Sunday, October 15, 2017 •
Should there ever be competition between ministries? In today's study, a controversy arose over the baptisms performed by John and Jesus. The controversy asked the important question that forms our study's title.
Sunday, October 08, 2017 •
John 3:16 is the most translated Bible verse in the world, but what is the context in which it is found, and does it matter?
Sunday, October 01, 2017 •
The story of the Temple cleansing has been strategically located to the front of John's Gospel for thematic purposes to show Jesus replacing Jewish religious rituals and institutions with Himself. What does the temple cleansing episode teach us about our worship of God?
Sunday, September 24, 2017 •
In today's passage of study, Jesus performs His first miracle at a wedding. Why? Did the miracle hold any significance beyond helping the groom avoid embarrassment? Yes, in a BIG way.
Sunday, September 17, 2017 •
John the Baptist unveiled the Messiah's identity after a sign from heaven confirmed that Jesus of Nazareth was God's anointed. How would this good news be communicated to those needing to hear it?
Sunday, September 03, 2017 •
Having mentioned John (the Baptist) twice in his prologue, John continues his Gospel with the Baptist's ministry as Messianic forerunner. The religious atmosphere was ripe with Messianic expectations. Would people accept the evidence confirming Jesus as the promised Messiah?
Sunday, August 27, 2017 •
Today we begin a study of the Gospel of John. As an overture is to a symphony, so is John's prologue to his Gospel. The truth of the self-disclosure of God in the Incarnate Word must be responded to properly.
Sunday, August 20, 2017 •
Psalm 137 is categorized as either a National Lament or an Imprecatory Psalm (based on its final verses). But regardless of kind, it addresses the proper response to dealing with painful memories
Sunday, August 13, 2017 •
Psalm 41 is variously categorized as a Personal Lament, a Personal Thanksgiving psalm, a Royal Psalm, and even a Psalm of Illness. But regardless of kind, it speaks to the necessity of helping those in need.
Sunday, August 06, 2017 •
The amazing story of Esther comes to a close with today's study. The stunning reversal of fortune was only possible because the promises of a sovereign God are not threatened by human institutions.
Sunday, July 30, 2017 •
A "quiet soul" is essential for experiencing life as God intends in our turbulent world. In Psalm 131, David, shows us how to compose one.
Sunday, July 23, 2017 •
The "villain" Haman persuaded King Ahasuerus to sign an edict allowing for the annihilation of the Jews. Mordecai entreated his cousin, Queen Esther, to plead their case before the king. Would she be allowed an audience? How would God use Esther to fulfill His promises to Israel?