We are now at the point where Christ’s ministry changes from ministering to the people outside of Jerusalem to the final days of His life where He ministers in Jerusalem. The two events we will examine are His triumphal entry into Jerusalem and His cleansing of the Temple by driving out those who were getting rich off the faith by exploiting the people. This is a good lesson.
What Jesus said about John the Baptist is a major portion of this lesson. What made John a man of God will do the same for any that are willing to follow Jesus as the Bible teaches. After this we will begin looking at the account of a sinner woman that seeks after Jesus who was eating at Simon the Pharisees house.
We will look at two godly people that were in the Temple in Jerusalem when Jesus was being dedicated to God 40 days after He was born. The first we began to study in our last episode and this is Simeon and the second is Anna. There are some wonderful truths about the faith that we will examine in this lesson.
This is a continuation of the Christmas story. We will finish looking at the shepherds that went to see Jesus. Then we will move on to what happens during the next month after our Savior’s birth. The first event was His circumcision and the second was His dedication in the Temple in Jerusalem along with Mary’s purification. There are some practical principles that come out in this lesson that will help anyone who wants to be a follower of Jesus.
We are still in the midst of the Christmas story in this lesson. The birth of John is the primary focus in this study. John is the cousin of Jesus who would one day be the prophet who prepares the way for Messiah. There’s a lot of truth presented on the Christmas story that many aren’t familiar with, so listen and learn. Merry Christmas!!!
This lesson continues to examine the Christmas story according to Luke. We begin by studying Mary’s response to the angel Gabriel and her visit to her cousin Elizabeth. We will then look at what happens when these two women of God meet and how the Lord is glorified through it. There is a lot of good and exciting theology in this lesson, along with the hope of Christ coming into the world.
In these verses we will study the account of Jesus healing a leper that comes to Him and asks, “If you are willing, you can make me clean.” Jesus’ response is wonderful, “I am willing.” This is the heart of God that’s willing to heal the worst of the worst. This lesson is sure to encourage your heart and boost your faith.
In this portion of Scripture John continues his discourse on false teachers. The serious nature of this threat against the true church is real and this is why the apostle takes so much time to press this thought home. Integral to standing against deception is to abide in Christ. Don’t miss this encouraging message.
Ephesians 4:4-8 are the verses we will concentrate on in this lesson. In verses 4-6 Paul states that there is only one body, one Spirit, one hope, one Lord and one faith. We will learn what Paul meant by these “one” statements. Then in verses 7-8 we will study the grace that is given to Christ’s disciples and what Paul is talking about when he speaks of Christ descending and ascending. This is a very interesting lesson.
Ephesians 2:10-12 is the focus of this lesson. Though a few different topics come out in this portion of Scripture there are two I want to mention. The first is that we are God’s workmanship that was created to do good works and the second is our great need to rightly remember what we were before coming to Christ. This lesson will be a real encouragement to you.