Specific Passages

The studies on this page examine specific passages of scripture.

Matthew 5:1-7:29 “Introducing the Kingdom – The Sermon on the Mount  In one of Jesus’ longest recorded teachings we learn about the nature of God’s kingdom.

Matthew 6:19-21 “Storing Treasures”  Everyone has treasures.  We give ourselves to our treasures.  Jesus tells us we escape the world and focus on his kingdom when we treasure heaven’s treasures.

Mark 4:1-20 “A Farmer went out to Sow…”  Jesus teaches us through the story of a farmer planting seed. This is a seven page study that explores the various heart conditions that cause differing reactions to the Lord’s word.

Mark 5:1-20 “Jesus’ Love to a Terrifying Man”  Jesus’ love, deliverance and healing of a demon-possessed man goes much deeper than his immediate release, and in this exchange we learn a great deal about our Lord’s love and purpose in the world.

Mark 11:15-17 “A House of Prayer”  Jesus tells us the key role of the temple is to be a house of prayer.  He also tells us that we are his temple.  This means we each and as a community are to be a house of prayer.

Luke 2:41-52 “Jesus, My Teacher even at 12”  The Gospels give us one story of Jesus as a boy.  Many wonder why this story is in the Bible, but look at the details with me and you will see that even at 12 years old Jesus teaches us about life.

Luke 10:38-42 “Martha, Mary and the Important House Guest”  How do we approach life?  We learn a great deal about how to live from a dinner party at Martha’s house.

John 10:10 “Living an Abundant Life”  One of Jesus’ promises to us is that he came that we might truly have an abundant life.

John 15:1-11 “Connection with Jesus is Essential”  We as Jesus’ disciples only produce fruit as we remain connected with him.  Actually, we only enter the Lord’s joy as we abide in Christ.

1 Corinthians 10:31 “All for His Glory”  Paul informs us that it is possible to live every moment of life for God’s glory.

1 Corintians 13 “Without God’s Love You’re Wasting Your Time”  As Christians we are involved in many incredible activities.  However, these are nothing if they do not grow out of the Love we receive from the presence of the Lord’s Spirit.

Ephesians 4:11-16 “Maturity, not just the Leader’s Responsibility”  Paul describes the role of Christian leaders, the church and every Christians in the development of Christian maturity.

Ephesians 5:15-16 “Redeem the Time”  This study examines Ephesians 5:15 – 16 and Paul’s comments about living every moment for the Lord.

Galatians 5:15-26 “Fruit of the Spirit”  When Paul describes the Fruit of the Spirit he gives us one of the primary ways the Lord changes us.  This is a promise we need to understand and embrace.

1 Timothy 4:7-8 “Train for Godliness”  Paul encourages us to train ourselves in godliness.  Let’s take his promise seriously and begin following the training program the Lord provides.

Hebrews 11:6 “Pleasing the Lord”  The author of Hebrews tells us how to live in a way that pleases the Lord.

Hebrews 12:2 “Jesus Endured for the Joy”  The author of Hebrews explains why Jesus endured the cross.

James 3:2 “How Do You Respond?”  None of us plan to sin, but are we truly aware of the danger and what are we doing to protect ourselves?