Merry Christmas! This Christmas devotional is about how the greatest King came into our world. What we do with this King is the all important question.
We now come in our study of the Gospel of Luke to the hill called The Skull, otherwise known as Golgotha or Calvary, where Jesus was crucified. We will see the people mocking Him, but we will also see a wicked man become the first convert of the crucified Savior. This is a moving message so don’t miss it.
In this lesson from Luke chapter 23 we will study the final moments of Christ’s sham trail and His walk to Calvary. We will learn about a prophesy He made to some women while carrying His cross. This is a stirring message.
This lesson begins with Peter’s terrible grief over denying Jesus and then goes on to Christ’s shame trial by the religious Jewish leaders. The Lord then ends up before Pilate, the governor of Judea, followed by a visit to Herod, who was the ruler of Galilee. There are some powerful truths that are addressed in this lesson, so don’t miss it.
We will go with Jesus to the Garden of Gethsemane, hear Him pray and examine some of the profound lessons that are in this account. Then we will see the Savior arrested and Peter’s denial. Here we will find some more profound lessons that will teach us how to live the victorious Christian life in the face of suffering and trials.
In the verses we are studying there are two primary subjects. The first is that Satan possesses Judas to the betraying of Jesus and the second is that Jesus and the disciples celebrate the Passover. We are heading towards the cross and we will see Jesus more beautiful and loving then we can naturally see.
We will finish studying the account of Lazarus and the rich man. This story is challenging, but it offers a the opportunity to study the reality of death and how people will either spend an eternity in heaven or hell. This is a lesson you don’t want to miss.
This lesson is on the Parable of the Prodigal Son. We began looking at it in our last lesson and are now immersed in it. We will see some of the cultural dynamics that are central to this parable. This will help us understanding more clearly what Jesus was teaching.
There are two principal topics in this lesson. The first is on the necessity of repentance being an integral part of a genuine Christian’s life. The second is about the account where Jesus heals a demon possessed woman and the persecution that comes against Him as a result. This is a great lesson so don’t miss it.
In this lesson we will continue studying what Jesus has to say about worry. We will also look at the Savior’s remedy to this expression to unbelief. The answer is far more obvious then we might think because we are prone to look for complicated answers to what is actually spiritual problems. You will have to listen to this lesson to learn what the remedy Jesus gives for worry.
In the beginning of this lesson we will finish studying our Lord’s teaching on prayer from Luke chapter 11. Then we will examine what happened after Jesus cast a demon out of a man that was unable to speak. This is an interesting lesson.
We will begin studying a new account in Luke which is about an expert in the Mosaic Law that tried to entrap Jesus. The Lord turned the table on the lawyer and forced him to answer a question Jesus presented to him. This is a challenging exchange that teaches some important truths on what it means to follow Jesus. This interaction leads into the Parable of the Good Samaritan that we will begin examining at the end of this lesson.
The theme of this lesson can be simply stated as “The Cost of Discipleship.” Anyone that wants to be a follower of Jesus must understand what the Lord is teaching in the verses we are studying. These truths are so important that our eternal destiny hangs upon what we do with them.
In this lesson we will look at two people that were touched by Jesus and how their lives were never the same. The first is a religious leader and the second a suffering nameless woman. These two accounts are powerful and faith stirring.
What did Jesus teach after He gave the Parable of the Sower? That will be the first part of this lesson. Then we will examine what Jesus did when His mother and brothers visited Him while He was teaching in a home. The final account we will look at is when Jesus calmed a raging sea. There’s some really good stuff in this 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 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.
There are two historical accounts that we will examine from the seventh chapter of the Gospel of Luke. The first is the extraordinary faith of an officer in the Roman military. The second is of the mercy Jesus showed to a widow who was taking her dead son to be buried. There are some powerful truths in this lesson, so don’t miss it.
There are two parts to this lesson. The first is finishing Luke chapter 2 where we will look at the only Biblical account of Jesus as a young boy. The second is our returning to Luke chapter 6 where we stopped two months ago to study the Christmas story during the Christmas season. In chapter 6 of Luke we will look at one very challenging verse, which is the 24th where Jesus said, “But woe to you who are rich, for you have already received your comfort.” Don’t miss this lesson.
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.