Jeremiah 6:16 – This is what the Lord says: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. But you said, ‘We will not walk in it.’ In this study we will examine the contradiction in this great promise – how we often reject what we know is good in pursuit of the bad.
Genesis 32:25 – When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socket of Jacob’s hip so that his hip was wrenched as he wrestled with the man. In this study, we will examine the nature of this supernatural encounter, and its impact on Jacob.
2 Samuel 10:12 – Be of good courage, and let us be courageous for our people, and for the cities of our God, and may the Lord do what seems good to him. In today’s study, we will pay special attention to ‘may the Lord do what seems good to him’ and explore how the concept of risk fits within the lifestyle of Christianity.
Romans 7:15 – I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. In this study we will examine this verse part by part in order to simplify it and make it less confusing, while addressing briefly the issue of universal sin.
Isaiah 55:8 – “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD. In this study we will briefly examine the difference between God’s thoughts and our thoughts and God’s ways and our ways, and the couple of things we can get out of this difference.
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.
Job 2:9 – His wife said to him, “Are you still holding on to your integrity? Curse God and die!” In the face of immense suffering we see two reactions – Job and his wife. In this study, we will lay out all the information on Job’s wife and speculate the reasons behind her reaction.
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.
Luke 9:23 – If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. In this study, we will examine what it means to deny ourselves and take up the cross, especially applying it to our cultural context today.
2 Timothy 4:7 – I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. This verse is taken from Paul’s last letter before his death, addressed to Timothy during Paul’s second imprisonment in Rome, and in this study we will examine what it means to fight the good fight, finish the race and keep the faith.
1 Cor 10:23 – Everything is permissible, but not everything is beneficial. Everything is permissible, but not everything is constructive. In this study we will look briefly at three applications that can be taken out of this verse.