Hebrews: Jesus is Greater

Do you realize what you have in Jesus, right now? One of the greatest truths you’ll receive in your lifetime is this: There’s nothing in your life that’s greater than Jesus. Nothing. It is possible to grow familiar with who Jesus is and forget what he has done, is doing, and will do. You can grow discouraged and apathetic and distant from Jesus, your first … Continue reading Hebrews: Jesus is Greater

James: How Faith Works

James knew that the world detested Christians, but he also knew the Christian faith was an active world-changing faith. It was a faith at work. In other words, faith had fruits of faith (i.e. works). It was a faith that looked like Jesus, talked like Jesus, and served like Jesus. With millions of Christians suffering persecution and isolation worldwide, what letter couldn’t be more applicable … Continue reading James: How Faith Works

70 Portraits of Jesus in John’s Gospel

John—the beloved disciple of Jesus—writes so that people may believe that Jesus is the Son of God (20:31). John is a Jesus lover. And Jesus loves John too. This mutual love is seen in the way that John writes about Jesus. It’s as if he paints beautiful and endearing portraits of Jesus each able to stand alone for us to marvel at. As John reflects … Continue reading 70 Portraits of Jesus in John’s Gospel

Galatians: In Defense of the Gospel

Galatians is about the Gospel.  It is about protecting the good news because it is constantly under attack. Paul was ahead of his time when he wrote this letter to Galatia because the same issues they faced centuries ago we face today.  Learn from Paul and the early church how to defend the gospel from attacks from within or without.  This isn’t a study for … Continue reading Galatians: In Defense of the Gospel

2 Corinthians Study: Boast in Weakness

What does God want me to do with my money? How should I respond to someone who has wronged me? What is the purpose of suffering and hardships? Can’t I boast a little bit? These are some of the questions you will discover as you read through 2 Corinthians. Paul’s second letter to the Corinthian church has a different flavor than the first. It is … Continue reading 2 Corinthians Study: Boast in Weakness

1 Corinthians Study: making much of Christ in a messy church

Do you struggle getting along with others in church? You are not alone. Paul’s first letter to Corinth is about dealing with relational differences, setting disputes, reinforcing God’s view of marriage and divorce, the essentials of public worship, the importance of Jesus’ resurrection, money issues, and so much more. Are you looking for something to study from the Bible? With your family? With your small … Continue reading 1 Corinthians Study: making much of Christ in a messy church