forgives the Penitent
March 21, 2010 -- Commitment to a New Community
March 28, 2010 -- God Superintends History
March 28, 2010 -- Gaining Acceptance in Community
April 4, 2010 -- His Suffering and Glorified Son
April 4, 2010 -- Pain and Joy
April 11, 2010 -- God Gives Us His Word
April 11, 2010 -- Living in the Light of Love
April 18, 2010 -- God Blesses Families
April 18, 2010 -- The Necessity of Love

2010 -- first quarter
December 6, 2009 -- Preparation for the Messiah
December 6, 2009 -- A Son Is Born
December 13, 2009 -- Touched With Our Weakness
December 13, 2009 -- An Unexpected Sign for the Messiah's Birth
December 20, 2009 -- Made in the Likeness of Men
December 27, 2009 -- More Than a Prophet
December 27, 2009 -- Searching for a Child
January 3, 2010 -- The Greatest Sign
January 10, 2010 -- Faithful Unto Death
January 10, 2010 -- Facing Temptation
January 17, 2010 -- Faith That Moves God
January 24, 2010 -- The Crisis of Forgiveness
January 24, 2010 -- Inviting the Weary
January 31, 2010 -- A Choice That Forfeits Heaven
January 31, 2010 -- Overcoming Rejection
February 7, 2010 -- The King as a Servant
February 14, 2010 -- Ready for the Bridegroom's Call
February 14, 2010 -- Declaring Allegiance
February 21, 2010 -- Perils of the Endtime
February 21, 2010 -- Mountaintop Experiences
February 28, 2010 -- The Great Separation
February 28, 2010 -- Extravagant Love

1992 - 2009

8-392 -- A Firm Stand Against False Teaching
9-392 -- Faithfulness in the Latter Times

1-492 -- Abram Obeys God's Call
2-492 -- The Lord Calls Moses
3-492 -- God Calls Joshua to Lead His People
4-492 -- Deborah Inspires Faith in God
5-492 -- Israel Requests a King
6-492 -- God Chooses David as King
7-492 -- King Solomon Chooses Wisdom
8-492 -- Josiah Helps Judah Back to God
9-492 -- Faithful Elijah
10-492 -- Courageous Amos
11-492 -- Hosea, the Prophet of a Broken Home
12-492 -- Micah Pleads for Godly Living
13-492 -- Jeremiah, a Prophet of Judgment

December 20, 1992 -- The Birth and Reception of Jesus

April 25, 1993 -- Jesus, the Living Bread

June 6, 1993 -- My Love, My Cost, My Hurt

August 28, 1994 -- Improving Strength by Improving Obedience

September 18, 1994 -- Satisfied With Faithful Obedience

April 23, 1995 -- Who Is the Weaker Brother?

1-196 -- Comfort and Promised Restoration
2-196 -- Three Calls to Hearken
3-196 -- The Promise of the Mighty Deliverer
4-196 -- Peace on Earth
5-196 -- The Glorious Gospel for All
6-196 -- God's Faithful Servant
7-196 -- The Mission of the Servant
8-196 -- The Obedience of the Servant
9-196 -- The Suffering, Victorious Saviour
10-196 -- Jonah Pays and Prays
11-196 -- Jonah's Message and God's Mercy
12-196 -- The Contentment of Ruth
13-196 -- God Blesses Ruth

1-296 -- The Parable of the Sower
2-296 -- Forgiveness
3-296 -- The Parable of the Vineyard Workers
4-296 -- The Parable of the Talents
5-296 -- The Parable of the Great Supper
6-296 -- Our Living Lord and Burning Hearts
7-296 -- Repentance and Joy
8-296 -- The Good Shepherd
9-296 -- Fruit-Bearing in the True Vine
10-296 -- The Beatitudes
11-296 -- The Christian and His Adversaries
12-296 -- The Christian's Response to Riches and Anxiety
13-296 -- The Christian and Prayer

1-396 -- Facing Trials and Temptations
2-396 -- Partiality and Judging
3-396 -- A Living Faith
4-396 -- Wisdom and Our Speech
5-396 -- The Tragedy of Divided Allegiance
6-396 -- Praising Our Great Creator and Sustainer
7-396 -- Praising God for His Marvelous Works
8-396 -- Praising God for Deliverance
9-396 -- Praising God for His Knowledge
10-396 -- Trust in God
11-396 -- Obey God's Word
12-396 -- Repentance and Confession
13-396 -- Worshiping and Praising Our Lord

1-496 -- The Reign of King Hezekiah
2-496 -- Josiah's Response to the Law of the Lord
3-496 -- God Calls Jeremiah
4-496 -- Jeremiah Exposes Judah's Hypocrisy
5-496 -- Habakkuk and Faith
6-496 -- The Depravity of Judah
7-496 -- Jeremiah Withstands a False Prophet
8-496 -- Ezekiel's Commission
9-496 -- Personal Responsibility
10-496 -- Jerusalem's Judgment
11-496 -- The Fall of Jerusalem
12-496 -- The Sufferigs of God's People
13-496 -- God Promises Restoration to Israel

1-197 -- Zacharias and Elisabeth
2-197 -- Mary, the Mother of Jesus
3-197 -- The Shepherds
4-197 -- The Wise Men and King Herod
5-197 -- Simeon and Anna
6-197 -- John the Baptist
7-197 -- Mary and Martha
8-197 -- Peter
9-197 -- Judas Iscariot
10-197 -- Barnabas
11-197 -- Stephen
12-197 -- Aquila and Priscilla
13-197 -- Timothy

1-297 -- Maintaining Biblical Headship
2-297 -- The Life of Holiness and Love
3-297 -- God's Righteous Judgment
4-297 -- Christian Behavior
5-297 -- The Blessed Hope Realized
6-297 -- The Glorified Christ
7-297 -- Messages to Smyrna and Pergamos
8-297 -- The Church at Thyatira
9-297 -- To Philadelphia and Laodicea
10-297 -- The Worthy Redeemer
11-297 -- The Sealed Tribes and the Great Multitude
12-297 -- Our Victorious Lord
13-297 -- The Eternal Home of the Redeemed

1-397 -- A Good Minister
2-397 -- Living and Teaching the Godly Life
3-397 -- Laboring and Enduring for Our Lord
4-397 -- Confronting Apostasy
5-397 -- Exemplifying Sound Doctrine
6-397 -- The Lord's Day
7-397 -- The Preeminence of Christ
8-397 -- Jesus, Our Great High Priest
9-397 -- Christ, Our Perfect Sacrifice
10-397 -- Conditions That Lead to Apostasy
11-397 -- Access to God and Patient Endurance
12-397 -- Continuing Faith
13-397 -- The Chastening of the Lord
14-397 -- Love and Christian Duty

1-497 -- God Foretells the Rebuilding of Jerusalem
2-497 -- God's Great Invitation
3-497 -- Consider Your Ways
4-497 -- Eternal Destiny of the Lost
5-497 -- Daniel: Conviction and Courage
6-497 -- Faithful in Worship and Witness
7-497 -- The Fall of an Earthly Empire
8-497 -- Daniel Believes and Prays
9-497 -- The Temple Completed
10-497 -- Confessing and Forsaking Sin
11-497 -- Nehemiah--A Man of Prayer and Action
12-497 -- Nehemiah--Fearless and Faithful
13-497 -- The Justice of Jehovah

1-198 -- Walking in God's Light
2-198 -- The Pure and Practical Love
3-198 -- Living in God's Love
4-198 -- Obedience, the Test of Love
5-198 -- The Christian's Lively Hope
6-198 -- The People of God
7-198 -- Suffering for Christ's Sake
8-198 -- Faithful, Submissive, Humble
9-198 -- Fruitful and Established
10-198 -- Warning Concerning False Teachers
11-198 -- The Day of the Lord
12-198 -- "Ernestly Contend for the Faith"

1-298 -- Satan, the Deceiver (March 1, 1998)
2-298 -- Jesus Begins His Ministry (March 8, 1998)
3-298 -- Jesus' Authority Established (March 15, 1998)
4-298 -- Jesus' Power Over Death (March 22, 1998)
5-298 -- The Cost of Following Jesus (March 29, 1998)
6-298 -- Jesus Enters Jerusalem (April 5, 1998)
7-298 -- Jesus' Death and Resurrection (April 12, 1998)
8-298 -- The Parable of the Vineyard (April 19, 1998)
9-298 -- The Last Supper and the First Communion (April 26, 1998)
10-298 -- Jesus Teaches by Parables (May 3, 1998)
11-298 -- Proper Regard for God's Word (May 10, 1998)
12-298 -- Marriage and Divorce (May 17, 1998)
13-298 -- True Greatness (May 24, 1998)
14-298 -- Prophetic Teachings of Jesus (May 31, 1998)

1-398 -- The Unequal Yoke (June 7, 1998)
2-398 -- Job Is Tested (June 14, 1998)
3-398 -- Job and His "Miserable Comforters" (June 21, 1998)
4-398 -- Job's Encounter with God (June 28, 1998)
5-398 -- True Wisdom (July 5, 1998)
6-398 -- Complete Trust in God (July 12, 1998)
7-398 -- Christians and Their Neighbors (July 19, 1998)
8-398 -- Contrasting Good and Evil (July 26, 1998)
9-398 -- The Call of Wisdom (August 2, 1998)
10-398 -- The Christian and Work (August 9, 1998)
11-398 -- Our Speech (August 16, 1998)
12-398 -- The Christian and Anger (August 23, 1998)
13-398 -- Godly Family Relationships (August 30, 1998)

1-199 -- God Chooses Leaders Through the Church (December 6, 1998)
2-199 -- The Spoken and Written Word (December 13, 1998)
3-199 -- Good Tidings of Great Joy (December 20, 1998)
4-199 -- Jesus Appears, Promises, and Ascends (December 27, 1998)
5-199 -- The Life of Godly Love (January 3, 1999)
6-199 -- The Sin of Covetousness (January 10, 1999)
7-199 -- True Greatness (January 17, 1999)
8-199 -- Forgiveness (January 24, 1999)
9-199 -- The Gospel Is for All People (January 31, 1999)
10-199 -- The Christian and the State (February 7, 1999)
11-199 -- Hallowing the Lord's Supper (February 14, 1999)
12-199 -- The Message of Reconciliation (February 21, 1999)
13-199 -- The Blessed Hope (February 28, 1999)

1-299 -- The Deity and Incarnation of Jesus (John 1:1-18; 20:30,31)
2-299 -- The Voice and His Witness (John 1:19-34)
3-299 -- Jesus and Nicodemus (John 3:1-17)
4-299 -- Jesus and the Samaritan Woman (John 4:7,9-15,28-30,39,40)
5-299 -- Jesus -- Crucified and Resurrected (John 19:16-18,28-30; 20:11-18)
6-299 -- The Risen Lord with His Disciples (John 20:19-29)
7-299 -- Jesus, the Bread of Life (John 6:11,12,14,26,27,35-40,47-51)
8-299 -- Jesus and the Jews (John 8:12,21-36)
9-299 -- Jesus Teaches About His Death (John 12:23,30-37,42,43)
10-299 -- Jesus Loves and Serves (John 13:1-17)
11-299 -- Jesus, the True Vine (John 15:1-17)
12-299 -- Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit (John 14:15-18,24-26; 16:7-15)
13-299 -- Jesus' Intercessory Prayer (John 17:1-5,9,11,15-24)

1-399 -- The Godhead Creates (Genesis 1:1,2,20-25,29-31)
2-399 -- Adam: Created, Commissioned, Married (Genesis 2:7-9,15-25)
3-399 -- Cain and Abel (Genesis 4:1-16)
4-399 -- The Flood (Genesis 6:5-8; 7:1-4; 9:12-17)
5-399 -- The Lord Calls Abram (Genesis 11:31 - 12:9)
6-399 -- Abraham's Faith Rewarded (Genesis 15:1-6; 17:17-21; 21:1,2)
7-399 -- God Tests Abraham's Faith (Genesis 22:1-14)
8-399 -- Jacob and Esau (Genesis 25:29-34; 27:30-37)
9-399 -- Jacob's Vision at Bethel (Genesis 27:41; 28:10-22)
10-399 -- Jacob's Return to Canaan (Genesis 32:9-11,24-30; 33:1-4)
11-399 -- Joseph and His Brothers (Genesis 37:3,4,17-28)
12-399 -- Joseph in Egypt (Genesis 41:14-16,25-27,34-40)
13-399 -- Joseph Forgives His Brothers (Genesis 44:18-20,33 - 45:7)

1-499 -- Divine Appearance and Commission
2-499 -- Through the Wilderness and the Sea
3-499 -- Imperatives for God's People
4-499 -- The Authority of the Church
5-499 -- The Presence and Leading of the Lord
6-499 -- Unbelief and Rebellion
7-499 -- In the Great Wilderness
8-499 -- Effectively Teaching the Word
9-499 -- God's People in Prosperity
10-499 -- Encouragement for God's People
11-499 -- God's People Move in Faith
12-499 -- God Gives Jericho to Israel
13-499 -- Joshua's Faithfulness

1-100 -- Announcement and Baptism of Jesus
2-100 -- The Messiah and Satan
3-100 -- Emmanuel!
4-100 -- Wise Men Worship Jesus
5-100 -- Jesus Calls Disciples
6-100 -- Giving and Praying
7-100 -- Jesus' Compassion and Power
8-100 -- Jesus and His Opposers
9-100 -- Service and Rewards
10-100 -- The Sanctity of Life   [Pass It On!]
11-100 -- Ready for Our Lord's Return
12-100 -- Our Crucified Lord
13-100 -- Our Living Lord and His Commission

1-200 -- Paul Corrects Contentions
2-200 -- The Revealed Wisdom of God
3-200 -- Faithful Ministers of Christ
4-200 -- Discipline in the Church
5-200 -- The Christian and Marriage
6-200 -- Knowledge with Love
7-200 -- The Church and Spiritual Gifts
8-200 -- The Resurrection of the Body
9-200 -- True Love
10-200 -- Compassionate Administration
11-200 -- Suffering for the Gospel's Sake
12-200 -- Financial Partnership in the Brotherhood
13-200 -- Final Appeal to the Corinthians

1-300 -- To Live is Christ
2-300 -- The Mind of Christ
3-300 -- Striving for Conformity to Christ
4-300 -- The Life of Contentment
5-300 -- Chosen, Redeemed, Sealed
6-300 -- Salvation and Reconciliation
7-300 -- Christ's Glorious Body Grows
8-300 -- A Glorious Home Life
9-300 -- Glorious Warfare and Victory
10-300 -- The Preeminence of Christ
11-300 -- Complete in Christ
12-300 -- The New Life in Christ
13-300 -- Reconciliation in Christ

1-400 -- Standing Against Apostasy
2-400 -- Gideon
3-400 -- Samson
4-400 -- Samuel
5-400 -- Saul: Chosen of the Lord
6-400 -- Saul Rejected, David Anointed
7-400 -- David Loves and Mourns
8-400 -- David Accepted as King
9-400 -- God's Promise to David
10-400 -- Sin and Its Consequences
11-400 -- Solomon Begins His Reign
12-400 -- Solomon's Prayer
13-400 -- Solomon Turns from the Lord

1-101 -- Separation Begins in the Heart
2-101 -- A Separated Lifestyle
3-101 -- Mary Praises God
4-101 -- The Birth of Our Lord
5-101 -- The Testimonies of Simeon and Ana
6-101 -- Jesus Defines His Ministry
7-101 -- The Cost of Following Jesus
8-101 -- The Prodigal Son Repents
9-101 -- The Proper Use of Money
10-101 -- On the Way to Jerusalem
11-101 -- Jesus and His Striving Disciples
12-101 -- Jesus' Supreme Sacrifice
13-101 -- Our Risen Lord with His Disciples

1-201 -- Jesus' Promise and Ascension
2-201 -- The Day of Pentecost
3-201 -- The Lord Manifests His Power
4-201 -- The Testimony of the Apostles
5-201 -- Stephen's Call and Martyrdom
6-201 -- The Witness of Philip
7-201 -- Proclaiming Our Risen Lord
8-201 -- Peter and Cornelius
9-201 -- The Church in Antioch
10-201 -- The Gospel for the Gentiles
11-201 -- The Jerusalem Council
12-201 -- Nonconformity in Appearance
13-201 -- Christian Recreation vs. Worldly Entertainment

June 3, 2001 -- Rehoboam and His Advisors
June 10, 2001 -- The Faith of Elijah and the Widow
June 17, 2001 -- "The Lord, He Is the God"
June 24, 2001 -- Micaiah, a Faithful Prophet
July 1, 2001 -- Judgment on Judah and Israel
July 8, 2001 -- Israel's Hypocritical Worship
July 15, 2001 -- Israel and Gomer: Unfaithful
July 22, 2001 -- God's Compassion for Israel
July 29, 2001 -- The Lord Pleads with His People
August 5, 2001 -- Isaiah's Vision and Response
August 12, 2001 -- Isaiah's Message to Ahaz
August 19, 2001 -- The Lord's Vineyard
August 26, 2001 -- Why God Punished Israel

September 2, 2001 -- Jesus Manifests His Glory
September 9, 2001 -- Jesus Manifests His Sovereignty
September 16, 2001 -- Jesus Manifests His Light
September 23, 2001 -- Jesus Manifests His Compassion
September 30, 2001 -- Jesus Manifests His Deity
October 7, 2001 -- Jesus Taught by Parables
October 14, 2001 -- The Merciful Neighbor
October 21, 2001 -- Parables on Prayer
October 28, 2001 -- Christ's Death: Sin Offering or Penalty?
November 4, 2001 -- Blessings Bring Responsibility
November 11, 2001 -- The Fulfilled Law
November 18, 2001 -- Wealth and Anxiety
November 25, 2001 -- On the Narrow Way

December 2, 2001 -- The Lord's Call to Jew and Gentile
December 9, 2001 -- Christ's Righteous Rule of Justice and Peace
December 16, 2001 -- Isaiah Heralds the Hope of Redemption
December 23, 2001 -- The Promise of the Messiah
December 30, 2001 -- God's Faithful Servant
January 6, 2002 -- The Glorious Gospel for All
January 13, 2002 -- Repentant Sinners and God's Grace
January 20, 2002 -- Self-Righteous Formalism
January 27, 2002 -- The Time of Joy and Rejoicing
February 3, 2002 -- The Commitment of Ruth
February 10, 2002 -- God Blesses Ruth
February 17, 2002 -- Jonah Pays and Prays
February 24, 2002 -- Jonah's Message and God's Mercy

March 3, 2002 -- Paul's Concern for the Romans
March 10, 2002 -- Our Just God Justifies
March 17, 2002 -- Abraham -- Righteous by Faith
March 24, 2002 -- The Blessing of Righteousness by Faith
March 31, 2002 -- New Life in the Risen Christ
April 7, 2002 -- Glorious Freedom
April 14, 2002 -- Only One Way To Be Saved
April 21, 2002 -- The Transformed Life
April 28, 2002 -- Love in Sincere Differences
May 5, 2002 -- Faith in Christ -- The Only Gospel
May 12, 2002 -- In God's Family through Faith
May 19, 2002 -- Liberty, Not License
May 26, 2002 -- Walk and Serve in the Spirit

June 2, 2002 -- The Power of God's Word
June 9, 2002 -- Thirsting and Praising
June 16, 2002 -- Songs of Trust
June 23, 2002 -- Our God of Justice
June 30, 2002 -- Fortifying Our Families
July 7, 2002 -- Our Creator and Sustainer
July 14, 2002 -- We Worship Our Creator
July 21, 2002 -- The Blessing of Forgiveness
July 28, 2002 -- God Is Worthy of Our Praise
August 4, 2002 -- The Value of True Wisdom
August 11, 2002 -- Wisdom's Words of Warning
August 18, 2002 -- The Speech of the Wise
August 25, 2002 -- Care for the Poor

September 1, 2002 -- The Call to Obedience
September 8, 2002 -- Manasseh: Sowing, Reaping, and Repenting
September 15, 2002 -- The Judgment and Deliverance of Judah
September 22, 2002 -- Josiah Turns His People to God
September 29, 2002 -- Rebellion and Judgment
October 6, 2002 -- Jeremiah Pleads with His People
October 13, 2002 -- Jeremiah Calls for Justice
October 20, 2002 -- God's Promises to the Jewish People
October 27, 2002 -- Faith in Our Almighty God
November 3, 2002 -- The Fall of Jerusalem
November 10, 2002 -- The Sufferings and Hope of God's People
November 17, 2002 -- Personal Accountability to God
November 24, 2002 -- God's Future for Israel

December 1, 2002 -- The Change of Covenants
December 8, 2002 -- A Righteous Couple
December 15, 2002 -- Joseph: Faithful to Angelic Instruction
December 22, 2002 -- Mary: Submissive, Joyful, Pondering
December 29, 2002 -- John the Baptist: Faithful Messenger
January 5, 2003 -- The Rich Man -- Sad
January 12, 2003 -- Mary and Martha -- Jesus' Hosts
January 19, 2003 -- Pilate -- Judge on Trial
January 26, 2003 -- Peter -- Tested and Penitent
February 2, 2003 -- Barnabas -- Full of the Holy Spirit
February 9, 2003 -- Paul -- Faithful Witness
February 16, 2003 -- Timothy -- Appreciated Helper
February 23, 2003 -- Aquila and Priscilla -- Helpers in the Lord

March 2, 2003 -- Jesus Begins His Ministry
March 9, 2003 -- Jesus Heals and Calls
March 16, 2003 -- The Authority of Jesus
March 23, 2003 -- The Witness of Jesus and His Disciples
March 30, 2003 -- Jesus and the Jewish Traditions
April 6, 2003 -- Jesus Enters Jerusalem and Cleanses the Temple
April 13, 2003 -- Jesus Institutes the Lord's Supper
April 20, 2003 -- Jesus' Death and Resurrection
April 27, 2003 -- Faith in Jesus Rewarded
May 4, 2003 -- Faith Tested and Blest
May 11, 2003 -- Faith Confirmed
May 18, 2003 -- Faith Confessed
May 25, 2003 -- Divorce and Remarriage

June 1, 2003 -- Our Sovereign God and His People
June 8, 2003 -- Restoring the Altar and Temple Foundation
June 15, 2003 -- Haggai Encourages God's People
June 22, 2003 -- God's Promised Blessings to Israel
June 29, 2003 -- Dedication and Joy
July 6, 2003 -- Nehemiah's Prayer and Plan
July 13, 2003 -- Victorious Though Persecuted
July 20, 2003 -- God's People Respond to His Law
July 27, 2003 -- God's People Renew Their Covenant with Him
August 3, 2003 -- Relationship of Old and New Testament
August 10, 2003 -- Judgment Announced; Repentance Urged
August 17, 2003 -- God Deals with Sinner and Saint
August 24, 2003 -- "What Shall Come To Pass"
August 31, 2003 -- The Time of the End

September 7, 2003 -- The Christian: Tested and Tempted
September 14, 2003 -- Faith That Blesses and Heals
September 21, 2003 -- Controlling Our Tongue
September 28, 2003 -- The Tragedy of Divided Allegiance
October 5, 2003 -- The Christian's Lively Hope
October 12, 2003 -- Faithful, Submissive, Humble
October 19, 2003 -- Fruitful and Established
October 26, 2003 -- The Day of the Lord
November 2, 2003 -- Walking in God's Light
November 9, 2003 -- Living in God's Love
November 16, 2003 -- Obedience, the Test of Love
November 23, 2003 -- Walking in the Truth
November 30, 2003 -- "Earnestly Contend for the Faith"

December 7, 2003 -- A Child for the Lord
December 14, 2003 -- The Prophet of the Highest
December 21, 2003 -- Jesus, Emmanuel
December 28, 2003 -- "Jesus Increased"
January 4, 2004 -- Job Holds Fast His Integrity
January 11, 2004 -- Honesty in Seeking God
January 18, 2004 -- Job Testifies of His Integrity
January 25, 2004 -- Job Meets God
February 1, 2004 -- Man Apart from God
February 8, 2004 -- The Conclusion
February 15, 2004 -- A Life of Temperance
February 22, 2004 -- Courageous Esther
February 29, 2004 -- The Jews Rejoice

March 7, 2004 -- The Unified Church
March 14, 2004 -- Love and Betrayal
March 21, 2004 -- Jesus Agonizes in Prayer
March 28, 2004 -- Jesus: Falsely Accused and Condemned
April 4, 2004 -- Jesus Lays Down His Life
April 11, 2004 -- "My Redeemer Liveth"
April 18, 2004 -- A Faithful Church
April 25, 2004 -- Meeting the Lord in the Air
May 2, 2004 -- God's Glory in the Church
May 9, 2004 -- The Worthy Lamb of God
May 16, 2004 -- From Great Tribulation to Eternal Reward
May 23, 2004 -- Judgment of Babylon and Antichrist Worshipers
May 30, 2004 -- The Eternal Home of the Saints

June 6, 2004 -- The Superiority of Christ
June 13, 2004 -- Christ, the Almighty Deliverer
June 20, 2004 -- The Danger of Unbelief
June 27, 2004 -- Jesus, Our Great High Priest
July 4, 2004 -- Going On to Full Growth
July 11, 2004 -- The Defenseless Life
July 18, 2004 -- Conquering Faith
July 25, 2004 -- A Disciplined Life
August 1, 2004 -- Choosing Servants of the Church
August 8, 2004 -- The Minister, a Godly Servant
August 15, 2004 -- The Minister Handling the Word
August 22, 2004 -- The Minister Facing Apostasy
August 29, 2004 -- The Minister Teaching His People

September 5, 2004 -- God's Glorious Creation
September 12, 2004 -- God's Justice and Grace
September 19, 2004 -- God Calls Moses
September 26, 2004 -- Called to God's Obedience
October 3, 2004 -- David Responds to God's Promises
October 10, 2004 -- God Claims and Cares for Israel
October 17, 2004 -- God Reveals His Redemptive Plan
October 24, 2004 -- God Shows Ezekiel Israel's Future
October 31, 2004 -- Trusting Our Sovereign God
November 7, 2004 -- Fulfilling the Law
November 14, 2004 -- The Redemption of the Body
November 21, 2004 -- Reconciled to God
November 28, 2004 -- One Body in Christ

December 5, 2004 -- God Calls Abram
December 12, 2004 -- A Faith That Works
December 19, 2004 -- Joseph Believes God
December 26, 2004 -- Simeon, Anna, and Baby Jesus
January 2, 2005 -- Jesus' Early Ministry
January 9, 2005 -- Jesus Calling Some Disciples
January 16, 2005 -- Jesus Commissions His Disciples
January 23, 2005 -- Denying Self and Bearing the Cross
January 30, 2005 -- Jesus Teaches True Greatness
February 6, 2005 -- Dealing With Grief
February 13, 2005 -- Overcoming Pride
February 20, 2005 -- Jesus and Nicodemus
February 27, 2005 -- Jesus and the Samaritan Woman

March 6, 2005 -- The Sinfulness of Man
March 13, 2005 -- The Righteous Judgment of God
March 20, 2005 -- Justified by Faith
March 27, 2005 -- Newness of Life
April 3, 2005 -- Glorious Freedom
April 10, 2005 -- How to Be Saved
April 17, 2005 -- Living the Transformed Life
April 24, 2005 -- Church and State
May 1, 2005 -- One True Gospel
May 8, 2005 -- Living by Faith
May 15, 2005 -- Becoming Sons
May 22, 2005 -- Liberty, Not License
May 29, 2005 -- Walking in the Spirit

June 5, 2005 -- Baptized and Tempted
June 12, 2005 -- Establishing Biblical Traditions
June 19, 2005 -- Jesus: Falsely Accused
June 26, 2005 -- Jesus Commissions His Followers
July 3, 2005 -- The Blessedness of the Christian Life
July 10, 2005 -- Giving and Praying
July 17, 2005 -- The Purpose of Jesus' Parables
July 24, 2005 -- Jesus Teaches Forgiveness
July 31, 2005 -- Judgment of the Nations
August 7, 2005 -- Jesus Defines His Ministry
August 14, 2005 -- Jesus Brings Healing and Life
August 21, 2005 -- "Who Is My Neighbor?"
August 28, 2005 -- Be Humble and Kind

September 4, 2005 -- The Coming of the Holy Spirit
September 11, 2005 -- Lordship Salvation
September 18, 2005 -- The Power of Christ in Peter
September 25, 2005 -- Boldness in Their Witnessing
October 2, 2005 -- Faithful Stephen
October 9, 2005 -- The Gospel Goes to Samaria
October 16, 2005 -- Philip and the Ethiopian
October 23, 2005 -- The Gospel for the Gentiles
October 30, 2005 -- The Lord Releases Peter
November 6, 2005 -- Paul Meets Jesus
November 13, 2005 -- The Gospel in Philippi
November 20, 2005 -- Paul with Aquila and Priscilla
November 27, 2005 -- Paul's Farewell to the Ephesian Elders

December 4, 2005 -- God's Chosen Servant
December 11, 2005 -- God Comforts His People
December 18, 2005 -- God Keeps His Promises
December 25, 2005 -- Good News for the World
January 1, 2006 -- God Prepares Leaders
January 8, 2006 -- Pray for Everyone
January 15, 2006 -- Good Leaders Show the Way
January 22, 2006 -- Good Leaders Teach the Way
January 29, 2006 -- Meeting Needs in the Church
February 5, 2006 -- The Blessing of Faithful Families
February 12, 2006 -- Warnings for God's Children
February 19, 2006 -- Following What We Learn
February 26, 2006 -- Living to Please God

March 5, 2006 -- God Made Us Special -- not yet written
March 12, 2006 -- God's Wonderful Creation -- not yet written
March 19, 2006 -- God Knows All About Us -- not yet written
March 26, 2006 -- Worthy of Praise
April 2, 2006 -- Living With Tragedy
April 9, 2006 -- When Life Seems Hopeless
April 16, 2006 -- From Death to Life
April 23, 2006 -- Finding Purpose in Life
April 30, 2006 -- The Value of Family Worship -- not yet written
May 7, 2006 -- A Treasure Worth Seeking
May 14, 2006 -- God Offers Us Wisdom
May 21, 2006 -- Choosing to Be Honest
May 28, 2006 -- Living in Wisdom


June 4, 2006 -- Unity Through the Cross
June 11, 2006 -- The Gift of True Wisdom
June 18, 2006 -- Laborers Together With God
June 25, 2006 -- Serving as Responsible Stewards
July 2, 2006 -- Commitment in Marriage
July 9, 2006 -- Ministerial Assistance -- not yet written
July 16, 2006 -- Called to Win the Race
July 23, 2006 -- Called to the Common Good
July 30, 2006 -- Love Never Fails
August 13, 2006, 2006 -- Giving Generously


December 3, 2006 -- Peace Through the Cross
December 10, 2006 -- That We Might Know Him
December 17, 2006 -- Walking in the Light
December 24, 2006 -- The Word Was Made Flesh
January 21, 2007 -- Christ Satisfies Our Needs
January 28, 2007 -- Christ, the Light of Life
February 4, 2007 -- Christ, the Good Shepherd
February 11, 2007 -- The Bodily Resurrection of All Men
February 18, 2007 -- Christ, the Only Way
February 25, 2007 -- Christ, the True Vine


March 4, 2007 -- Known by Our Love
March 11, 2007 -- The Test of Love
March 18, 2007 -- The Source of Love
March 25, 2007 -- Assurance of Salvation
April 15, 2007 -- Worthy Is the Lord
April 22, 2007 -- Redeemed by the Blood of the Lamb
April 29, 2007 -- Kept by the Power of God
May 6, 2007 -- The Marriage Supper of the Lamb
May 13, 2007 -- The New Heaven and the New Earth
May 20, 2007 -- The City Built of God
May 27, 2007 -- Living in Our New Home


June 3, 2007 -- Being Fair With Others
June 10, 2007 -- Learning From God's Correction
June 17, 2007 -- Committed to True Worship
June 24, 2007 -- Finding Satisfaction in the Lord
July 1, 2007 -- God Requires Right Living
July 8, 2007 -- God Will Reward His Servants
July 15, 2007 -- God Will Punish the Wicked
July 22, 2007 -- God Desires True Followers
July 29, 2007 -- God Expects Us to Trust Him
August 5, 2007 -- Waiting on the Lord
August 12, 2007 -- Accepting Personal Responsibility
August 19, 2007 -- Joy in Serving the Lord
August 26, 2007 -- Turning to the Lord for Revival


September 2, 2007 -- God's Marvelous Creation
September 9, 2007 -- Made in God's Likeness
September 16, 2007 -- God Chooses a Family
September 23, 2007 -- God Cares for Troubled Families
September 30, 2007 -- Discerning God's Will for Marriage
October 7, 2007 -- A Choice That Brought Regret
October 14, 2007 -- Jacob Makes a Promise
October 21, 2007 -- Farmer Jacob
October 28, 2007 -- Learning to Forgive
November 4, 2007 -- From a Son to a Slave
November 11, 2007 -- A Spokesman for God


December 2, 2007 -- Preparing the Way
December 9, 2007 -- Born of a Virgin
December 16, 2007 -- The Mission of John the Baptist
December 23, 2007 -- The Word Made Flesh
January 20, 2008 -- Teaching Us to Pray
January 27, 2008 -- Overcoming Worry
February 10, 2008 -- All Men Need Repentance


March 2, 2008 -- God's Order in Worship
March 9, 2008 -- Seeking to Honor God
March 16, 2008 -- Building a House for God
March 23, 2008 -- Believing God's Promises
March 30, 2008 -- Hope in Times of Failure
April 6, 2008 -- The Body Is God's Temple
April 13, 2008 -- Faith Worth Dying For
April 20, 2008 -- Serving God Without Fear
May 18, 2008 -- Courage to Face the Enemy
May 25, 2008 -- The Joy of Obedience


June 1, 2008 -- The Only Begotten Son
June 8, 2008 -- Our High Priest Forever
June 15, 2008 -- Redeemed by His Blood
June 22, 2008 -- The Author and Finisher of Our Faith
June 29, 2008 -- The Great Shepherd of the Sheep
July 6, 2008 -- Teaching With Authority
July 13, 2008 -- Healing With Compassion
July 20, 2008 -- Serving With Humility
July 27, 2008 -- Confessing Jesus as Lord
August 3, 2008 -- Doers of the Word
August 10, 2008 -- Honoring All Men
August 17, 2008 -- Speaking to Edify the Hearer
August 24, 2008 -- Walking Humbly With God
August 31, 2008 -- Learning Patience in Affliction


September 7, 2008 -- The Call to Repentance
September 14, 2008 -- Sent to Witness
September 21, 2008 -- Blessings of the New Life
September 28, 2008 -- Becoming a Servant
October 5, 2008 -- Receiving Power from Heaven
October 12, 2008 -- Selecting Men for Leadership
October 19, 2008 -- A Chosen Vessel for the Lord
October 26, 2008 -- Commissioned by the Church
November 2, 2008 -- Coming to the Unity of the Faith
November 9, 2008 -- Fellow Helpers to the Truth
November 16, 2008 -- Being of the Same Mind
November 23, 2008 -- Able to Teach Others Also
November 30, 2008 -- God's Strength for Our Weaknesses


December 7, 2008 -- A Forerunner Is Promised
December 14, 2008 -- A Virgin Is Chosen
December 21, 2008 -- The Saviour Is Born
December 28, 2008 -- A New Message Declared
January 18, 2009 -- Stepping Out in Faith
January 25, 2009 -- Consecrating a Child to God
February 1, 2009 -- Serving Without Expecting Reward
February 8, 2009 -- Confronting a Friend With His Sin
February 15, 2009 -- Risking Life to Save Others
February 22, 2009 -- Accepting God's Call to Service


March 1, 2009 -- The Inner Change
March 8, 2009 -- A Dependable Shepherd
March 15, 2009 -- A Restored Relationship
March 22, 2009 -- Spiritual Renewal
March 29, 2009 -- The Source of Living Water
April 5, 2009 -- Obedient Unto Death
April 12, 2009 -- The Power of His Resurrection
April 19, 2009 -- Good News for All Nations
April 27, 2009 -- His Strength and Our Weakness
May 3, 2009 -- Accepted in the Beloved
May 10, 2009 -- Created Unto Good Works
May 17, 2009 -- Fellowship in the Gospel
May 24, 2009 -- Harmony in the Home
May 31, 2009 -- Strength for the Conflict


June 7, 2009 -- The Call to Separation
June 14, 2009 -- Facing Personal Responsibility
June 21, 2009 -- Recognizing God's Authority
June 28, 2009 -- Experiencing Deliverance
July 19, 2009 -- Consecrated to God's Service
July 26, 2009 -- Experiencing True Freedom
August 2, 2009 -- The Sin of Complaining
August 9, 2009 -- The Dreadful Cost of Rebellion
August 15, 2009 -- The Consequences of Disobedience
August 29, 2009 -- The Reward of Wise Choices


September 6, 2009 -- Profiting from Instruction
September 13, 2009 -- The Pursuit of Wisdom
September 20, 2009 -- The Worth of Wisdom
September 27, 2009 -- Behavior God Abhors
October 4, 2009 -- Safeguarding Moral Purity
October 11, 2009 -- Warnings Against Slothfulness
October 11, 2009 -- Restored to Wholeness
October 18, 2009 -- Training Children for God
October 18, 2009 -- Pleading for Mercy
October 25, 2009 -- The Deceitfulness of Riches
October 25, 2009 -- The Gain in Giving
November 1, 2009 -- The Power of the Tongue
November 1, 2009 -- Aliens: Called to Holy Living
November 8, 2009 -- The Delusion of Strong Drink
November 8, 2009 -- Chosen to Proclaim
November 15, 2009 -- Cultivating Noble Friendships
November 15, 2009 -- Facing Opposition
November 22, 2009 -- Learning from God's Creation
November 22, 2009 -- Pursuing Virtue
November 29, 2009 -- The Excellence of Godly Women
November 29, 2009 -- Waiting in Holy Living and Godliness

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