Discipleship Series IV: Made in…“Whose Image?”

Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me – Mark 9:37 Background In our last lesson, Jesus had just driven out a spirit that had tormented this young man for most of his life. It was a …

Discipleship Series III: Seeing Jesus In You

A man in the crowd answered, “Teacher I brought you my son, who is possessed by a spirit that has robbed him of speech. Whenever it seizes him, it throws him to the ground. He foams at the mouth, gnashes his teeth and becomes rigid. I asked your disciples to drive out the spirit, but …

Discipleship II: Let’s Do the Time Warp… Again

While he was still speaking, a bright cloud covered them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my Son whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him! – Matthew 17:5 Background Peter, James and John were about as close to Jesus as anyone could get. Not only were there …

Discipleship Series I – The Man in the Mirror

But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it – he will be blessed in what he does – James 1:25 Jesus in the Real World James’ letter is short, sweet, and to the point. It has …

Fullness of Time Series IV: Learning to Live in God’s Time

As it is written: “I have made you a father of many nations.” He is our father in the sight of God, in whom he believed – the God who gives life to the dead and calls things that are not as though they were.  – Romans 4:17 Background Paul is addressing a series of …

Fullness of Time Series III: Present Promise, Potential Power

Luke 2:22-32 Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying “Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you now dismiss your servant in peace. For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight of all people, a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people …

Fullness of Time Series II: Imperfect Perfection

but after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit – Matthew 1:20 Imagine being on the brink of the …

Fullness of Time Series I: Seeing Through Time

Base Scripture: Galatians 4:4-5 – But when the fullness of time was come, God sent forth His Son, made of a woman, made under the law, to redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons Background Paul was addressing a people that had experienced the wonder of the …

Preparing for Harvest V: Provision and Philanthropy

Get PDF version here When you are harvesting in your field and you overlook a sheaf, do not go back to get it. Leave it for the alien, the fatherless and the widow, so that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hands – Deuteronomy 24:19 Background Jesus had …

Preparing for Harvest Series IV: Participating In Community

 Get PDF Version Here Then I said to them, “You see the trouble we are in: Jerusalem lies in ruins and its gates have been burned with fire. Come, let us build the wall of Jerusalem, and we will no longer be in disgrace”… “They replied, “Let us start rebuilding.” So they began this good …