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Sow A Seed, Change A Life

“So he went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; and he set him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. On the next day, when he departed, he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said to him, ‘Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, when I come again, I will repay you’.””

Luke 10:34-35

It’s been said that we make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. Helping others is something you can start doing today, whether it’s spending more time with your family, developing an employee who shows potential, helping people in the community, or putting your own desires on hold to benefit your team.

The key is to find your purpose and help others while you’re pursuing it. As entertainer Danny Thomas said: “All of us are born for a reason, but all of us don’t discover why. Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It’s what you do for others.”

Sunday Morning Lesson

Many “Experts” Reject Bible Baptism

Reading:    Mark 16:15-16

 I. Saved by the Blood of Christ

    a. Heb. 10:11-12

    b. Mark 16:15-16

II. Saved by Grace Not Works

    a. Eph. 2:8-9

    b. Mark 16:15-16

    c. John 6:28-29

III. Saved by Faith Only

    a. John 3:16

    b. John 3:5

    c. John 12:42-43

    d. James 2:24

IV. Baptism Follows Salvation

    a. Acts 2:38

    b. Matt. 26:28

V. Thief on the Cross Saved Without Baptism

    a. Luke 23:42-43

    b. Matt. 3:1-6; John 4:1

    c. Heb. 9:16-17

    d. Mark 16:15-16

VI. Baptism Not Essential in Mark 16:15-16

Sunday Evening Lesson

The Work of the Lord’s Church

Reading:   John 4:19-26

I. Is Spiritual

    a. Rom. 4:17

    b. Isa. 2:4

    c. Rom. 13:1-7

II. Is Threefold

    a. 1 Thess. 1:8

    b. 2 Cor. 11:8

    c. Phil. 4:14-18

    d. Rom. 1:16

    e. Col. 1:23

    f. Acts 2:44-45

    g. Acts 4:34-35; 2:44-45

    h. Acts 6:1-7

    i. Acts 11:27-30

    j. Rom. 15:25-26; 2 Cor. 8-9

    k. 1 Tim. 5:16

    l. Acts 20:28

    m. Eph. 4:16

III. Is Supported by Its Members

    a. 1 Cor. 16:1-2

    b. 2 Cor. 9:6-11

    c. 2 Cor. 9:6

    d. 2 Cor. 8:2, 6-7

Help Those Who Have Helped You

“On that day King Ahasuerus gave Queen Esther the house of Haman, the enemy of the Jews. And Mordecai came before the king, for Esther had told how he was related to her. So the king took off his signet ring, which he had taken from Haman, and gave it to Mordecai; and Esther appointed Mordecai over the house of Haman.” 

Esther 8:1-2

Twice Mordecai protected the king from destructive leaders-first from the men who intended to kill the king, and then from the man who intended to kill the queen and her people-and twice he was rewarded. He reaped the benefits of a track record that showed him to be a leader who could be trusted. He demonstrated that a leader cannot be successful unless other people want him to be.

Who has helped you to become more successful as a leader? How have you helped and rewarded them?

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