This New Years Day message will challenge and encourage you. It’s a good way to start the new year.
Simon the sorcerer is the topic of this lesson. He was a man that had great demonic power, but when he saw the signs and wonders the Lord was doing through Philip, he got saved and baptized in water. When Peter and John went to Samaria to help Philip with the revival, Peter rebuked Simon for wanting to buy the gift of God. This is a very interesting 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.
This lesson picks up with Christ’s ascension into heaven when over 500 people witnessed this astounding sight. Two angels suddenly appeared to give the disciples an important message–Jesus is coming back. As real as was His ascension, so will be His second coming. Then the disciples obeyed our Lord’s final command before He ascended and went into Jerusalem to tarry until they received the promised Baptism in the Holy Spirit. This is a soul-stirring lesson.
In this lesson we will be studying the first nine verses of The Book of Acts. In these verses we will see the tremendous importance that is given to the work of the Holy Spirit and the Baptism in the Holy Spirit. This is a faith stirring message , so don’t miss it.
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?
In this lesson we find that Jesus is still eating at a prominent Pharisee’s house. He gives a very challenging parable that teaches who will and will not enter the Kingdom of God. This is a very important teaching, is also very radical.
In this lesson we will examine what Jesus meant when He told us to make every effort to enter the Kingdom of God. We will also search out the meaning of what Jesus said about many will try to enter, but will not be able to. This is a very interesting lesson so don’t miss it.
This lesson begins with Jesus teaching the disciples to not fear those who can kill the body, but to fear God who after killing the body can cast the person into hell. Central to this thought is our need to love Jesus more than ourselves. This is necessary if we are going to live out the Biblical faith. From this subject Jesus moves on to teach what is often called the unforgiveable sin. You need to listen to this podcast to learn what that sin really is.
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.
As Jesus was passing through Samaria He was rejected by a village. James and John were so angry they wanted Jesus to call down fire on them and consume the entire village. This is an interesting account that exposes the anger and prejudice that can be us and that we must get victory over it. This account leads into the next event where Jesus had a brief conversation with three men. We will only begin looking at this account. There is some good stuff in this study.
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.
When Jesus visited His hometown He didn’t get a very good reception from the religious Jews. In fact, they tried to kill Him. In this message you will find out why they wanted to kill Him and what He was offering them that they rejected.
In this lesson we will begin examining the message of John the Baptizer. His message is summarized in Isaiah 40 that is a prophesy about the one who would prepare the way for Messiah. Luke quotes this prophesy in chapter three, verses three through six. The prize of this prophesy is the promise that if we will prepare the way, then God will to come to us and we can freely go to Him. What it means to prepare the way is an important part of this stirring lesson.
In verses 51 and 52 of the second chapter of Luke we will study such subjects as why Jesus was called a Nazarene and what it means that Mary “treasured all these things in her heart.” Then in the first two verses of chapter three we will examine the introduction to John the Baptist’s ministry. In verses three and four we will learn why John the Baptizer was so important to preparing the way for Jesus to become our atoning sacrifice.
In this lesson we will focus upon Luke’s account of Jesus as a boy going to the Temple in Jerusalem to talk with experts in the Mosaic Law. As a historian extraordinaire, Luke must have gotten this story directly from Mary. There are some very interesting points and powerful truths that we will dig into from this event.
The four verses we will study in this lesson deals with the divinity of Christ, the Trinity and our response to this revelation knowledge. This truth has come to us through salvation history and His Word. There are some very challenging thoughts presented in this lesson.
Throughout John’s first epistle he has been teaching theology, but from the every-day-man’s approach. In the verses we will study in this lesson, he will get a little more formal in defending the divinity and humanity of Christ. This lesson is both interesting and challenging.
This lesson comes out of First John 4:19-5:1. John continues his discourse on love and presses home what it means to be a genuine follower of Jesus. One key evidence that we have truly been born again is that we begin to love others like Jesus loves us, which is selflessly and sacrificially. This is a good and timely message.
Love, faith, fear and our final judgment are the subjects we will dig into in this lesson out of First John 4:16-18. This practical and relevant teaching is something every Christian needs to understand and put into practice, so don’t miss this lesson.
In First John 3:16-17 the apostle John is in the midst of his discourse on love. This is a very important episode because it gets into the truth about love. Not the superficial love that is often called romantic, but the strong, consistent love that comes from God. This message will stir your soul.