1 Peter 5:8 – Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. In this study, sticking closely to the image of the lion, we will examine the nature of the devil and how crucial it is that we stay alert spiritually against him.
Romans 3:23 – For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. In this study we will examine the sinful nature of men and how falling short of the glory of God doesn’t mean we cannot glorify the Lord.
Ephesians 4:29 – Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. In this study we will examine the importance of speech and how we should think of it with grace.
Romans 5:5 – And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us. We have never have any reason to be ashamed of our Christian hope, because it is not based on us or our circumstances, but it is rooted in God’s love for us, which is constant and abundant.
Romans 12:14 – Bless those who persecute you, bless and do not curse. Through a series of examples, we will examine the mentality of blessing your enemies. And attempt to, in brief, look at the reasons we should adopt this mentality too.
1 Corinthians 13:13 – And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. In this study we will examine faith, hope and love individual and their significance, with focus on how they are linked to one another and why love is deemed to be the greatest.
Hebrews 11:1 defines faith for us, and shows us how faith and hope have an intrinsic relationship. Hope that requires faith and results in faith is discussed; while the idea of blind faith is also briefly touched upon.
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.
Romans 12:12 – Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. This verse is a personal favourite, and in this analysis we will examine the verse in each of its three parts and how each part is related to one another. We live in hope.