How Christians deal with death – Genesis 23

The death of a saint of God is a beautiful thing. Psalm 116:15 says, “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.” When a believer in Christ leaves this earth, it is a special moment. Knowing that a loved one is in heaven brings much joy in the midst of…

The Arrest and Trials of Jesus – John 18

The purpose of John’s Gospel is to show who Jesus is. The emphasis is not necessarily on the things that Jesus did while on this earth. Rather, the focus is on showing or proving that Jesus is indeed the Savior of the world. We come now to chapter 18 which records the account of the…

The Intercession of Jesus – John 17

  John 17 records the intercessory prayer of Jesus for His disciples. As a way of introduction there are a couple of things to make note of. First of all, this intercessory prayer is what is referred to as the High Priestly prayer of Jesus. It is unsure as to where Jesus prayed this prayer.…

A Test of Faith – Genesis 22

  Genesis 22 records one of the most intriguing accounts in Biblical history. This is the account of Isaac being offered as a sacrifice and God providing a substitute. As we study this passage, there are several things to make note of. God tested Abraham (v. 1-2). The King James text says that God did…

Principles for every disciple – John 16:16-33

Our text provides the final words in Jesus’ upper room discourse. The last supper was ending, Judas has already betrayed Jesus, instructions have been given to the disciples, and now Jesus gives them one more word of encouragement. In this passage, we see two basic principles for every disciple of Jesus: the principle of joy…

Promise and Provision – Genesis 21

Have you ever prepared for a visit from a guest and they ended up not showing up? There was a lot of preparation involved: cleaning, cooking, etc. Then the guest never shows up. How does that make you feel? Have you, as a leader, ever given someone a task to do and they did not…