The second bout of persecution that’s recorded in the Book of Acts is the topic of this study. We ended our last lesson with the apostles in jail. Now we will see them miraculously set free by a supernatural visitor and then they are arrested again. They are now able to testifying about Jesus to the entire Sanhedrin Council. What a great opportunity.
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 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.
The account we will study in this lesson happened right after Christ’s transfiguration when He came out of the mountain with Peter, James and John. The disciples not could cast the demon out of a boy, so the father waited for Jesus to return, not knowing how long that would be. When Jesus returned to the disciples camp, He was immediately plunged into ministering to the people. That’s when the desperate man begged Jesus to cast the demon out of the boy, and that is what Jesus did.
In this lesson we will study the first two of three temptations Jesus went through according to the Gospel of Luke. Since Jesus was tempted in every way as we are, yet was without sin, He is able to help us in our time of need. There are some very practical truths about living the victorious Christian life in the this lesson.
Ephesians 6:14 is the verse we will focus on in this lesson that is part of Paul’s teaching on the armor of God. There are three points in this verse: that Christians are to stand, and that we are to wear the belt of truth and the breastplate of righteousness. You will be encouraged by this teaching.
Two verses are the focus of our continuing study of Paul’s Epistle to the Ephesians. We will look at verses 10-11 of chapter six that begins Paul’s discourse on spiritual warfare. This is an encouraging, yet challenging lesson so don’t miss it. You can subscribe for free to this weekly podcast through iTunes, Google Play Music, Spotify, Blubrry, Tunein or Stitcher.
In verses 25-29 of the fourth chapter of Ephesians we will examine a power principle about living the victorious Christian life. This Biblical principle is simply described as putting off our old nature, then having our way of thinking transformed and finally putting on the new man that is all about Christlikeness. This is a powerful and practical message, so don’t miss it.
In this lesson we will study the first four verses of Ephesians chapter two. The powerful truths that this portion of Scripture presents is life changing when applied to life. The topics will range from being dead in sin, being alive in Christ and the work of Satan. This lesson will close looking at God’s great love.
James 1:13-16 are the focus of part four in our study of this powerful epistle. We will study in this episode a few of God’s attributes that when misunderstood causes people to be angry at Him. We will also dig into the spiritual truths about temptation and the importance of this subject should be self-evident. This message will be a tremendous help to you if you have ears to hear.
James 1:5-8 are the verses we will study in this podcast. The three main subjects of these four verses focus upon our need for wisdom to live the victorious Christian life, how faith is an integral part of this and how being double-minded is ruinous. This is an interesting and challenging lesson so don’t miss it.
John 19:10-25 focus upon the final events of Jesus trial before Pilate and His being crucified. In John’s account of Christ’s crucifixion he isn’t trying to repeat everything the other Gospels teach, but is supplementing the account so that putting them all together we have a full picture of what happened. The truths we learn in this portion of Scripture are a necessary part of what true followers of Jesus must know.
In this podcast we will study John 16 verses 23 to the end of the chapter. This portion of Scripture is Christ’s final admonishments to the disciples before He is crucified. The two primary subjects of this section of the Bible is prayer and victory over the world. Both are an integral part of living the victorious Christian life. Because Jesus was and is the absolute victor we can pray to the Father in His name and walk in the victory He owns by right as Creator and Redeemer.
In this study we begin looking at John 13:35, “By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” This very challenging verse presents to us the mark of a true follower of Jesus and we will learn what this means. Then we will move on to chapter 14:1-3 and dig into what Jesus meant by His statement, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.” Then we will close out the podcast highlighting the theme of verses two and three that are about a longing for heaven. This is a very moving lesson, so don’t miss it.
In this podcast we will look at Jesus’ famous declaration in John 12:32, “But I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself.” We will study the verses that lead up to this powerful statement about the power of His work on the cross. This is a challenging lesson so don’t miss it.