Scripture: Acts 1:1-11 Key Verse(s): While he was going and they were gazing up toward heaven, suddenly two men in white robes stood by them. They said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up toward heaven? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way… Read More In the Same Way
Scripture: John 15:9-17 Key Verse(s): You are my friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.… Read More Fast Friends
Scripture: John 15:1-8 Key Verse(s): Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. (v. 2-3) Observation: Jesus uses the relationship between a vine, its branches, and a vinedresser/vinegrower… Read More Cleansing Not Cutting
Scripture: Acts 4:5-12 Key Verse(s): let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead—by him this man is standing before you well. (v. 10) Observation: Peter and John have been arrested for preaching and… Read More Let It Be Known
Scripture: Luke 24:36b-48 Key Verse(s): And while they still disbelieved for joy and were marveling, he said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?” They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate before them. (v. 41-43) Observation: According to the gospel of Luke, Jesus appears to more than just the eleven after he is… Read More Marvel Not!
Scripture: Mark 16:1-8 Key Verse(s): But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.” And they went out and fled from the tomb, for trembling and astonishment had seized them, and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid. (v. 7-8) Observation:… Read More Fill In the Blank
Scripture: Mark 11:1-11 Key Verse(s): Many people spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut in the fields. Then those who went ahead and those who followed were shouting: “Hosanna! Blessed is the one who come in the name of the Lord!” (v. 8-9) Analysis: Jesus has come… Read More Humble or Humiliated?
Scripture: Matthew 6:13, Luke 4:1-13 Key Verse: And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. (Matthew 6:13) Observation: In Matthew’s gospel Jesus teaches about prayer is not prompted by the disciples but by Jesus himself. Jesus counsels against praying like the hypocrites who pray to be seen. Their prayers are not sincere… Read More Lead and Deliver
Scripture: John 3:14-21 Key Verse(s): And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so… Read More From Darkness to Light
Scripture: John 2:13-22 Key Verse(s): And he told those who sold the pigeons, “Take these things away; do not make my Father’s house a house of trade.” His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for your house will consume me.” (v. 16-17) Observation: Jesus comes into Jerusalem after turning water into wine during a wedding in Cana. He arrives… Read More Cleaning House