Twelve Disciples in Ephesus

Text: Acts 19:1-10 When Paul came to Ephesus, he found twelve men that would be part of the beginning of the church in that city. There are some lessons we can learn from this account – we will consider a few of them here. Disciples of John When we first read “disciples,” we might assume these […]

Baptizing Jesus

Text: Matthew 3:13-17 Matthew recorded the occasion when Jesus came to be baptized of John. There are some important lessons to be learned from this event. Let us consider some of these in this lesson. The Need to be Baptized of Christ (Matthew 3:14) John said, “I have need to be baptized of You” – […]

Statements of John the Baptist

Text: Matthew 3 The OT prophesied of John and his role of preparing the way for Christ (Isaiah 40:3). As he preached in the wilderness (Matthew 3:1), what did he say? This lesson will examine what Matthew records and see what lessons we can learn. “Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand” (Matthew […]

Different Types of Baptisms in the New Testament

Text: Ephesians 4:5 Paul said there was “one baptism.” Yet the New Testament mentions at least six different types of baptisms. What are they? Which is the “one baptism” that is right for us today? Baptism of John Preached by John the Baptist (Mark 1:1-5) This was a baptism of repentance (Mark 1:4) – repentance […]

Jesus’ Equality with the Father

Text: John 5:17-18 Jesus’ Testimony about Himself He called God His father (John 5:17) He did the works of God (John 5:19) The Father loved Him (John 5:20) The Father revealed things to Him (John 5:20) He had the same power as the Father (John 5:21) All judgment has been given to Him (John 5:22) […]

“Behold, the Lamb of God”

Text: John 1:29 Clues John gave about Christ: Jesus Was Perfect – The lamb for the sacrifice had to be perfect (Exodus 12:5) Jesus Would Have to Die – He was a sacrifice (Matthew 16:21; Isaiah 53:7) They Were in Bondage to Sin – The sacrifice began the deliverance from bondage (Exodus 12; John 8:32-34) Sacrifices Were Ending – […]

Jesus Discussing John

Text: Luke 7:18-28 Proof of Christ (v. 22) Miracles Poor have the gospel preached to them Work of John (v. 25-27) Sacrificed Prophet with a special mission Why Did People Go Out to the Wilderness? Not some ordinary thing (v. 24) Not to see someone “important” (v. 25) Came for the message John’s Place (v. […]