lessons

This archive contains recorded lessons presented at the Parsons Church of Christ. We invite you to review these lessons and listen at your convenience.

Am I My Brother's Keeper?

02/26/2017 Morning Service, by Brian Jones

 

Brother Jones speaks of our responsibility to new members and those who are erring.

3 Dead, 1 Gone, 1 Cling-On

02/26/2017 Morning Service, by Martin Klamm

 

In the book of Ruth, chapter 1, we see a stark contrast, as well as a significant change, in two people.

The Place Where Everyone Belongs

02/19/2017 Morning Service, by Martin Klamm

 

Everyone wants to fit in somewhere. God has made a place where everyone does fit in.

Turning Troubles Into Blessings

02/19/2017 Evening Service, by Martin Klamm

 

Sometimes things can be bad for us, but actually be good for the kingdom.

God Can't Do It

02/12/2017 Morning Service, by Martin Klamm

 

Sometimes we question God’s power and ability to work in our lives.

The Magic Button

02/12/2017 Evening Service, by Martin Klamm

 

What if there was a Magic Button that would make it easier to be a Christian?

Where There's a Will, There's The Way

02/05/2017 Morning Service, by Martin Klamm

 

It seems that “The Way” was an important concept to the first century Christians. Because of their commitment to The Way, they did not let anything stop them from serving the Lord.

Incorrect Message Error

01/29/2017 Morning Service, by Martin Klamm

 

Sometimes our actions don’t match our words. In this lesson we look at how we can make those two match.

Keeping Doors Oopen

01/29/2017 Evening Service, by Martin Klamm

 

How to keep the door open when trying to restore erring brethren.

The Place No One Wants to Talk About

01/22/2017 Morning Service, by Martin Klamm

 

Hell is not a place that most people want to talk about, but Jesus mentioned it by name more than anyone else in the Bible.

Following the Herd

01/22/2017 Evening Service, by Martin Klamm

 

It can be a bad thing to do what others are doing.

Who is Jesus to You?

01/15/2017 Morning Service, by Martin Klamm

 

The Bible tells us who Jesus is, but who is He to you?

Why is the Bible So Confusing

01/15/2017 Evening Service, by Martin Klamm

 

Many people think the Bible would be easier to understand if it was straightforward, plain, and simple, but is that really what makes it confusing to them? 

How Do I Forgive?

01/08/2017 Morning Service, by Martin Klamm

 

God commands us to forgive others, but how do we do that?

The One

01/08/2017 Evening Service, by Martin Klamm

 

A look at two parables which Jesus taught about going after The One who was lost.

God is in Control

01/01/2017 Morning Service, by Byron Benitez

 

Our guest speaker reminds us how God is in control, even when it doesn’t seem like it.

The Real Reason to Celebrate

12/25/2016 Morning Service, by Brian Jones

 

During Christmastime many people celebrate the birth of Jesus. This lesson explores what is the real reason to celebrate.

Love Your Neighborhood

12/18/2016 Morning Service, by Martin Klamm

 

A look at what Jesus said in Matthew 5:43-48 about loving your enemies. 

Help My Unbelief

12/18/2016 Evening Service, by Martin Klamm

 

A father once asked Jesus to help his unbelief, which is something we all should ask for.

An Eye for a Tooth

12/11/2016 Morning Service, by Martin Klamm

 

A look at what Jesus meant when He addressed the principle of “an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth”.

Pulpit Swap

12/11/2016 Evening Service, by Ray Penna

 

Ray Penna is our guest speaker for the area “pulpit swap”.

Don't Vow to Swear An Oath

12/04/2016 Morning Service, by Martin Klamm

 

A look at why Jesus said not to swear or take oaths.

Cutting the Lust Out of Your Eye

11/27/2016 Morning Service, by Martin Klamm

 

Jesus teaches us that we should not lust.

Everyone is Tempted

11/27/2016 Evening Service, by Martin Klamm

 

Everyone is tempted, and everyone is promised a way out of temptation.

Murder

11/20/2016 Morning Service, by Martin Klamm

 

In His “Sermon on the Mount”, Jesus addressed what the Jews had heard about murder and then told them to get rid of the middle ground.

Revelation Churches

11/20/2016 Evenng Service, by Martin Klamm

 

A look at what Jesus said seven congregations were doing right, and what they were doing wrong, and what they needed to do to right the wrongs.

I Love This Sermon

11/13/2016 Morning Service, by Martin Klamm

 

The Bible defines what unconditional love is, and then it tells us who we are to love unconditionally.

All Things Are Lawful

11/13/2016 Evening Service, by Martin Klamm

 

In two verses the apostle Paul says that “all things are lawful”, but does that mean we can do whatever we want?

An Annoying Thing Happened On the Way to a Miracle

11/06/2016 Morning Service, by Martin Klamm

 

An anxious father was tested while leading Jesus back to his home so Jesus could heal the man’s dying daughter.

Real Courage

10/30/2016 Morning Service, by Martin Klamm

 

A look at where real courage comes from.

Clowns and Christians

10/30/2016 Evening Service, by Martin Klamm

 

The reactions of people towards the recent clown ordeal are similar to the reactions some people have towards Christians and Christianity in general.

Dogs, Cats, and Your Mind

10/23/2016 Morning Service, by Martin Klamm

 

Dogs and cats appear to think very differently. The difference is just as great between being spiritually minded and fleshly minded.

Going Up?

10/23/2016 Evening Service, by Martin Klamm

 

In our final lesson of the events surrounding the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus, we take a look at Jesus’ ascension.

Friends and Family Day

10/16/2016 Morning Service, by Nick Jones

 

Nick shares with us what terrifies him most.

A Rumor and a Responsibility

10/16/2016 Evening Service, by Martin Klamm

 

A look at a rumor that was started due to a misunderstanding of what Jesus said.

A Window and a Pharisee

10/09/2016 Morning Service, by Martin Klamm

 

A look at two parables that Jesus told back-to-back in Luke 18.

Do You Love Me?

10/09/2016 Evening Service, by Martin Klamm

 

After being raised from the dead, Jesus asked Peter thrice if he loved Him.

Dirty Priests

10/02/2016 Morning Service, by Martin Klamm

 

A look at how a message delivered by the prophet Haggai relates to us today.

Who's Programming Your GPS?

9/25/2016 Morning Service, by Martin Klamm

 

Jesus is our model of the perfect person, therefore we should listen only to those who are pointing us closer to Him.

Jesus and Peter Have a Chat

9/25/2016 Evening Service, by Martin Klamm

 

After Jesus’ resurrection, He and Peter have a chat by the sea.

Anything, Any Time

9/18/2016 Morning Service, by Martin Klamm

 

Anything can happen at any time. Sometimes good things happen, sometimes bad things, but we should be ready at all times to enter eternity.

I Hate a Man Named Status Quo

9/11/2016 Morning Service, by Martin Klamm

 

Change can be either good or bad, depending on what kind of change it is. When it comes to good change, God does not accept the status quo.

Pulpit Swap

9/11/2016 Evening Service, by Martin Klamm

 

Jonathan England was the guest speaker for the local “pulpit swap”.

Doubt and Fear

9/04/2016 Morning Service, by Martin Klamm

 

Doubt and fear are two emotions that often go hand in hand and Satan knows that.

What God Wants Us to Honor

8/28/2016 Morning Service, by Martin Klamm

 

A look at some of the things mentioned in the New Testament that we are to honor.

Evening of the Resurrection

8/28/2016 Evening Service, by Martin Klamm

 

In this study we look at what took place the night of Jesus’ resurrection.

Honor is a Pricey Thing

8/21/2016 Morning Service, by Martin Klamm

 

A look at the meaning of honor in the New Testament, and why we should honor Jesus.

Resurrection Afternoon

8/21/2016 Evening Service, by Martin Klamm

 

A look at the events that took place the afternoon of Resurrection Sunday.

Some Things that God Doesn't Mix

8/14/2016 Morning Service, by Martin Klamm

 

As the title suggests, there are some things that God pointed out in the Bible that He does not want mixed together.

The Resurrection

8/14/2016 Evening Service, by Martin Klamm

 

In our continuing series of the events surrounding the death of Jesus, we have reached the Lord’s resurrection. This lesson takes a look at the events that took place the morning that Jesus conquered death.

I Need a Break

8/07/2016 Morning Service, by Martin Klamm

 

There was a time when the apostles really wanted to take a break, but Jesus used that opportunity to teach some lessons.

Powerful Are the Meek

7/31/2016 Morning Service, by Martin Klamm

 

The definition of meek is “power under strict control.” In this lesson we look at the Greek and Hebrew words that are sometimes translated as “meek.”

The Burial of Jesus

7/31/2016 Evening Service, by Martin Klamm

 

As the title suggests, in this lesson we look at the burial of Jesus.

It's No One's Fault

7/24/2016 Morning Service, by Martin Klamm

 

The disciples asked Jesus who was to blame for a man being born blind. Too often we blame others for our problems.

Jesus on the Cross

7/24/2016 Evening Service, by Martin Klamm

 

A look at what took place as Jesus hung on a cross.

That Was Randon

7/17/2016 Morning Service, by Martin Klamm

 

Jesus said some things during His ministry on Earth that seem rather random. In this lesson we look at one of those “random” sayings.

Crucifixion

7/17/2016 Evening Service, by Martin Klamm

 

A study of how crucifixion was done and what took place as a person hung on a cross.

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Naaman, The River Rat

7/10/2016 Morning Service, by Martin Klamm

 

There are a lot of practical things that we can learn from Naaman, the commander of the Syrian army who had leprosy.

Dependent on Independence

07/03/2016 Morning Service, by Martin Klamm

 

Jesus said, “You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.” But what does that really mean?

God's Containers

6/26/2016 Morning Service, by Martin Klamm

 

Christians are the containers that God uses to take His “product” into the world.

The Journey to the Cross

6/26/2016 Evening Service, by Martin Klamm

 

A look at what took place as Jesus made His way to the cross.

Mothers, Do They Receive Worker's Comp?

6/19/2016 Morning Service, by Martin Klamm

 

A lesson about husbands and wives loving their marriage.

Report On West Tennessee Workcamp

6/19/2016 Evening Service, by Martin Klamm

 

A report about the work that was done during West Tennessee Workcamp, as well as the need to be servants.

You've Got To Be Kidding Me

6/12/2016 Morning Service, by Martin Klamm

 

This lesson takes a different look at the “goats” of Matthew 25.

Pulpit Swap

6/12/2016 Evening Service, by Robert Pierce

 

Robert Pierce was a guest speaker for the pulpit swap.

David's Godly Attitude

6/05/2016 Morning Service, by Martin Klamm

 

We look at David’s godly attitude when confronted with the consequences of his sin.

Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery

5/29/2016 Morning Service, by Martin Klamm

 

The Bible teaches us that we should imitate other Christians as they imitate Christ. 

Change is Hard

5/29/2016 Evening Service, by Martin Klamm

 

Change is difficult to deal with, that’s why we need to hold on to Jesus.

30 Days to Live

5/22/2016 Morning service, by Martin Klamm

 

What if you only had 30 days to live? What would you do with those 30 days?

Jesus Before Pilate, Again

5/22/2016 Evening service, by Martin Klamm

 

In the final part of Jesus’ trial, He is judged by Pilate again.

Deacons Are not Junior Elders

5/15/2016 Morning service, by Martin Klamm

 

A study on the role of deacons.

Punches Pilate

5/15/2016 Evening service, by Martin Klamm

 

The first part of Jesus’ trial before Pilate, as well as before Herod.

Elders, Do They Get Senior Discounts?

5/08/2016 Morning service, by Martin Klamm

 

In this second part of a two-part study on the leaders of the church, we look at their duties based upon the titles given that position in the Bible.

The Trial of Jesus Part I

5/08/2016 Evening service, by Martin Klamm

 

As the title suggests, we look at the first part of Jesus’ trial.

A Typical Sermon About Elders

5/01/2016 Morning service, by Martin Klamm

 

This lesson is the first of two lessons about elders. In this lesson, we take a typical look at the command to have a plurality of elders and their qualifications.

This is Forgiveness

4/24/2016 Morning service, by Martin Klamm

 

In this lesson, we look at forgiveness from God’s perspective and how that affects how we should forgive others.

Citizens' Arrest! Citizens' Arrest!

4/24/2016 Evening service, by Martin Klamm

 

A look at the arrest of Jesus.

Addition and Submission

4/17/2016 Morning service, by Martin Klamm

 

Are you fully submitting to the Lord, or have you just added Him to your life?

Welcome to Olive Garden

4/17/2016 Evening service, by Martin Klamm

 

A look at what took place in the Garden of Gethsemane before Jesus was arrested.

This Has Only Been a Test

4/10/2016 Morning service, by Martin Klamm

 

At the core of every spiritual test is this question: Will you follow God, or not?

Jesus Prayed for Us

4/10/2016 Morning service, by Martin Klamm

 

In John 17 Jesus prayed for His disciples, including those of us who follow Him today.

There's a Rat in Me Kitchen

4/03/2016 Morning service, by Martin Klamm

 

In this lesson we look at the events that took place in Joshua 9, and draw some lessons from what took place.

To What Shall I Compare You?

3/20/2016 Morning service, by Martin Klamm

 

In this lesson we look at the characters mentioned in the Parable of the Prodigal Son and compare them to today.

I Heard It Through the Grapevine

3/20/2016 Evening service, by Martin Klamm

 

In our continued study of the events that took place before Jesus’ death, we come to what Jesus shared with His apostles in John 15.

Where Have You Been?

3/13/2016 Morning service, by Martin Klamm

 

Being bold for the Lord shows that we have been with Jesus.

Pulpit Swap

3/13/2016 Evening service, by Stan Mitchell

 

Stan Mitchell is the guest speaker for our pulpit swap, and his lesson is on preaching.

Heaven Is Out Of This Word

3/6/2016 Morning service, by Martin Klamm

 

What are you willing to do to get into heaven?

The Pride of Life

2/28/2016 Morning service, by Brian Jones

 

Listen to Brother Brian Jones bring us a lesson from God's word during our morning service on Sunday, February 28, 2016.

When the World is Cracked Up

2/28/2016 Evening service, by Brian Jones

 

Listen to Brother Brian Jones bring us a lesson from God's word during our evening service on Sunday, February 28, 2016.

Love Your Neighbor

2/21/2016 Morning service, by Martin Klamm

 

Jesus said we are to love our neighbor, but how do we do that? This lesson attempts to answer that question.

The New Old Commandment

2/21/2016 Evening service, by Martin Klamm

 

Our series on the events that led up to Jesus’ death continues in this lesson as we look at the final things that took place in the upper room the night before Jesus died.

Near, Far, Wherever You Are

2/14/2016 Morning service, by Martin Klamm

 

In this lesson, we look at some practical advice on how to draw near to God.

Warning Signs

2/14/2016 Evening service, by Martin Klamm

 

In our continuing study of the events that took place before the death of Jesus, we look at some warning signs that Jesus gave to the apostles.

Astronauts and Christians

2/07/2016 Morning service, by Martin Klamm

 

Christians are told to examine themselves. This lesson takes a look at how we are to do that.

The Blessing of Pain

1/31/2016 Morning service, by Martin Klamm

 

Pain is typically seen as something that is bad, however, it can also be viewed as a blessing.

I'm Greater Than You Are!

1/31/2016 Evening service, by Martin Klamm

 

The night before Jesus died, the apostles were arguing about which of them was the greatest.

Admission Required

1/24/2016 Morning service, by Martin Klamm

 

The Bible promises that only those who are members of an exclusive club will be able to see the Lord.

Judas, the Betrayer

1/24/2016 Evening service, by Martin Klamm

 

A look at the events that led up to Judas’ betrayal of Jesus.

Men, Women, and Brain Food

1/17/2016 Morning service, by Martin Klamm

 

Men and women think differently, but God created us to be this way.

Paradoxes of the Cross

1/17/2016 Evening service, by Martin Klamm

 

A look at three of the paradoxes that surround the death of Jesus.

Better Than Ever

1/03/2016 Morning service, by Martin Klamm

 

What is really first in your life?