Sunday, November 27, 2022 •
The Psalms were Israel's inspired hymnal. We don't know the tunes to which they were sung, but like any worship song, the words are the most important feature. Psalm 84 celebrates the corporate worship of God through the expressed yearnings of a Jewish Pilgrim to Jerusalem.
Sunday, November 20, 2022 •
Jesus' response to the disciples' question about the kingdom (Mark 13) has received various interpretations over the history of the Church. Today's study invites us to THINK DEEPLY about the nature of the Kingdom Jesus proclaimed.
Scriptures: Revelation 20:1-6
Sunday, November 13, 2022 •
Today's study completes our study of the Olivet Discourse. This sermon was Jesus' response to the disciples' questions about the Messianic Kingdom and the end of the age.
Sunday, November 6, 2022 •
Departing Jerusalem for Bethany, Jesus responded to the disciple's comments on the magnificence of Herod's Temple with shocking words that revealed important details concerning God's Kingdom program.
Sunday, October 30, 2022 •
Having defeated the Sanhedrin's delegations in debate, Jesus continued His teaching in the Temple. In today's pericope, Jesus makes observations about the inability of the religion of His day to impress God.
Sunday, October 23, 2022 •
While in Jerusalem for Passover, Jesus was challenged with three questions by religious leaders skeptical of His claims. Would Jesus fall into their trap? Jesus had one final question of His own for all his interlocutors. Would they be able to give the correct answer?
Sunday, October 16, 2022 •
Jesus' final week in Jerusalem was punctuated by combative encounters with Israel's religious leaders. In today's passage, Jesus delivered a parable that exposed their hypocrisy that warranted judgment. But was this a good thing?
Sunday, October 9, 2022 •
The citizens of Messiah's Kingdom are to reflect the righteousness of their King. It was true of David's Kingdom, and it will be true of Jesus' Kingdom. Did Israel reflect the righteousness Jesus expected? Do we?
Sunday, October 2, 2022 •
Continuing their journey toward Jerusalem, Jesus answered a question of how positions of authority are secured in the Messianic Kingdom. He performed one final healing miracle to illustrate His point.
Sunday, September 25, 2022 •
Jesus used children to make an important point about the kingdom, This was followed by a familiar encounter with a nameless figure popularly known as the "rich, young ruler." What did these episodes have in common?
Sunday, September 18, 2022 •
Jesus was tested again by the Pharisees who strategically confronted Him in territory ruled by Herod Antipas. They hoped that their challenge would elicit a response from Jesus that would result in a consequence similar to what happened to John the Baptist.
Sunday, September 11, 2022 •
There are exorcisms in Mark's Gospel performed by Jesus and His disciples. Are exorcisms something in which today's disciples participate? Today's study invites us to THINK DEEPLY about this issue.