An evangelist is someone who tells the good news of Jesus. Literally, Jesus became the embodiment of the good news. In the famous encounter with the sinful, Samaritan woman in John 4, Jesus demonstrates what an evangelist should do. In this study, we learn from him.
The purpose of the Gospel according to John is stated in John 20:30-31 (to believe in Jesus and have life through his name). Such being the case, it shouldn't surprise us that John begins his account with three powerful proofs to confirm Jesus was the Son of God (Jn. 1:1-5).
There is a difference in knowing things about God's Word and knowing God's word. Which describes you? Psalm 119 is the longest chapter in the Bible but it may be the shortest path to understanding the personal impact God's Word has on us.
Hope is a word we use every day. But hope takes on new meaning when we examine it in Scripture. Jeremiah 29:11 contains a message of hope from God, but it must be understood in the proper context. But what does that hope mean today for us? Today, the most powerful symbol of hope is the "empty tomb." In this lesson we explore the results of the empty tomb and how it gives hope for those who believe today.
In Luke 12 Jesus offers a series of warnings, but in two segments of this chapter there is a great contrast. The story of the Rich Man who trusted in himself and his money (16-21) is contrasted with Jesus' lesson about not being anxious and seeking him first (22-34). Anytime our trust is not in God, we are in danger in trusting in the wrong things.
The Old Testament is filled with stories we need to know. Nehemiah was one of God's great leaders who inspired others to join in the rebuilding of the walls and gates of Jerusalem around the year 444 B.C. This lesson considers how Nehemiah demonstrates what it took to mentor and mobilize this amazing effort.
Luke 7:1-10 is an unusual account of a different kind of man. Most people don't see themselves the way others see them. Most of us think we are more deserving and worthy than we really are. But the centurion in this story saw himself as unworthy when everyone who knew him thought he was worthy. This lesson explains why that was true.
An invitation is generally received with the request to RSVP. Those letters come from a French expression which simply means "please respond." We usually end our lessons with an RSVP. In this lesson we look at the biblical background of the invitation Jesus offers to us in Matthew 11:25-30. We also discuss methods of responding to Jesus that are unique to Waterview.
As Jesus set his face toward Jerusalem and started walking the road toward the cross, he still interacted with people along the way. This lesson briefly examines four people from Mark 14 and 15 who had to make decisions about Jesus. All of us have to make these decisions too. Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe on YouTube
The Bible says Christ came from the "root of Jesse." Since Jesse was David's father that means Jesus and David both came from good roots. When God chose David to be Saul's replacement as the next king, God already liked what he saw in the young, shepherd's heart. David became the product of his home. Today, this will be true of our children. This lesson seeks to challenge our hearts to understand our children will grow up from our roots. Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe on YouTube