Tag Archives: Obedience

Going Deeper: Listen – 1 Samuel 15:1-35

Have you ever failed to follow clear and explicit instructions? I have, and what happened afterward I do not care to relive. After failing to deliver a completed assignment to my manager many years ago, I was told firmly that if I was not able to perform the required tasks of my role, someone else […]

Going Deeper: Waiting

Who likes waiting? Probably no one likes waiting. It sounds boring and like a waste of time, right? I mean… why can’t we have what we want now? Of course this is an immature point of view, but we all fall victim to this way of thinking. Many things in life challenge our patience and […]

Commandments of Jesus, Pt XIX – Mark 13:4-6

Self-discipline is one of the hardest habits to practice consistently.  Seemingly no matter how hard we try, we slip-up and slide into old habits.  By God’s grace and His Word, we can overcome, but only so long as we take heed to ourselves and the doctrines of the Bible.  In fact, the Word of God […]

Commandments of Jesus, Part I – John 14:15

This week’s lesson is an introduction to the commandments of Jesus Christ. Some people today emphasize spirituality over obedience losing out on some of the most important blessings provided by Christ and leading others down a self-destructive path. Today’s lesson demonstrates the need for clear commandments in our daily lives and how they guide us […]

Holiness, Part III: Grace and the Law

In Part III of our series on holiness, we continue our study of the balance between living under grace and striving for obedience in pursuit of holiness. Walking this strait path requires humble submission to the will of God and trusting Him to strengthen us to live victoriously. It’s not easy, but nothing worth doing […]

The Paralytic at Bethesda

This week we step away from the parables and address one of the miracles performed by Jesus Christ in Jerusalem. As was common for the Messiah, He visited the sick and ministered to them. In John 5 is the record of a visit to the Pool of Bethesda. While it is unknown when this pool […]

The Vineyard and the Husbandmen

It is amazing how many times Jesus Christ demonstrated divine foreknowledge of the Passion. Yet, no one else seemed to see it until afterward. This week’s lesson focuses on one parable that shows just how much Christ understood. Join us as we explore the Parable of the Vineyard and the Husbandmen.