The Radical Truth
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In this lesson we will finish studying the prophesy that Luke quotes from Isaiah 40 that was fulfilled in John the Baptist. There is a second way this prophesy is fulfilled and that is for God’s people to put into action what the prophesy teaches. We also started looking at the beginning of John’s sermon and it was a fiery one that’s worth knowing and understanding. Enjoy!
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.
In part two of our new series on the Gospel of Luke we will dig into a couple of more introductory ideas about the author and the book. Then we will examine the first four verses that are an introduction to the work that addressed to a Roman government official. We will then jump over to the second chapter and study verse 40. We are skipping the story of Christ’s birth so that we can return to it as we get near the Christmas season.
This is the introduction to the Gospel of Luke, which is the book of the New Testament that we will be studying. Though this isn’t a life changing lesson, it is very interesting and will help us understand the author of this wonderful account of the life of Christ.
We will examine the last five verses of First John and this will conclude our study on this awesome letter from the Apostle John. In these verses we will dig into the subjects of sin, victory and remaining faithful to Christ. This is a great way to end this series.
The apostle John addresses in the verses we are studying the assurance of salvation and how that effects our prayer life. We will also begin looking at having compassion for a brother or sister in Christ that is wandering from the faith.
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.
Love and faith are the subjects in this lesson. It is important that we understand these two integral components of Biblical Christianity. Since our salvation is defined and determined by God, it is rather important that we know what He has to say on the matter. Our opinions are of no value when it comes to salvation and eternity.
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.
The apostle John is still pressing home his teaching on love as we study verses 11-15 of the fourth chapter of First John. We will see the necessity of giving evidence that we are genuine followers of Jesus. Confession without a life that proves the validity of our confession is more than worthless, because it can be destructive. But when the true faith is lived out, the benefits are awesome.
In verses 9-10 of First John chapter 4 we will study some very challenging truths about love. This lesson may upset some of your ideas about love and how it works. Yet as Jesus taught, “The truth will set you free.” Listen to this message and let God revolutionize your love.
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.
The messages in the verses we are studying in this lesson are simple–have faith in Jesus, love Him supremely and love others as He selflessly loves us. That sums up the Christian life. This is a good message so don’t miss it.
Verse 22 of the third chapter of First John is all about prayer and this is the focus of this lesson. This is among the most important subjects in Scripture. In these last days, we are in desperate need of men and women of prayer. You will learn much from this study.
There are two principle topics that the apostle John addresses in First John 3:17-21. The first is that love is more than words, but is proved through action. And second, that God has made a way so that we don’t have to be consumed with self-condemnation, but we can have confidence before God. This is a very practical 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.
In this lesson the apostle John makes a strong contrast between those who are followers of Jesus and those who are not. The distinction between the two relate to those who live in and through God’s love and those who do not. This is a challenging message that can help every true believer walk nearer to Jesus and help those who are not one of Christ’s disciples to become one.
Are you a child of God or a child of the devil? This is the subject we will dig into in this lesson that comes out of First John 3:9-12. This searching message will help you in your walk with Jesus.
This lesson will dig into the very interesting topics that are found in First John 3:6-8. They include how to overcoming the devil and what it means when people practice sin. This is a very important lesson so don’t miss it.
In this lesson, First John 3:3-5 are the verses we will focus on. Some of the topics we will examine are hope, the second coming of Christ, the nature of sin and why Jesus came into the world. Don’t miss this challenging message.