After a brief overview and explanation that Isaiah is the gospel in miniature form, we focus on the encounter that Isaiah has with God in Isaiah 6:1-9. This encounter changed him and it should change us!
As we continue our "One Book" series, Song of Solomon present a story about a man and woman who are in love. While the content of this book is sometimes difficult to study in mixed company, ultimately, it is the story of the meeting, marriage and struggle involved in the marriage relationship. From this story, we learn three key things that keep our marriages healthy.
"What's the meaning of life?" Not long after man inhabited this globe humans began to ask that question. The book of Ecclesiastes expected that question and gives us answers. In this lesson we examine how life must never be lived "apart from God" and we look at three practical ways to deal with the frustrations that are common to life (key passages: Ecc. 3:1-15, Ecc. 12:13-14)
The book of Proverbs is a book of wisdom (see Prov. 1:1-7). Often said to be associated with other "wisdom literature" like the books of Ecclesiastes and Job, it offers us practical and heavenly insight into how life can be lived more in tune with God than the world. In this lesson, we examine the structure (parts) of the book and then focus on the parable of the lazy vineyard owner in Prov. 24:30-36.
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.