God’s Plan for You

Text: Jeremiah 29:11 This verse is a favorite for many people. Yet it is important to note the context – the restoration of the Jews from Babylon after 70 years in captivity (v. 10, 14). But many take this verse, apply it to their lives, and assume that God must have a plan for every detail (jobs, homes, […]

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 Cross as a Symbol

Text: 1 Corinthians 1:18 It is common to see the cross used as a symbol – a symbol of “Christianity”; an image in art/jewelry. In this lesson, we are talking about “the word of the cross” (1 Corinthians 1:18) – the message of the gospel. In the gospel, the cross is shown as a symbol representing […]

What Jesus’ Death Was Designed to Do

Text: John 12:32-34 In our text, Jesus explained that He was going to die, but the crowds did not understand why. They misunderstood the Old Testament prophecies and believed the Christ would not die. Many today do not understand why Jesus died. What was the purpose of His death? We are going to notice eight things that […]

The Day of Jesus’ Crucifixion

Text: Mark 15:15-39 This is the third in a series of lessons examining some great days in history – not in secular history, but days of spiritual importance. In this third lesson, we’re going to be discussing the day of Jesus’ crucifixion in which He died on the cross for our sins. The Background Jesus lived a perfect life while […]

How Jesus Identified with Man

Text: Hebrews 2:10-18 One of the major themes of the book of Hebrews is the priesthood of Christ. But Jesus needed to identify with man in order to be our high priest (Hebrews 2:17). This lesson examines several ways in which Jesus identified with man. He Partook of Flesh and Blood (v. 14) All people […]

The Suffering Servant

Text: Isaiah 53 He Did Not Have the Appearance of a King (v. 2) Man often superficially judges according to appearance (1 Samuel 16:1,6-7) God expects us to judge righteously (John 7:24) Man of Sorrows (v. 3) Jesus lived as a man (John 1:14) — necessary to fulfill God’s plan (Hebrews 2:14-15) In His life […]