We are still studying the account of the character and martyrdom of Stephen. He was one of the first seven deacons in the church and became the first martyr because of the loving, yet bold witness he made before the very men that condemned Jesus to be crucified. We desperately need churches full of men and women who are like Stephen: full of the Holy Spirit, faith and power.
In this lesson we will finish studying the second recorded account of persecution that the infant church experienced. We will examine their response to this persecution, which was radical. Then we will begin looking at an important leadership issue that’s recorded at the beginning of Acts chapter six. This deals with the sin of prejudice that crept into the church. The message of this lesson is vitally important for believers today.
We are going to get into the nitty-gritty of Peter’s sermon after Peter and John were used by God to heal a man who was born lame and was over 40 years old. This remarkable miracle opened the door for Peter to deliver his fiery sermon that brought some of the people to repentance and salvation, while others were filled with anger so that they persecuted Peter and John.
In this lesson we will look at the end of the sermon Peter gave on the Day of Pentecost and see the response of the people to this message. We will also examine a topic he preached after the people inquired into how to be saved. This is a great section of Scripture to dig into, so don’t miss it.
We will continue studying Peter’s first sermon after Christ’s death, resurrection and ascension into heaven, This is a fiery message that was anointed by the Holy Spirit as is proved by the tremendous results it produced. We will see the simple logic Peter used that made this message so influential. Don’t miss this message.
Peter’s first sermon after Jesus rose again is the subject of this lesson. This happened on the Day of Pentecost and the first thing he did was to explain what happened with the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Then he told the large crowd what Jesus did for them and then exposed their guilt so that they might come to repentance. This is a great sermon to study.
The two principal subjects that will be addressed in this lesson is persecution and wealth. How we respond to both issues has to do with the condition of our character. This is a challenging message that we all need to pay close attention to, so don’t miss it.
This lesson is about the 72 disciples returning to Jesus after a short term mission’s trip that He sent them on. They rejoiced that even demons had to obey their command to leave the demon possessed. Yet Jesus brought to them what is of true importance. Listen to this teaching to learn this powerful lesson.
Jesus asked His disciples “Who do you say is the Son of Man?” Peter gave a clear. strong answer, “You are the Christ.” This lesson will focus on this account that is recorded in the Gospel of Luke. So who do you say that Jesus is?
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.
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.
In this lesson we will study the third temptation of Christ as recorded in the Gospel of Luke. How this temptation relates to us is enlightening and practical. Jesus made the way that we can overcome the devil through the grace and power He freely offers us. This lesson is important for minsters to listen to since there are some profound truths that relate to them.
In this lesson we will examine John the Baptist’s imprisonment and his water baptism of Christ. Why Jesus was baptized in water will be part of this study and what happened at this momentous event. There is some good spiritual food to feast on in this teaching.
What did the preaching of John the Baptist produce? Repentance! In this lesson we will look at some of the evidence that comes out of true repentance. Luke records three groups of people going to John and asking what they should do? He gave them practical answers on how to live out what it means to repent. This is a good lesson for each of us.
In First John 4:4-8 there are two topics that we will examine. The first is a continuation of the subject of our last lesson, which was on John’s teaching about false prophets. The second topic is love, which was probably John’s favorite subject to teach and write on. There’s some good meat at this table, so pull up a chair dig in.
The first three verses of First John chapter four begins the apostle’s discourse on false prophets. If we look at this subject from a Biblical viewpoint, then it is extremely important, especially since we are in the last days. This message may challenge what you think about the ministry of the prophet and the problem we have today with false prophets.
In this lesson on Ephesians 5:21-23 we will learn how we are commanded to submit to one another and then what it means for a wife to properly submit to her husband. This message is very important for our day and age so don’t miss it. You can subscribe for free to this podcast through iTunes, Google Play Music, Spotify, Blubrry, Stitcher and Tunein.
Verses nine through eleven of the forth chapter of Ephesians are three very challenging verses. They focus upon two subjects. First, what did Paul mean that Jesus descended and then ascended. Second, what is the fivefold ministry? If you haven’t subscribed to this weekly podcast then you can do it for free through iTunes, Google Play Music, Blubrry, Spotify, Stitcher and Tunein. So don’t miss a single lesson.
James 2:5-10 continues James’ teaching on the subject of favoritism. The reason why James wrote on this subject was to bring us to verse eight where he introduces the Royal Law, which is to love others as we want to be loved. So all he has to write on favoritism is really to teach us how love better. This teaching could really benefit your life.
Verses 1-14 of the 21st chapter of John is the portion of Scripture we will study in this podcast. What we see here is John’s final account of Jesus appearing to some of the apostles before He ascends to the Father. This is a wonderful portion of the Word that deals with some interesting truths. We also see here the Lord’s desire for the disciples to fellowship with Him, which is the greatest privilege given to mankind.
Jn. 17:9-19 are the verses we are looking at in this study. Jesus is praying for the disciples. Though He is touching on many different subjects in these few verses what Jesus is praying is of tremendous value for Christians of all eras and nations. His prayer is moving towards the subject of sanctification, which is being set apart from the world to be set apart unto God. This is a message we are in desperate need of today.
This lesson is on John 13:12-26 that begins with Christ’s explanation of the foot washing that is recorded in the first eleven verses. A couple of the subjects that come out of this event is our Lord’s teaching on servanthood and servant-leadership. We will also examine where Jesus shares about His coming betrayal by Judas. The final point is on the depth of love John had for the Lord and what we can learn from such devotion.
In this lesson we will look a little deeper at what Jesus meant in Jn. 12:32, “But I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself.” We will then move on to the following points of chapter 12 and close with John’s very interesting claim that Jesus is the One who sat on the throne in the vision Isaiah had that is found in the sixth chapter of the book that bears his name. This is a very interesting study so make sure you listen to this one.