Scripture: 2nd Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 Key Verse(s): When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, “Ask what I shall do for you before I am taken from you.” And Elisha said, “Please let there be a double portion of your spirit on me.” (v. 9) Observation: Elisha becomes Elijah’s assistant after Elijah throws his cloak/mantle… Read More Purpose: Think Big!
Scripture: Romans 8:26-39 Key Verse(s): We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn within a large family.… Read More Purpose: Up Until Now!
Scripture: Daniel 3:13-20, 24-25 Key Verse(s): Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered and said to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. If this be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of your hand, O… Read More Purpose: Fired Up!
Scripture: Luke 2:41-52 Key Verse(s): And when his parents saw him, they were astonished. And his mother said to him, “Son, why have you treated us so? Behold, your father and I have been searching for you in great distress.” And he said to them, “Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be… Read More Prepare the Way: Search
Scripture: Luke 1:39-55 Key Verse(s): And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit, and she exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! (v. 41-42) Observation: Mary has received an incredible message from the angel Gabriel… Read More Prepare the Way: Welcome
Scripture: Luke 3:7-18 Key Verse(s): Bear fruits worthy of repentance. Do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our ancestor’; for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham. Even now the ax is lying at the root of the trees; every tree therefore that… Read More Prepare the Way: Do!
Scripture: Luke 3:1-6 Key Verse(s): And he went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.’” (v. 3 and 4) Observation:… Read More Prepare the Way: Voice In the Wilderness
Scripture: Jeremiah 33:14-16 Key Verse(s): In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to spring up for David, and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. (v. 15) Observation: The prophet Jeremiah is rightly remembered for the message of judgment that receives from the Lord. Despite the rejection he… Read More Prepare the Way: Stand
Scripture: John 18:33-37 Key Verse(s): Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world.” (v. 36) Observation: Jesus stands before Pilate as Pilate is trying to determine what to… Read More Not Of This World
Scripture: Hebrews 10:11-14, 19-25 Key Verse(s): let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. (v. 22-23) Observation: The writer/preacher of the book… Read More Confidence In Christ