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
Scripture: Mark 1:9-15 Key Verse(s):And the Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. He was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels waited on him. (v. 12-13) Observation: There is a great number of important details in this short passage. Jesus is baptized by… Read More Repent and Believe
Scripture: Mark 9:2-9 Key Verse(s): And a cloud overshadowed them, and a voice came out of the cloud, “This is my beloved Son; listen to him.” And suddenly, looking around, they no longer saw anyone with them but Jesus only. (v. 7-8) Observation: Jesus leads Peter, James, and John up a mountainside, most likely Mount Hermon, and allows them to experience… Read More Jesus Alone
Scripture: 1st Corinthians 9:16-23 Key Verse(s): To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some. I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings. (v. 22-23) Observation: An initial reading of… Read More All Things to All People