A Promise of Restoration

Read Hosea 2. What is God’s basic message to His people here? How is the gospel revealed in this chapter? God is definitely disgusted by the harlotry that Israel is committing. The metaphor of marriage is probably the best way to describe our relationship with Christ. First, marriage is a choice (well at least in […]

Fresh Greetings

“Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” (2 Thess. 1:1, 2). What hope and promise is found even in such a simple greeting as this? How much theology […]

A Prayer of Thanks (1 Thess. 1:1-3)

Read 1 Thessalonians 1:1-3. For what things are Paul, Silas, and Timothy giving thanks? What do these things mean in a practical sense? That is, how would they be manifested in daily life? For example, how is the “work of faith” expressed in how we live? Paul and Silas are giving thanks for the Thessalonians. […]

Hope and Trust in God

“Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord” (Ps. 31:24, NIV). What reasons do we have for putting our hope in the Lord? I have learned that we must experiment with God. When I read the scriptures I see God has made many promises to me and and I experiment with […]

Hope Against Depression

Tuesday’s Lesson – Relief From Depression Read Psalm 39:2–7. What happened when David remained silent?  And what was the result of his speaking up? David is describing the feelings that he had when he kept silent about the sins  he committed. When David did this the bible tells us that he was  miserable.  The only […]

The Downcast Soul

Sundays Lesson – Downcast Soul Read Psalm 42. How can you relate to what’s being expressed there?  What hope is offered As David is writing in this passage I can feel the pulse of his intense  earnestness as he describes his condition. David is thirsty, and this thirst can  only be described like the thirst […]