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Great Expectations -- Luke 4:14-21 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: Growing up and fulfilling a calling.Props: None.
Watch And Be Ready! -- Luke 12:32-40, Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: Conditioning God's children to be watchful and ready.
Wine Into Water -- John 2:1-11 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: Miracles do not make a Messiah; the Messiah made miracles.
Gobble, Gobble, Gone -- Luke 12:13-21 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: A lesson of sharing.
Be One -- John 17:20-26 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: Christian Unity.
Magic Prayers -- Luke 11:1-13 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: To teach the children that prayer forms a relationship with God.
Who Is Jesus? -- Matthew 2:1-12 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: To give an understanding of John's prologue and his understanding of Jesus' n
Work And Worship -- Luke 10:38-42 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: Sometimes we need to sit still, listen, and worship and not let the cares of
Words To Remember -- John 14:23-29 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: To remember and obey the words of Jesus.Props: None.
Who's My Friend? -- Luke 10:25-37 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: We should not discriminately pick who we love, so we must love all.
You Shall Know They Are Mothers By Their Love -- John 13:31-35 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: A person's beliefs and who he/she is, is evident by one's actions.
Written In The Heavens -- Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: The Kingdom of God surrounds us (v.
My Cup Overflows -- John 10:22-30 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: To demonstrate how God lavishes upon us his goodness and grace.
Finish What You Started -- Luke 9:51-62 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: Jesus has "set his face to Jerusalem" and is determined to fulfill the will o
You Have To Work At It -- John 21:1-19 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: The effort involved in loving God and one another.
I Doubt It! -- John 20:19-31, Revelation 1:4b-8 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: Thomas' transition from doubt to faith concerning the resurrection of Jesus.
I Can't Believe It -- John 20:1-18 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: Things are not always as they seem.
How Much? -- Luke 23:33-43 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: The extent of God's love for us expressed in the actions of Christ.
My Father's House -- Luke 2:41-52 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: The sanctity of the church.
The Shortest Distance Between Two Points -- Luke 3:1-6 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: We should allow God direct access to our lives. Key verse: 5b.
God Became Human -- John 1:1-18 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: To teach the incarnation.Props: Fingers and Toes.
Open Access -- Romans 5:1-5 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: To demonstrate that we have access to God through Christ.
Expect The Unexpected -- Luke 21:25-36, 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: When Jesus comes back it will be a surprise.
God's Training Wheels and Laying On Hands -- Luke 3:15-17, 21-22, Acts 8:14-17 -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: To teach that baptism is a foundational event in the life of a Christian.
What Can God Do? -- Luke 1:39-45 (46-55) -- Brett Blair, Tim Carpenter -- 2000
Exegetical Aim: God can do some awesome things.
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