Paul, an apostle – sent not from men nor by man, but by Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead – in this study we will simply focus on Paul the apostle and what a man he was.
1 Timothy 1:15 – Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst. In this study, we will examine this seemingly self-depreciating declaration from Paul and find out why it is so important for us to have humility in grace, but not mock modesty.
Leviticus 19:10 – Do not go over your vineyard a second time or pick up the grapes that have fallen. Leave them for the poor and the alien. I am the LORD your God. In this study, we will examine this command from God and stand in awe at the magnitude of God’s heart.
John 6:27 – Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him God the Father has placed his seal of approval. In this study, we will examine Jesus’ explanation that we should not work for physical and worldly needs and try to understand it in a practical manner.
Romans 8:28 – And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. In this study we will examine this great verse of hope and promise – that everything that happens to us, good or bad, are part of God’s good purpose for us.
James 4:15 – Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” In this study, we will look into James’ reminder to keep God’s will in our mind as we make plans for the future, as God is the only One who decides if we will live to see tomorrow.
Job 2:10 tells us further about Job’s initial reaction towards the tragedy that he was dealt with. Here, we see how he responds to his wife and puts her in her place, and how in declaring the sovereignty of God, Job was affirmed to have not sinned.
Father, into your hands I commit my spirit. Luke 23:46 is the seventh and the last saying of Jesus on the cross. With his last breath, Jesus said this and died. How does this verse apply to us 2000 years later?