The Shepherds, The First Visitors

The Shepherds, The First Visitors (Luke 2:1-20) In this lesson we are looking at the shepherds who were the first visitors to see the new born baby Jesus. In this passage the phrase “in a manger” is found three times. God is careful to point this phrase out for us,...

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Eat My Flesh, Jn 6:51-62

Eat My Flesh Jn. 6: 51-62 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO When Jesus taught, he often related what he was teaching to the situation at hand.  He used a proximate example as an illustration. The example was not literal, but typified a spiritual truth.  For instance, in Mk 1:16-18, when he saw...

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Iron Sharpeneth Iron, Prov 27:17

Iron Sharpeneth Iron Prov. 27:17 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Today we are going to consider Prov 27:17, “Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.”  Solomon applied a practical and common event, sharpening a knife or blade, to a beneficial aspect of friendships between men.  The steel...

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The Path of Life, Prov 5:6

According to Prov 5:6, we are to ponder the path of life. As you ponder this path you recognize that it is: The Path of Salvation – Prov 5:5; 1 Jn 5:12. In the proverb, the strange woman leads you down the path of death all the way to hell....

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A Deceitful Heart, Jer 17:9

A Deceitful Heart Jer.17: 9 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO The trouble with a deceitful heart according to this text is that the man who has it doesn’t know it. The Lord asks, “Who can know it?”  Well, as hard as it is for us to know the deceit of our own...

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Babes in Christ, 1 Pet 2:2

Babes in Christ 1 Pet 2: 2 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Babes in Christ may be babes because they have only recently been saved.  Yet, they could be babes because they are carnal.  That is, they live their life in Christ in the flesh instead of in the Spirit. From the...

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Magicians, Gen 41:8

Magicians Gen 41:8 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO According to Webster’s New World Dictionary a magician is an expert in magic, a performer skilled in sleight of hand, illusions, etc.  Magic is the use of spells, charms, and rituals seeking or pretending to cause or control events to to govern certain natural...

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Have Compassion, Jude 22

As we discussed this morning, the Lord is full of compassion.  He has certainly had compassion on us.  Compassion is “sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a desire to alleviate it”.  What does God want us to do with the compassion that he extends toward us?  He wants us...

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The Lord’s Compassion, Ps 86:15

Ps 86:15 But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth. Today we are going to discuss the Lord’s compassion. God is full of compassion.  He sent his Son to die for us.  And he is not willing that any...

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Prophecy Against Zidon, Ezek 28:20-26

Ezek 28:20-26 is a prophecy against Zidon, much like the prophecies against the Ammonites, Mood and Seir, Edom, and the Philistines in Ezek 25.  In v.21 the Lord told Ezekiel to set his face against Zidon and prophesy. The Lord’s promise to glorify and sanctify his name In v.22 The...

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