In this lesson we will get into some of the dynamics that made the primitive church so powerful. What the Lord has done in the past are prophesies of what He wants to do again. That thought comes from Charles Spurgeon and it is true. The Lord wants the life of the early church to be in the church of today, regardless of the culture.
We are only going to dig into two verses in this lesson. They contain some of the fruit that came out of the Day of Pentecost as seen in Acts chapter two. There are two points that stand out. The first is the power of the Holy Spirit that brought 3000 souls to Christ and the second is the devotion those early saints had for Jesus. This is a very important lesson to understand and apply to our lives.
We now come to the final lesson from the Gospel of Luke. This is about Christ resurrection, ascension and sending out His followers to make disciples of all nations. Jesus told those disciples to first go into Jerusalem and pray until the power of the Holy Spirit fills them and that’s where this Gospel ends, and the Book of Acts picks up. Guess what next book of the New Testament that we will study next?
The first four verses of Luke 17 addresses the serious subject of stumbling people, which is to lead them to sin. This is followed by Jesus answering the important request the disciples made to Him to increase their faith. What follows is some really practical teaching on how we are to grow our faith.
We will study in this lesson some Christ’s most radical teachings on true discipleship. The standard for those who want to be His true followers hasn’t changed since He originally spoke those words. The question has always been and still is, do we really want to be a disciple of Christ? This is a powerful message, so don’t miss it.
In Luke 12:31 Jesus gave us the command to seek His kingdom. In the verses we are studying in this lesson, Jesus elaborated on what it means to seek Him and His kingdom above everything and everyone. What He taught is foundational to living out the Biblical faith, so it is of great importance that we know these truths.
In this lesson we will finish Luke chapter 10 by studying the time Jesus went to the home of Martha and her sister Mary. There is are some very powerful lessons that we can learn from this event. Then we will begin examining the first verse of chapter 11 that will take us into the important subject of prayer.
The topics of this lesson has to do with what Jesus taught the 12 apostles before He sent them out to minister and what happens after they return. Jesus wanted time to be alone with His disciples to prepare them for the time when He would be taken from them. He also had another agenda, which was to draw 20,000 people into the wilderness near Bethsaida so He could miraculously feed them. Here was another event where Jesus proved His divinity.
There are two historical accounts we will look at in this study and learn how they apply to our lives today. The first is the raising from the dead Jairus’ daughter and the second is when Jesus sent out the 12 apostles to heal the sick, cast out devils and preach the Good News of the Kingdom of God.
We begin chapter eight of the Gospel of Luke in this episode. In this chapter we find the well known Parable of the Sower. We will only be digging into the preliminary points to this parable, but it is still some good stuff. One issue we will look at is how Jesus had women disciples traveling with Him. This is an interesting lesson.
We will study in this lesson what Jesus said to a couple of John the Baptist’s disciples that were sent by the great prophet to inquire if Jesus was the promised Messiah. Then we will see what Jesus said about John after the prophet’s disciples left to tell John what they saw and heard. There are some wonderful truths in this lesson.
The account of Matthew’s call to discipleship and conversion is the subject of this lesson. This is a wonderful expression of true salvation coming to a man that lived an ungodly life. You will be encouraged by this podcast. You can subscribe for free to this podcast through iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Tunein and Blubrry, just to name a few.
There are two principle topics that the apostle John addresses in First John 3:17-21. The first is that love is more than words, but is proved through action. And second, that God has made a way so that we don’t have to be consumed with self-condemnation, but we can have confidence before God. This is a very practical lesson.