Lessons by Leland Maples

By Leland Maples
January 23rd, 2000

January blessed us with a guest teacher. Leland Maples from Odessa Texas, was in town to attend the Northside Bible Church Men’s Retreat and stayed over to lead on Jan 23rd.  The Scripture reading for this lesson is 1 Tim 4:1-5 "4 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which...

By Leland Maples
April 24th, 2000

The lesson on April 23, 2000 was given by Leland Maples of the LOOPS ministry and it was celebrating the resurrection of Christ.

By Leland Maples
April 1st, 2001

Are You Comfortable? Leland Maples is the guest speaker this week and presented the lesson on 04-01 which asks the question "Are You Comfortable"? Leland goes on to point out that most of the people called to do God's work were moved from doing what was "comfortable" to what was “uncomfortable” for Christ's sake. As an example, the Apostle Paul was a Pharisee of the Pharisee's but his calling was to be the Apostle unto the Gentiles. His comfort level surely would have been to go unto the Jews only but he was asked to be "Uncomfortable for Christ" and preach to the gentiles the...

By Leland Maples
September 30th, 2001

The attack on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, DC has caused many people to ask the question “Is this the End Times?” There is much uncertainty and unrest in the world but one thing is certain... Christ Jesus and His Word. It’s in His word where the student of scripture who rightly divides the word of truth, will ask the question and go to the Bible to search for the answer. What you will find is that there are specific events that must occur in order prior to the Lord’s return. These events in prophecy involve the Nation of Israel who must be...

By Leland Maples
March 31st, 2002

The Greatest Story Ever Told. There are two days every year in the world when we are reminded that God become flesh and rose from the dead. Christmas and Easter may be full of commercialism but the testimony is still there... Christ Jesus was born of a virgin, and arose after His crucifixion a risen Saviour. Why? We’re reminded in 2 Cor 5:21 (KJV) “For He hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.” When the elders of Israel refused to accept who he was, they asked for a sign. Matt 12:38-40 (KJV) “Then certain of the scribes and...

By Leland Maples
March 24th, 2003

Priorities. Leland Maples of LOOPS Ministries delivered a lesson on priorities. Leland shared his recent fight with lung cancer and the insights this gave him into setting proper priorities. Everybody has responsibilities in their lives that change over time. From being a student to becoming a parent, responsibilities change. Yet we need to keep in mind that responsibilities are not priorities. Our priorities need to dictate which responsibilities come first. As Christians, we should know our spiritual priorities just as the Apostle Paul reminds Timothy in 2 Timothy 4:1-5 (KJV) “I...

By Leland Maples
February 29th, 2004

Fret Not. The scripture in Psalms 37:1-8 specifies three “fret-nots” that provide us direction in how our walk should not be afflicted with stress. “Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity...Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass. Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.” In addition to the “fret-nots”, the passage instructs us in the right direction. “Trust in the LORD, and do...

By Leland Maples
January 30th, 2005

The lesson on January 30, 2005 was entitled "But the End is Not Yet" and the scripture reading was in Matthew 24:1-6 KJV. "24:1 And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple. 2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. 3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the...

By Leland Maples
May 2nd, 2005

The lesson on May 1, 2005 was entitled "Do the Work of an Evangelist" and the scripture reading was in 2 Timothy 4:5 KJV. "5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry."  This lesson was taught by Leland Maples of the LOOPS ministry.

By Leland Maples
July 17th, 2005

The lesson on July 17, 2005 was entitled "Anger" and it was given by Leland Maples of the LOOPS ministry.

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