Scripture: Luke 10:25-37 Key Verse(s): Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him and departed, leaving him half dead. Now by chance, a priest was going down that road, and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he… Read More The Other Side
Scripture: 1st Kings 19:1-16, see also Luke 8:26-39 Key verse(s): The angel of the Lord came back a second time and touched him and said, “Get up and eat, for the journey is too much for you.” (v. 7) Observation: We enter the story of Elijah right after he has defeated the prophets of the false god… Read More What Are You Doing?
Scripture: John 16:12-15 Key Verse(s): I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. (v. 12) Observation: This passage is part of what is commonly known as Jesus’ “Farewell Discourse.” Jesus shares a great deal of information with the disciples so that they will be prepared to continue doing… Read More More Than We Can Bear
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 Key Verse(s): So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation. (v. 17-18) Observation: Paul declares the marvelous works… Read More Who Knows Who’s New?
Scripture: Luke 24:44-53 (see also Acts 1:1-11) Key Verse(s): While he was blessing them, he withdrew from them and was carried up into heaven. And they worshiped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy; and they were continually in the temple blessing God. (v. 51-53) Observation: Reading the gospel according to Luke requires remembering… Read More Power From On High
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 Key Verse(s): By their approval of this service, they will glorify God because of your submission that comes from your confession of the gospel of Christ, and the generosity of your contribution for them and for all others, while they long for you and pray for you, because of the surpassing grace of God… Read More True Stewardship
Scripture: John 10:22-30 Key Verse(s): My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. I and the Father are one.” (v. 27-28, 30 ESV) Observation: John chapter 10 begins with Jesus proclaiming that he… Read More Mother, Lamb, Shepherd
Scripture: Acts 9:1-20, John 21:1-19 Key Verse(s): He asked, “Who are you, Lord?” The reply came, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. But get up and enter the city, and you will be told what you are to do.” (Acts 9:5-6, NRSV) “He said to him the third time, ‘Simon, son of John, do… Read More Peter to Peter, Saul to Saul
Scripture: John 20:19-31 Key Verse(s): Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. (v. 30-31, ESV) Observation: The disciples were hiding… Read More What Will It Take For You to Believe
Scripture: Acts 5:27-32 Key Verse(s): But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than any human authority.” (v. 29 NRSV) Observation: Peter and the other apostles have come to believe in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The same Pete who denied Jesus three times is now willing to stand the high priest… Read More We Must Obey God