What Real Christianity Looks Like: A Study of the Parables (Berean Study Series) (Volume 2)
The issue of what real Christianity looks like presses on believers from multiple sides. If we are going to maintain this historic faith, what does that faith look like in a changing world, and what will it look like a decade from now, or a century? Is the religion that is spreading around the globe now, the same as what Jesus preached? However difficult the parables of Jesus are to understand, they are much more difficult to put into practice. Lessons about mercy and compassion, or responsibility and preparation, or joy and hope, or inclusion and generosity, have resounded in church auditoriums every week from time immemorial, and yet these very character traits prove to be perpetually elusive for many. If the West has rejected Christianity, one may still wonder whether they have really rejected mercy, preparation, hope, inclusion, or whether these are not the values they associate with Christianity. If no, the church has work to do. If we persistently seek the meanings of the parables of Christ, we have assurance that we will find. Join the faculty and staff of Heritage Christian University as we seek and find What Real Christianity Looks Like according to great stories told by Jesus himself. To purchase this book, please visit Amazon.
The following are the lessons presented in this series and are all available on our YouTube channel. If you do not have access to the internet in your building, please contact Melanie Irions about ordering the 2016 Berean Study Series on a flash drive at no cost to you. You can download the PDF Study Guides for each lesson by clicking on each presenters name.
Endless Possibilites: The Parable of the Mustard Seed (Mark 4:30-32) – Dr. Jeremy Barrier
Joy: The Parable of the Old and New (Luke 5:33-39) – Dr. Bill Bagents
Compassion: The Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37) – Jim Collins
Using Your Talents: The Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30) – Dr. Ed Gallagher
Mercy: The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant (Matthew 18:21-31) – Arvy Dupuy
Taking Responsibility: The Parable of the Lost Son (Luke 15:11-24) – Philip Goad
Serving: Parable of the Sheep and the Goats (Matthew 25:31-46) – Justin Guin
Kindness: The Parable of the Two Debtors (Luke 7:41-42) – Travis Harmon
Living Ready: The Parable of the Ten Virigns (Matthew 25:1-13) – Dr. Ted Burleson
Persistence: The Parable of the Persistent Widow (Luke 18:1-8) – Matt Heupel
Hope: The Parable of the Lost Sheep (Luke 15:1-7) – Wayne Kilpatrick
Inclusion: The Parable of the Great Dinner (Luke 14:16-24) – Brad McKinnon
Generosity: The Parable of the Rich Fool (Luke 12:13-21) – Lucas Suddreth