The Contrast in the Wilderness






Unfair advantage. At one time in your life, you have heard the story of the tortoise and the hare. The story has a moral “Slow and steady wins the race”. The tortoise is, of course, no match for the rabbit but the turtle ends up winning the race. The hare decided to take a nap […]




Lucifers Fall






In 1 Timothy 3:6 Paul warns against ordaining a new convert, cautioning that such an act might cause the person to become conceited and fall under the same judgement as the devil. How does Paul’s statement throw light on the two passages above, and in what way do these three passages together help us to […]




Response to Ministry






Read 1 Thessalonians 5:12, 13. What is Paul’s basic point, and how should we apply it to ourselves? In what ways can you better work with, support, and love those who are “over you in the Lord?” The Lord has a special place in His heart for those whom He appoints and anoints.We are reminded […]




The Change of Garments






Read 1 Kings 19:19. How was the call of Elisha demonstrated there in the field? The call of Elisha was demonstrated by Elijah placing his mantel on Elisha. In other incidents of the Bible, a mantle (or cloak or some similar garment) was not always  used as an indication of God’s invitation to serve Him. […]




Jesus’ Emotional Manifestations: Part 1






Tuesday’s Lesson – Jesus’ Emotional Manifestations: Part 1 Apart from taking care of nourishing the crowds, what other acts of Jesus were performed out of compassion? Mark 1:40, 41; 6:34. Mark 1:40, 41 Here we find that Jesus is approached by a leper. The leper falls down before Jesus begging Jesus to heal him. The […]




Servanthood






Write brief job description of a servant based on the following verses: Gen. 24:2–4; 39:4–6; Luke 14:17; 17:7, 8; Acts 2:18. A servant is an individual who’s sole responsibility is to attend to the needs their master. A servant is more concerned for the needs of their master than their own needs. A servant is […]




The Politics of Religion






What similarities can be noted between the golden calf episode in Exodus 32 and Jeroboam’s golden calves? See 1 Kings 12:25–33. The first thing that we see is the similarity between Jeroboam and Aaron. Jereboam and Aaron both show themselves to be unprincipled leaders at this point. Aarom sucumbs to the wants of the people […]




A Great Victory






Monday’s Lesson – A great Victory Think about the true balance of power in our battles if we are surrendered to the Lord. See 2 Kings 6:8–17. What hope can we take from that account for ourselves? When we look at this story from human eyes it looks like the odds are stacked against Gods […]