Take Courage in the Face of Tribulation

Text: John 16:32-33 Jesus was talking with His apostles shorty before His death. He warned them that they would be scattered. Despite the fact that they would leave Him, the Father would not leave Him. Jesus encouraged them with the fact that He had overcome the world. This was to give them the courage to endure the trials […]

Mary the Mother of Jesus

Text: Matthew 1:20-23 Some in the religious world elevate Mary to the status of deity. She played an important role in Christ being born into the world, but she was not equal with Him. Without elevating her too highly, we can recognize and appreciate the good qualities she possessed. We will consider some of these in this […]

Joseph of Arimathea

Text: Matthew 27:57-60 One of the people we read about in connection with Jesus’ death is Joseph of Arimathea. He took it upon himself to bury the body of Jesus. He is mentioned in all four gospels, but only briefly. There are some lessons we can learn from this man – challenges he faced and traits […]

“In Memory of Her”

Text: Matthew 26:6-13 The deed performed by the woman in our text may have seemed insignificant. By the reaction of the disciples, it may have seemed unnecessary, foolish, or even wrong. However, Jesus said this deed was important enough to remember wherever the gospel is preached. So let us examine this record and consider four […]

The Rise and Fall of Jeroboam

Text: 1 Kings 12:20 Jeroboam was the first king over the northern tribes when the kingdom divided. There were reasons why he was chosen. There were also reasons why he would later fall. There are lessons that we can learn from the rise and fall of Jeroboam. Before His Rise He was a valiant warrior […]

Confessing Sin

Text: 1 John 1:9 Confessing sin is important because it is tied to our salvation. Forgiveness & cleansing are conditioned upon us making confession to God of our sins. So in this lesson, we will spend some time looking at what the Bible says about confessing sins. Confess to Whom? To God (1 John 1:9) […]

Take Courage

Text: John 16:33 Courage is the confidence and conviction to do what one knows to be right, regardless of the consequences. The apostles needed courage to carry out the Lord’s instructions without being deterred by persecution. We must have this same type of courage today. So how do we “take courage” so that we can […]