Bridge Builders

Brief Outline: I. A First-Century Model (Acts 16:11-34) A. Lydia’s conversion B. The slave girl’s deliverance C. The jail warden’s salvation II. A 21st-Century Example A.... Read More »
The Next Step (Part Three)

The Next Step (Part Three)

This week, as we enter the new year, we are considering three commitments that can shape our ministries and prepare us to impact lives for Christ. While not new or earth-shaking, they... Read More »
A Concerned Heart (Part Two)

A Concerned Heart (Part Two)

This week, as we continue our study in Acts 20, we are seeing Acts 20:20-21 in order to see a concerned heart. Yesterday we saw we are to be concerned about our message, and today we... Read More »
The Parable of the Sower (Part Three)

The Parable of the Sower (Part Three)

The Good Heart. It’s a relief to get to this part of the story, but the three previous soils and hearts are part of a reality checkup. They are there to tell the Twelve, and... Read More »
The Parable of the Sower (Part Two)

The Parable of the Sower (Part Two)

In this familiar story found in Mark 4, simple components teach important lessons. In our first look at this lesson, the wayside soil pictured the “hardened heart.” Today... Read More »
The Parable of the Sower (Part One)

The Parable of the Sower (Part One)

In Jesus’ parable of the sower (Mark 4:1-20), He taught His disciples an important lesson that still applies to Christians in the 21st century: There will be a variety of... Read More »
“A Heart For The City” (Part Three)

“A Heart For The City” (Part Three)

Why God Pursued the Heart of Jonah In Jonah 4, Jonah’s earlier prayer of praise (2:1-9) has turned to anger and bitterness. It’s shocking to the reader to learn that after... Read More »
“A Heart For The City” (Part Two)

“A Heart For The City” (Part Two)

When Jonah Entered the City Jonah lies in the belly of the fish for three days and nights (see Matthew 12:38-41). In the fish, God kept Jonah alive and gave him plenty of time to... Read More »
“A Heart For The City” (Part One)

“A Heart For The City” (Part One)

In Timothy Keller’s recent book entitled Counterfeit Gods, he identifies some 21st-century idols in our culture. For the idol of nationalism, he retells the story of Jonah. This... Read More »

LESSONS FROM LEVI

Text: Luke 5:27-38 Introduction: Jesus had a band of brothers simply called the Twelve. They were a diverse group of followers—a microcosm of the body of Christ. They included... Read More »
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