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    The Parable of the Two Sons

    Outline Opening prayer Highlights from last week Introduction to The Two Sons Read Matthew 21:28-32 Complete the lesson in Copeland’s guide[1] Closing prayer Opening Prayer Merciful Lord, the Comforter and Teacher of your faithful people, increase in your Church the desires which you have given, and confirm the hearts of those who hope in you by enabling them to understand the depth of your promises, that all your adopted sons and daughters may even now behold, with the eyes of faith, and patiently wait for the return of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. —Adapted from an early church prayer for trust and fuller knowledge by Ambrose of Milan.[2] Highlights From…

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    Paul’s Epistles and Women’s Roles

    This week we will be studying the Apostle Paul, his epistles, and his views on women. We will also take a look at why some people doubt the authenticity of Paul’s letters. What can we learn about the roles of women in the church and society from Paul’s writing? Opening Prayer Heavenly Father, thank you for this time together. Please be with us as we gather in the name of your son Jesus Christ. God, please help us to be patient as we study some of the things in the Bible that are difficult to understand. Help us put our trust in your Word so that we may become better…

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    Can We Trust the Bible?

    How do we know that the Bible is actually the inspired Word of God? Can we trust its authenticity? How does it compare to other books from antiquity? To mythology? Does it record actual historical events? Is it supported by archeology and science? How did the Bible come to us? Are there errors or contradictions in the Bible? Did Jesus really exist? The purpose of this page is to explore these questions and more! The main Bible study guides we will be using are by Mark A. Copeland from Executable Outlines, Keith Sharp and David Padfield from Padfield.com, and Cru.org. Study Guides Can We Trust The Bible? (Executable Outlines) Christian…

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    The Parable of The Laborers in the Vineyard

    Outline Opening prayer Highlights from last week Introduction to The Laborers in the Vineyard Read Matthew 20:1-16 Complete the lesson in Copeland’s guide Closing prayer Opening Prayer Heavenly Father, thank you for this time together, and thank you for sending your Son Jesus to save us from sin and death. Lord, please surround us with your presence, and may the Holy Spirit bring us wisdom as we study your Word. In the glorious name of Jesus we pray. Amen. Highlights From Last Time The last parable we studied was The Unmerciful Servant, a parable about forgiveness. In His mercy and kindness, God forgave us for our sins; so must we…

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    Free Fruit of the Spirit Ten Week Sunday School Unit

    This free Sunday School unit consists of lesson plans and coloring pages from Ministry to Children, devotionals and printables from Raising Arrows and Mama’s Learning Corner, Bible quotes, videos, and craft ideas. The individual lessons are now included in a premium package that includes more material than is available below. If you enjoy using these lessons, please consider purchasing this package or donating to Ministry to Children, Raising Arrows, or Mama’s Learning Corner. All of the downloads on this site are Adobe Acrobat PDF files. Thank you to everyone who has made this material available, and may God bless you abundantly as you teach His Word! These lessons are mainly…

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    The Unmerciful Servant

    Outline Opening prayer Highlights from last week Introduction to The Unmerciful Servant Read Matthew 18: 21-35 Complete the lesson in Copeland’s guide Closing prayer Opening Prayer O Lord, our God, we open up our hearts as we take our Bibles to study. May Your Spirit reveal to us the realities of Your Word and nurture our hearts to conform to Your Will. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.[1] Highlights From Last Week Last time, we finished the parables that Jesus told to the crowds by the Sea of Galilee: The Sower, The Wheat and Tares, The Growing Seed, The Mustard Seed, The Leaven, The Hidden Treasure, The Pearl of Great…

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    Free Bible Study Tools

    The following links offer some of the best online Bibles and free tools for Bible study on the Internet. Often the free versions are sufficient, however there are paid options in some cases as well. If you have any other suggestions that are not listed here, please feel free to add them in the comments or submit them using the contact form in the menu above! The descriptions below are mainly provided from the sites themselves. Contents Bibles Study Guides and Tools Bible Questions Answered Bible Images Christian Books and Gifts Links Online Bibles Bible Gateway – Bible Gateway is a searchable online Bible in more than 200 versions and…

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    Mission Bible Class

    Mission Bible Class very generously donates all of their exceptional educational resources for children and educators. Below are lesson plans that you can download from their site. Please visit their Bible Stories and Suggested Themes page for the complete list of lessons or to donate to this fantastic ministry! What is Mission Bible Class? Old Testament Lessons New Testament Lessons Family Bible Time My Friend Jesus for Infants and Toddlers

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    The Parables of Jesus – Parables of the Kingdom (Ten Week Unit)

    Jesus used parables to teach people about the Kingdom of God, forgiveness, love, praying, repentance, and more. A parable can be described as an earthly story with a heavenly meaning or lesson.[1] Jesus used examples from the world to illustrate His points. Presented below are free Bible study guides in PDF format that we will be using over the next several weeks as we progress through our Parables of Jesus Bible Studies. Study Guides A Study Guide of the Parables of Jesus edited by David Webb Parables of Jesus by J.S. Smith Parables Study Guides by Robert B. Kruschwitz The Parables of Jesus by Mark A. Copeland  Contents Week One…