Peter tells Christians that the prophets were serving us when then they foretold the Christ. They wanted to know about Him and made careful search and inquiry about the things freely made known to us.
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Meekness, or gentleness, is a part of the fruit of the Spirit. In this study, we look at Jesus and Moses as examples of the kind of meek and gentle we should be and make some applications of it.
Christian sometime face difficulty due to their faith. Peter told us to greatly rejoice when this happens. How and why can we do this?
Peter begins his first letter with praise to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. How appropriate. And how appropriate that we join in the same.
Without faith it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6). But what exactly if faith? It is based on reason, contrary to what many thing, and as an active trust based on knowledge and assent of the truth of God.
The Hebrew writer quoted the Psalmist who reference Moses who said, “Hear the voice of God today.” We look at the development and application of this instruction and see what we should be hearing from God today.
Jesus twice referenced a the prophecy of Isaiah 61, once in a full quotation, the other paraphrasing, about preaching the gospel to the poor as an indicator of His Messiahship. His nearly supernatural concern for the poor should inform our outlook on the world today.
In a short(ish) way, we examine Satan’s approach to Eve in the garden and note four deceptions contained in his temptation to Eve, all designed to destroy trust in God.
A few observations about how the “elect aliens” should live and view the world from the introduction of Peter’s first epistle.
The apostle Paul said that “each one must give an account of himself before God.” We examine our development into accountable beings, and how we can help the next generation now, before they are accountable, to be ready for that profound day.
After captivity, Jewish society dedicated themselves to regular public scripture reading. What a difference it made.
We are identified by lots of things, position, accomplishment, relationships, and sometimes sinful practices. Jesus came that we might morally and spiritually be something other that what we are. In this lesson, we see how we are to come to identify in Him.
The scriptures affirm the truthfulness of God both by direct statement and by the fulfillment of His promises recorded long beforehand. We examine why His promises can be so sure and that that means of us.
In this little study we see how the book of Ephesians transitions from the doctrinal the the ethical/practical section. We see that concluding point of doctrine and the first ethical/practical instructions because of the doctrine of Christ.
Jesus said a number of things hard to understand, including telling His apostles that it was “Better” or “Advantageous” for Him to leave Him. We’ll consider how that were helped by what Jesus promised when He was leaving.