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
Scripture: Hebrews 9:24-28 Key Scripture(s): Nor was it to offer himself repeatedly, as the high priest enters the holy places every year with blood not his own, for then he would have had to suffer repeatedly since the foundation of the world. But as it is, he has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to put away… Read More Once For All
Scripture: John 11:32-44 Key Verse(s): Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to him, “Lord, by this time there will be an odor, for he has been dead four days.” Jesus said to her, “Did I not tell you that if you believed you would see the glory of God?”… Read More Roll the Stone Away
Scripture: Hebrews 4:12-16 Key Verse(s): For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who in every respect has been tested as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and… Read More Bold Approach
Scripture: Ephesians 6:10-20 Key Verse(s): For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.… Read More Check Your Armor
Scripture: Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18 Key Verse(s): “but as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” (v. 15b) Observation: This passage comes from a time of transition for the tribes of Israel. They are about to enter into the Promised Land after years of wandering. Joshua is also preparing them for his departure… Read More Is There Really a Choice?