Imagine a foreign terrorist renouncing his ways and then becoming a senator in your country. This is basically the story of Saul (later named Paul). A man who eagerly sought and killed Christians literally sees the light and becomes one of the greatest heroes of the early church. Part of a series in chapters 8-12 of Acts.
A well-known conversion story in the book of Acts. An unnamed (but high-ranking) man from Ethiopia has a providential encounter with Phillip (the disciple from chapter 7). Part of a series in chapters 8-12 of Acts.
Continuing a multi-year series in the book of Acts. This year we are looking at the chapters in Acts that take place in Judea and Samaria. We begin with the story of Simon the Sorcerer, who is allegedly a convert to Christianity.
Jesus promises that He came to give us abundant life, but we often think that life's fulfillment is found in worldly achievements and experiences. In this lesson, we consider the kind of life ambitions that align with Jesus' teaching and how that equips us to find contentment and fulfillment in whatever situation we may be in.
Prayer is one of the most fundamental and valuable aspects of our relationship with God, and yet it is commonly neglected, misunderstood and under appreciated in our lives. The time Jesus devoted to prayer, the sacrifices He made for it and the nature of what He prayed for all serve as an example for us to see how much more we can appreciate about the value of prayer.
This year, we'll be studying Paul’s letter to Titus once a month focusing on the various roles and instructions through the letter. To start this series, we first consider what the role of an evangelist is with a local church.
We look at Jesus' last 24 hours (or so) before and including his death.
Jesus began His ministry in manner this is both astonishing and easily taken for granted. In this lesson, we strive to consider the value of what Jesus accomplished when He endured 40 days in the wilderness being tempted by the Devil.
It can be easy to drift from what, or rather Who ought to be at the center of all that we are. In this lesson, we consider the importance of seeing Jesus in the same way that the apostles did, learning His love just as they did and being impacted by Him just as they were.
The last in our series in the book of Numbers. In chapter 35, the "Cities of Refuge" are established and we discuss the connection to Jesus Christ. In chapter 36, the book of Numbers ends in a seemingly anticlimactic way, with a legal matter about property rights, but we see that God is concerned with the details and cares for the disadvantaged.