1 Kings 2:2 – “I am about to go the way of all the earth,” he said. “So be strong, act like a man. In this study, we will examine the words that David said to Solomon as he was about to die, and understand why it means so much more than it seems at first glance.
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.
Job 1:3 – and he owned seven thousand sheep, three thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen and five hundred donkeys, and had a large number of servants. He was the greatest man among all the people of the East. In this study, we will look at how his possessions – and that he was the greatest man among all the East – meant anything in his subsequent reaction to his suffering.
1 Kings 19:4 – while he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness. He came to a broom bush, sat down under it and prayed that he might die. “I have had enough, Lord,” he said. “Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors.” Elijah the prophet once prayed for God to let him die. In this study, we will look specifically into why God did not take his life away.
Luke 5:8 – When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus’ knees and said, “Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!” In this study we will examine’s Peter’s first understanding that Jesus is Lord and track his progress from this first moment to faith to his subsequent acts of faith.
1 Corinthians 4:16 – Therefore I urge you to imitate me. In today’s study, we will look briefly into the life of Paul and why it was not out of pride that he called for us to imitate him. A study on leadership and role models, and of Paul the apostle.
Acts 7:60 – Then he fell on his knees and cried out, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” When he had said this, he fell asleep. Stephen is recognised as the first Christian martyr, and through this verse we’ll examine the idea of grace and forgiveness, and discuss a little about martyrdom.
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.