Sunday School on the Psalms Lesson #6 October 8, 2017 “Another Look at Book I and II of the Psalms”

Another Look at Book One and Two of the Psalms     Oct. 8, 2107      Our usual approach to the psalms is to take them one by one, without much concern for its historical context (both when it was written and the setting in which it was used for worship) nor for its context within the ...

Sunday School on the Psalms Lesson #5 Oct. 1, 2017 Book Two of the Psalms

Book Two of the Psalms       Oct. 1, 2017 Overview of the Books of the Psalms Pastor Louis Prontnicki     Maple Glen Bible Fellowship Church   Differences between Book One (Psalms 1-41) and Book Two (Psalms 42-72): Book one uses YHWH (LORD) as the primary name for God, [278 to 48] while book two uses Elohim, ...

Sunday School on the Psalms Lesson # 4 Sept. 24, 2017 Understanding Book One of the Psalms (1-41)

Understanding the Arrangement of the Psalms Book One of the Psalms: 1 -41    Sept. 24, 2107 Pastor Louis Prontnicki   Maple Glen Bible Fellowship Church   Last Sunday we begin a long section dealing with getting a handle on the Psalms. We want to develop an appreciation for the way in which God arranged the Psalms. ...

Sunday School on the Psalms Lesson #3 Sept. 17, 2017 Understanding How the Psalms are Arranged

The Psalms     Lesson # 3  Pastor Louis Prontnicki   Maple Glen Bible Fellowship Church   Last Sunday we raised the question: How do we get a handle on the psalms? How do we know them better so that we can hide them in our hearts, and use them more effectively and lovingly? We began answering ...

Sunday School on the Psalms Lesson #2 Sept. 10, 2017 Grasping the Psalms/ Getting a Handle on the Psalms

III. Yet We Struggle with Fully Grasping the Whole Book of Psalms. While every believer has benefitted greatly from the book of Psalms, and we all keep going back to the psalms….yet which of us feels that we know what all 150 of the psalms are about, much less to have the ability to draw ...

Sunday School on the Psalms Lesson #1 Sept. 3, 2017 Introduction to the Psalms

The Psalms    Lesson #1     September 3, 2017  Pastor Louis Prontnicki    Maple Glen Bible Fellowship Church   Question # 1: “Write down one psalm that has been meaningful to you.  Tell us in one sentence why it has been meaningful to you” Question # 2: “In one sentence, why do you turn ...

Listening to One Another July 9, 2017 Sunday School Lesson

Listening to One Another        (Part of a Course on Biblical Friendship) Pastor Louis Prontnicki  Maple Glen Bible Fellowship Church   July 9, 2017 “Because such a big indicator of loving is listening, a great listener is a great lover.”   What does the Bible tell us about listening, about hearing? A. We ...

April 30, 2017 Psalm 51 Sunday School Class

 Psalm 51     For the director of music. A psalm of David.  When the prophet Nathan came to him after David had committed adultery with Bathsheba. (See 2 Samuel 11:2-5) Note the power of God’s Word, through Nathan, to impact David and change him! Put yourself in David’s place: everything was going great, until one day ...

In the Woods: A Parable

In the Woods: A Parable By Pastor Louis Prontnicki Maple Glen Bible Fellowship Church Once there was a group of adventurous people hiking and camping through a very remote wilderness region. Though it would have easy to lose their way in the dense forest, their trusted guide and leader had a compass, a GPS, and ...

Spiritual Warfare at the Gates of Hell: Some Reflections March 2016

Spiritual Warfare at the Gates of Hell Pastor Louis Prontnicki    March  2016 From the minute I turned the corner at 12th and Locust and saw the four, yellow-vested Planned Parenthood escorts, I knew this was going to be a challenging morning.  Lynn and I had volunteered to take two hours to pray in front ...