Posted in February 2013

Judges 9:14

Judges 9:14

Judges 9:14 – Finally all the trees said to the thornbush, ‘Come and be our king.’ In this study, we will examine how Jotham used a fable to illustrate the hearts and the circumstances of the Israelites during the era of the Judges, and how we often compromise God’s words in search for temporary achievements. Continue reading

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James 4:7

James 4:7

James 4:7 – Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. In this study we will examine the direct relationship between submitting to God and resisting the devil, and the qualities that we need to have in order to do so. Continue reading

Genesis 25:31

Genesis 25:31

Genesis 25:31 – Jacob replied, “First sell me your birthright.” In this study, we will liken Esau’s birthright to our Christian identity, and reflect on the modern stews that we have bought using the price of our identity as children of God. Continue reading

Ruth 1:21

Ruth 1:21

Ruth 1:21 – I went away full, but the Lord has brought me back empty. Why call me Naomi? The Lord has afflicted me; the Almighty has brought misfortune upon me. In this study, we will examine her sense of bitterness and what God ultimately had in store for her. Continue reading

Luke 9:57

Luke 9:57

Luke 9:57 – As they were walking along the road, a man said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” In this study, we will examine how plain passion without understanding the cost of God’s mission is not appreciated. Continue reading

2 Corinthians 7:8

2 Corinthians 7:8

2 Corinthians 7:8 – Even if I caused you sorrow by my letter, I do not regret it. Though I did regret it—I see that my letter hurt you, but only for a little while— In this study, we will look at Paul’s attitude as the writer of letters and his consideration for his recipients. Continue reading

Nahum 1:2

Nahum 1:2

Nahum 1:2 – The Lord is a jealous and avenging God; the Lord takes vengeance and is filled with wrath. The Lord takes vengeance on his foes and maintains his wrath against his enemies. In this study, we’ll examine the case study of post-Jonah Nineveh, focusing on the one aspect of God’s personality that we often overlook – the jealous God whose wrath is terrifying. Continue reading

Isaiah 26:3

Isaiah 26:3

Isaiah 26:3 – You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. In this study, we will examine the concept of Christian peace, and in the context of this verse, perfect peace, and how it is related to the very fundamental act of trusting in the Lord. Continue reading

Acts 4:12

Acts 4:12

Acts 4:12 – Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved. In this study we will examine what is this salvation and how unique it is to our faith. Continue reading

Joshua 1:8

Joshua 1:8

Joshua 1:8 – Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. In this study we will break down this verse into a simple stream of logic and examine how it can still be applied in our lives today. Continue reading

Psalm 43:4

Psalm 43:4

Psalm 43:4 – Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God. In this study, we will examine what it means to let God be our exceeding joy; and doing so will affect our relationship with him. Continue reading