Bible Study

A Living Sacrifice – Romans 12:1-2

Romans 12:1-2

In contrast to the Israelites who hardened their hearts to the Gospel, we want to seek and follow the Lord. And we do this by opening our hearts to God in order to seek His full blessing and live out His holy will. But to accomplish it Paul tells us that we  need to do these three things.

Get Behind Me Satan! – Matthew 16

Matthew 16

In Matthew  16:23 when Jesus was foretelling His death to His disciples, Peter pulled Jesus aside saying it would never happen. But immediately the Lord recognized the work of the Enemy saying, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to Me; for you are not setting your mind on God’s interests, but man’s.” And just like he tried with Jesus, The enemy is constantly at work trying to infiltrate our minds, bodies, and spirits.  …

Honoring The Final Words of the King – Mark 15-16

Mark 15-16

The story of the Crucifixion is a tough one. It’s gut wrenching what Jesus suffered at the hands of His captors. He endured savagery, mockery, and rejection. He was brutalized and spit upon. And He did so willingly. At any time more than twelve legions of angels were ready to rescue the Lord at a moments notice. (Matt. 26:53) Yet Jesus bore His Cross to the end. He bore it for our salvation and to see the will of God done. …

Reporting For Duty – Ezekiel 1-5

Ezekiel, whose name means “God strengthens, was a priest who, along with his fellow Jewish captives, lived in exile by the river Chebar. He was called to prophecy after receiving visions from God. Ezekiel saw the heavens opened and the divine glory of the Lord shining so brilliantly, that when Ezekiel saw it he fell on his face in awe and worship. (vs. 1:28)

All The World Is Not A Stage – Matthew 6

In Matthew chapters 5-7, Jesus delivers His most famous sermon of all, The Sermon on the Mount. In it He instructs us how to live a life that is both dedicated and pleasing to God. And in chapter 6, Christ makes very clear the importance of doing the right things for the right reasons. Saying, “Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven.” (v. 6:1)

The Humdrum Of Life – Ecclesiastes 1

Ecclesiastes 1

Imagine being the greatest and richest king of all time. Everything you wanted to see, do, or own was yours for the taking. This was the life of Solomon. He had the world at his feet. He experienced everything life had to offer and denied himself nothing, “All that my eyes desired I did not refuse them. I did not withhold my heart from any pleasure” (vs. 2:10)

The Bread Of Life – Mark 8

Mark 8  

Before when reading the gospels, I would glance over the miracles of Jesus feeding thousands. After all they aren’t as exciting as raising people from the dead, or walking on water.  But they are just as important. Important enough, that twice when Jesus feed the masses, both times were recorded. Why? Because both miracles are perfect examples of why Jesus came. …

Here Am I, Send Me! – Isaiah 6

Isaiah 6

The Bible teaches about many prophets. Men and women anointed to be used by God in awesome ways. But far from enjoying peaceful, easy living, God’s prophets were often despised, persecuted, and imprisoned. And the messages they brought, hated and disregarded. Many suffered tragic, violent deaths. Yet they still stayed true to revealing God’s messages. Why? Because of divine encounters with the Lord. Encounters that transformed both their hearts and their lives. …

The Fear Of The Lord Is A Blessing – Psalm 34 

Psalm 34 

Referring to the fear of the Lord, preacher John Bunyan said, “Christian, let God’s distinguishing love be a motive to you to fear Him greatly. He has put fear in your heart, and may not have given that blessing to your neighbor, perhaps not to your husband, your wife, your child, or your parent. Oh, what an obligation should this thought lay upon your heart to greatly fear the Lord! Remember also that this fear of the Lord is His treasure, a choice jewel, given only to favorites, and to those who are greatly beloved.” …