Why People Do Not Receive Jesus

Text: John 1:11-12 When Jesus came and preached to the Jews, many “did not receive Him.” This is about receiving Jesus as the Son of God and obeying Him as Lord (John 3:16, 36). Many today are like “His own” who “did not receive Him” – why? This is not an exhaustive list, but we will notice […]

Jesus Wept

Text: John 11:35 This verse is the shortest verse in the English Bible, yet there is a lot to be learned from these two words. The context is about Jesus’ response to the death of Lazarus, a personal friend. Jesus was going to raise Lazarus from the dead, but before that was an emotional scene (v. […]

Jesus: The Great Physician

Text: Luke 5:27-32 Jesus is sometimes referred to as “the Great Physician.” He came to heal those who are sick. In our text, He was referring to SPIRITUAL sickness (sin). But Jesus also healed many PHYSICAL ailments. These symbolized the spiritual healing He provides. In this lesson, we’re going to look at the physical ailments healed by Jesus […]

The Vine and the Branches

Text: John 15:1-6 Jesus used the illustration of a vine and its branches to teach His apostles (and us). He was explaining something about Himself, the Father, and His disciples. There are important lessons for us to learn in Jesus’ illustration. The Vine: Jesus “I am the true vine…” (v. 1) – Jesus was speaking; we […]

The Suffering Servant

Text: Isaiah 53 This chapter is a prophecy about Jesus – in particular, it is about His suffering on the cross. This is an important chapter because of the prophecy showing that God knew what would happen. It is also important in explaining why and how Jesus made His sacrifice. He Did Not Have the Appearance of a King (v. […]

Three Crosses

Text: Luke 23:33, 39-43 When Jesus was crucified, he was between two thieves. To the uninformed observer, there may not have been much of a discernible difference between the three men/crosses. Yet these men were different from each other; therefore, the crosses differed in their significance. We are going to look at these three crosses – what they […]

The Temptation of Christ

Text: Matthew 4:1-11 After His baptism, Jesus was led into the wilderness to be tempted. Satan tried to get Him to sin, but Jesus never once gave in to any temptation. He set an example for us, showing how to handle temptations. The Nature of This Temptation There are two types of temptations – testing […]