Luke 18:9-14 (Genesis 4:1-15): Coming to God on Whose Terms?

Why do people brag? It’s because they want recognition; they want others to notice them. After all, doesn’t it feel good when others sing your praises? Of course it does! But what if they won’t do that? What if the moment passes and no one notices how hard you’ve worked or how clever you are? You then brag to make sure that doesn’t happen.… [more]

Luke 18:9-14 (Genesis 4:1-15): Coming to God on Whose Terms? Luke 18:9-14 (Genesis 4:1-15): Coming to God on Whose Terms?

2 Corinthians, Lesson 2: In Christ, All God’s Promises are Yes!

Paul and Timothy finished 2 Corinthians 1:7 on the theme of suffering and God comforting during times of suffering. They continue on the topic of suffering, but then transition into discussing life and death.   Life and Death Read 2 Corinthians 1:8 “we do not want you to be ignorant”: This expression served two purposes. It let… [more]

2 Corinthians, Lesson 2: In Christ, All God’s Promises are Yes! 2 Corinthians, Lesson 2: In Christ, All God's Promises are Yes!

2 Timothy, Lesson 1: Introduction

We covered a general survey of Paul’s Pastoral Epistles (1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, and Titus) in Lesson 1 of 1 Timothy. For that reason, we won’t cover that specific information but delve directly into 2 Timothy.   Introduction Author: The Apostle Paul (2 Timothy 1:1).   Paul’s Situation and Date of Letter When Paul wrote… [more]

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Luke 19:41-48: Jesus, the Incarnate Temple, Brings True Peace

Jeri was breathtakingly beautiful. All the men wanted to be with her, and all the women wanted to be her. But more than that, she was intelligent and industrious. She also had the best husband in the world, someone who was faithful, loyal, and caring, someone who sacrificed for her. Jeri’s husband made sure that she had a beautiful house—a stone… [more]

Luke 19:41-48: Jesus, the Incarnate Temple, Brings True Peace Luke 19:41-48: Jesus, the Incarnate Temple, Brings True Peace

2 Corinthians, Lesson 1: Introduction

2 Corinthians among the letters that Paul had written to Corinth Paul’s first visited Corinth in 50-51 AD, when he was brought before Gallio, the Roman proconsul (Acts 18:12-17). Because of that, we can date that first visit accurately. It was during that time that the Corinthian congregation formed (covered in 1 Corinthians, Lesson 1, including… [more]

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