In Mark chapter 1, one of the first things Mark tells about us a story where several things happen that astounded the people there. But those are the part that astounds us today. Listen to the short lesson to find out why.
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There are a number of priestly actions that all Christians are welcomed by God, through Jesus, engage in. These were forbidden in by-gone days but now open to, and even the responsibility of all Christians to do.
We are made in the image of a zealous God. He gave us a gospel to fits our needs and that many of us get excited about. Why doesn't that zeal always persist and why does it wane? What are the things Satan does, and we do within ourselves that kill our zeal?
What do we know of these mysterious men who unexpectedly drop into the beginning of the gospel story? Why were they looking for the newborn king while the locals were not? What else can we learn from them?
There are a very few people that the scriptures tell us that there were none like them. We look at these few edge cases to see what we can learn, and see the repeated testimony that there are none like our God and the Lord Jesus.
A short (7 minute) lesson on the powerful lies Satan uses against us to get us to turn on both others and our own selves.
Rick Erb asks us to truly examine our lives in the light of the scriptures and biblical truth.
Derek Huggins preached to us about biblical love. Starting from the love of God for us, then on to our the love we are to have to God and each other.
Unseen things -- the spiritual, the moral and emotional -- are at the very heart of life. It often looks like the things we can see dominate, but if we let them it will be to our great harm.
At a time of year when we turn to memory and recollection, we think of about where the capacity of memory originated, how our memory fails, but His does not, and how to direct the great capacity of our towards salvation.
In a world where pessimism is easy and the things that are wrong are easy to see, we find that those of strong faith are often the most optimistic. In this lesson, we examine why this is and some of the reason for Christian optimism.
What is the primary thing for elder? "Rule Well" is our answer from 1 Tim. 5:17. For preacher? "speak and exhort and reprove with all authority" from Titus 2:15. Then we consider elders overseeing their own congregation, but the universal authority for the teaching of Christ to go to all places.
We are made in God's image, but that image has been greatly marred by sin. In this lesson, we look at some of the effects of sin and the hope for the renewal and restoration that is offered in Christ.