There is so much to uncover in the book of Psalms. But at the heart of the Psalms is a God we need to know. This lesson explores the theme of learning about God from Psalms.
The book of Job is one of the most challenging in all the Bible. Sometimes, a study of it leaves us with more questions than answers. But Job reveals some critical information. In this lesson we explore salvation/redemption, being a servant to God and, of course, the problem of suffering.
In our "One Book" series we consider the short book of Esther in this lesson. There is no question God, whose name is not mentioned in this book, is involved in the story as he uses a beautiful Jewish woman in a courageous way. God's in control but Esther still needed to do what was right. Scriptures referenced: Esther 4:1-17 Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe on YouTube
In our "One Book" series Nehemiah tells the story about rebuilding the walls around the city of Jerusalem. In just 52 days this great work is accomplished. But what is significant to consider is how Nehemiah serves as a great example of leadership. In this lesson, which surveys the book named after him, we'll highlight some of those great leadership characteristics. (passages of importance: Neh. 1, 3, 4 and 13).
The book of Ezra documents two groups of exiles returning from the seventy-year Babylonian exile. After considering the two groups and what seems to be their goals, we offer some practical considerations for Christians today.
In our "One Book" series we take a look at the books of Chronicles in one lesson just as they appeared in the Hebrew scriptures. After a brief outline synopsis, this lesson focuses on 2 Chron. 7:14 and principles of reformation God gave Solomon.
While the story of the kings is the majority in these books, a secondary story-line is about the prophets Elijah and Elisha. In 2 Kings 5, Elisha gives a Syrian army hero a simple remedy for his leprosy. This lesson tracts the journey Naaman took to learn find his remedy.
The book of 1 Kings is one of triumph and tragedy. The kingdom of Israel starts off united and eventually ends in division. The kingship of Jeroboam is the focus of this lesson. He reminds us that convenience isn't always the best thing especially if it involves changing what God has commanded.
On the heels of the tragic events of David's sin with Bathsheba, 2 Samuel 12 tells the story of Nathan coming to David to confront him regarding his sin. What Nathan shows us is how to talk to others about their sin.
During the fall of King Saul his life intersects with his successor, David. These two men provide a great contrast to the kind of heart God wants us to have. One of our favorite Bible stories is when David's heart is put on display when he faces the great Philistine warrior, Goliath. In this drama, David shows us how to face the giants in our lives.