The Gospel of Luke ~ Chapter 12:45-46 ~ The Unfaithful Stewards Takes Advantage of Others in an Unjust & Unloving Way ~ The Unbelieving Steward Will Receive Severe Condemnation (Hades and The Lake of Fire).

Vol. 19, No. 24 – June 28, 2020 The Gospel of Luke Chapter 12 Vs. 45-48, The unfaithful steward will be condemned. Here, we have an example of the unbelieving servant. This reminds us that everyone is a child of God and is also a servant of God, even the unbeliever! Vs. 45, Luke 12:45, “But  Full Article…

The Gospel of Luke ~ Chapter 12:27-36 ~ Object Lessons for Trusting in God’s Daily Provisions for Your life, Pt. 2, How to Faith-Rest in God for Your Every Need ~ Encouragement to Live the Faith-Rest Life and Not to Worry or be Afraid ~ We are to Live Each Day in Anticipation of Our Lord’s Return.

Vol. 19, No. 21 – June 7, 2020 The Gospel of Luke Chapter 12 2. Concerning covetousness, Luke 12:13-34. Vs. 27-28, regarding clothing. Luke 12:27-28, “Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; but I tell you, not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. 28But if God  Full Article…

The Gospel of Luke ~ Chapter 12:12-15 ~ Two Denials & their Consequences; What does Blaspheming the Holy Spirit Mean? ~ Trust in the Holy Spirit to Defend You & Speak Boldly about Jesus Christ ~ We Should not Desire the Temporal Things of this World, but the Eternal Heavenly Inheritance Waiting for Us.

Vol. 19, No. 18 – May 10, 2020 The Gospel of Luke Chapter 12 1. Concerning hypocrisy, Luke 12:1-12. The third mandate of Chapter 12 is: c. Confess the Son of Man openly, boldly, and freely, vs. 8-10. Vs. 8-9, are paralleled in Mat 10:32-33. Vs. 10 Luke 12:10, “And everyone who speaks a word against  Full Article…

The Gospel of Luke ~ Chapter 12:8-9 ~ Praise the Lord Before Men & He Will Praise You Before God & Angels ~ A Tribute to My Father David Rickard ~ Denying Jesus Means the Believer Loses Out on Great Blessings in Heaven, but Not their Salvation!

Vol. 19, No. 17 – May 3, 2020 The Gospel of Luke Chapter 12 1. Concerning hypocrisy, Luke 12:1-12. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ The third mandate of Chapter 12 is: c. Confess the Son of Man openly, boldly, and freely, vs. 8-10. Vs. 8-9, are paralleled in Mat 10:32-33. As  Full Article…

The Gospel of Luke ~ Chapter 12:1-5 ~ Intro to Chapter 12; The Problem with Hypocrisy ~ Why We Should Not be Hypocrites; God Knows All & Will Judge Us All.

Vol. 19, No. 15 – April 19, 2020 Gospel of Luke Chapter 12 I. Instruction in the Light of Rejection, Luke 12:1-19:27. 1. Concerning hypocrisy, Luke 12:1-12. 2. Concerning covetousness, Luke 12:13-34. 3. Concerning faithfulness, Luke 12:35-48. 4. Concerning division and signs, Luke 12:49-59. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 1. Concerning hypocrisy, Luke 12:1-12. These final  Full Article…

The Gospel of Luke ~ Chapter 11:45-54 ~ Religion Lays Down Heavy Burdens. Christ Takes Away Our Burdens in Grace for Freedom ~ Legalism Rejects Those Sent by God & Stops People from Entering His Kingdom ~ The Plotted Revenge Against Our Lord Led to His Passion Week.

Vol. 19, No. 14 – April 12, 2020 The Gospel of Luke Chapter 11 H. Rejection by Pharisees and Lawyers, Luke 11:37-54. 2. Rebuke of the Lawyers’ Unbelief, vs. 45-52. In Matthew’s parallel account, Mat 23, Jesus addressed the woe judgments to both the Pharisees and Lawyers/Scribes. Luke chose to break them out between them. So,  Full Article…

The Gospel of Luke ~ Chapter 11:37-44 ~ It is the Inward Heart of Grace & Love that God Desires ~ We are Cleansed Inside & Out Through Christ’s Sacrifice Upon the Cross ~ We Need to Throw Off Self-Righteousness so We can See Jesus More Clearly & Serve Others.

Vol. 19, No. 13 – April 5, 2020 The Gospel of Luke Chapter 11 H. Rejection by Pharisees and Lawyers, Luke 11:37-54. 1. Rebuke of the Pharisees’ Unbelief, vs. 37-44. 2. Rebuke of the Lawyers’ Unbelief, vs. 45-52. 3. The Plotted Revenge of the Pharisees and Lawyers, vs. 53-54. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~  Full Article…

The Gospel of Luke ~ Chapter 11:29-36 ~ The Ninevites Repentance Tells of the Faith We Must Have During this Corona Virus Crisis ~ Faithfulness to God Condemns the Unbelief of Others ~ The Lamp Analogy: Jesus’ Encourage- ment to Believers to Guard the Truth in Their Soul & be Beacons for Christ.

Vol. 19, No. 12 – March 29, 2020 The Gospel of Luke Chapter 11 G. Rejection by the Nations Luke 11:14-36 3. Prophecy of Judgment against the Nation, vs. 29-36. a. Jonah a sign of Jesus as the Messiah, vs. 29-30. (cont.) b. Various Judges against that Generation in the Judgment, vs. 31-32. c. The Lamp  Full Article…

The Gospel of Luke ~ Chapter 11:23-30 ~ Rejection of Jesus Leads to the Last State Being Worse than the First ~ We are Blessed When We Learn & Apply the Word of God ~ The Sign of Jonah Speaks to Our Lord’s Death, Burial & Resurrection.

Vol. 19, No. 11 – March 22, 2020 The Gospel of Luke Chapter 11 G. Rejection by the Nation, Luke 11:14-36. 1. The Divided Kingdom, vs 14-26. 2. Observers of the Word are the Blessed Ones, vs. 27-28. 3. Prophecy of Judgment against the Nation, vs. 29-36. a. Jonah a sign of Jesus as the Messiah,  Full Article…

The Gospel of Luke ~ Chapter 11:11-22 ~ God Will Answer Our Prayers More Readily than a Human Father to His Children’s Requests ~ God’s Kingdom is Not Divided ~ Jesus is the Stronger Man who Gives Us Victory .

Vol. 19, No. 10 – March 8, 2020 The Gospel of Luke Chapter 11 F. Instruction on Prayer, Luke 11:1-13. 2. Instruction for Persistence in your Requests to God, vs. 4-13. G. Rejection by the Nation, Luke 11:14-36. 1. The Divided Kingdom, vs 14-26. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~  Full Article…

The Gospel of Luke ~ Chapter 11:4 ~ The Lord’s Template Prayer, Pt. 4 ~ Lead Us not into Temptation: Satan’s System of Temptation ~ Satan’s Schemes ~ What We Learn when We are Tempted.

Vol. 19, No. 8 – February 23, 2020 The Gospel of Luke Chapter 11 F. Instruction on Prayer, Luke 11:1-13. 1. The Lord’s Prayer Template, vs. 1-4, paralleled and expanded in Mat 6:9-13.       Vs 4 Luke 11:4, “And forgive us our sins, for we ourselves also forgive everyone who is indebted to us.  Full Article…

The Gospel of Luke ~ Chapter 11:4 ~ The Lord’s Template Prayer, Pt. 3: Forgiveness of Sins, Why Confess Your Sins ~ The Forgiveness of Other’s Sins Towards Us, so that We can have Our Sins Forgiven Experientially by God ~ What “Lead Us Not Into Temptation” Really Means, Pt. 1.

Vol. 19, No. 7 – February 16, 2020 The Gospel of Luke Chapter 11 F. Instruction on Prayer, Luke 11:1-13. Teaching on the characteristics of disciples, here our Lord is concerned with the relationship of the disciples to God in prayer. 1. The Lord’s Prayer Template, vs. 1-4. This section is paralleled and expanded in Mat  Full Article…

The Gospel of Luke ~ Chapter 11:1-2 ~ Prohibitions for Our Prayer Life, Teach Us How to Pray ~ The Lord’s Template Prayer, Pt. 1: Reverence for God the Father.

Vol. 19, No. 5 – February 2, 2020 Gospel of Luke Chapter 11 F. Instruction on Prayer, Luke 11:1-13. Teaching on the characteristics of disciples, here our Lord is concerned with the relationship of the disciples to God in prayer. We begin Chapter 11 with the first section regarding the prayer life. Here we have two  Full Article…

The Gospel of Luke ~ Chapter 10:25-42 ~Jesus Turns the Table on the Self-Righteous Regarding Salvation ~ Lessons of Love from the Good Samaritan ~ Jesus Stresses Having the Right Priority in Life: Listening to His Word ~ Review of Chapter 10 & Overview of Chapter 11.

Vol. 19, No. 4 – January 26, 2020 The Gospel of Luke Chapter 10 IV. The Repudiation of the Son of Man by Men, Luke 9:51-19:27. D. Rejection by a Lawyer, (Parable of the Good Samaritan), Luke 10:25-37. 1. The Lawyer’s self-righteous arrogance, vs. 25-29. 2. The object lesson of true righteousness, the Good Samaritan, vs.  Full Article…

The Gospel of Luke ~ Chapter 10:20-24 ~ Rejoice Because of Your Experiential & Positional Victories in Christ; The Book of Life ~ Jesus Rejoices in a Hymn of Praise to God the Father for His Great Plan of Salvation & the Privilege of Being a Disciple.

Vol. 19, No. 3 – January 19, 2020 The Gospel of Luke Chapter 10 IV. The Repudiation of the Son of Man by Men, Luke 9:51-19:27. C. Commissioning of the Seventy, Luke 10:1-24. 3. Lessons on humility in victory, vs. 17-20. Vs. 20 Luke 10:207, “Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject  Full Article…

The Gospel of Luke ~ Chapter 9:49-62 ~ A Real Life Example of Humility for Greatness in the Kingdom of God ~ Tribalism Leads to Vengeance & Destruction ~ Jesus Calls His Disciples for Unreserved Sacrifice, Undivided Devotion & Unwavering Commitment

Vol. 18, No. 47 – December 15, 2019 The Gospel of Luke Chapter 9 Outline for Chapter 9: III. The Ministry of the Son of Man to Men, Luke 4:14-9:50. D. Activities of His Ministry, Luke 7:1-9:50. 12. Ministry of prediction, Luke 9:18-50. Topics of Chapter 9: 8. The argument among the apostles as to who  Full Article…

The Gospel of Luke ~ Chapter 9:10b-25 ~ The Feeding of the 5000 is a Lesson of Faith ~ Who is Jesus: The Seven I Am’s & the Prophecy of His Death & Resurrection ~ To be a Follower of Jesus We Need to Take Up Our Cross, Pt. 1

Vol. 18, No. 44 – November 24, 2019 The Gospel of Luke Chapter 9 Outline for Chapter 9: III. The Ministry of the Son of Man to Men, Luke 4:14-9:50. D. Activities of His Ministry, Luke 7:1-9:50. 11. Ministry to physical needs; Main topic: The miraculous feeding of the 5,000, Luke 9:10b-17. This scene is paralleled  Full Article…

The Gospel of Luke ~ Chapter 9:1-10a ~ Introduction to Chapter 9, The Sending Out of the Twelve Relates to Jesus Sending Us Out to Witness His Gospel

 

The Gospel of Luke ~ Chapter 8:49-56 ~ Faithfulness Leads to Healing Physically, Socially, & Spiritually, Pt. 2 ~ Witnessing Jesus’ Power & Work in the Lives of Others Gives Us Greater Faith too!

Vol. 18, No. 43 – November 17, 2019 The Gospel of Luke Chapter 8-9 III. The Ministry of the Son of Man to Men, Luke 4:14-9:50. D. Activities of His Ministry, Luke 7:1-9:50. 9. Ministry in death and despair, Luke 8:40-56, (continued). Vs. 49-56, Jairus’ daughter raised. Vs. 49 Luke 8:49, “While He was still speaking,  Full Article…

The Gospel of Luke ~ Chapter 8:28-48 ~ The Dangers of Demon Possession & Influence that the Good Soil Soul Avoids, Pt. 2 ~ The Abyss Leads to the Demon’s Final Abode that the Believer is Saved from Through Christ ~ Faithfulness Leads to Healing Physically, Socially, & Spiritually

Vol. 18, No. 42 – November 10, 2019 The Gospel of Luke Chapter 8 III. The Ministry of the Son of Man to Men, Luke 4:14-9:50. D. Activities of His Ministry, Luke 7:1-9:50. 8. Ministry over demons, Luke 8:26-39, (continued). Vs. 28 Luke 8:28, “Seeing Jesus, he cried out and fell before Him, and said in  Full Article…

The Gospel of Luke ~ Chapter 8:21-27 ~ Loving Jesus More than Our Earthly Families & Ourselves Gives Us a Greater Heavenly Family ~ The Good Soil Soul has Peace & Tranquility Through Christ in Times of Great Storms ~ The Dangers of Demon Possession & Influence that the Good Soil Soul Avoids

Vol. 18, No. 41 – November 3, 2019 The Gospel of Luke Chapter 8 III. The Ministry of the Son of Man to Men, Luke 4:14-9:50. 6. Ministry Illustrated Through Parables, Luke 8:4-21. c. Our true family members, vs. 19-21. Vs. 21 Luke 8:21, “But He answered and said to them, ‘My mother and My brothers  Full Article…

The Gospel of Luke ~ Chapter 8:1-15 ~ Three Great Women that Supported Jesus Ministry ~ The Parable of the Four Soils. Which are you?

 

The Gospel of Luke ~ Chapter 7:36-50 ~ The Weeping Woman Identifies with Jesus as Savior

Vol. 18, No. 39 – October 20, 2019 The Gospel of Luke Chapter 7-8 III. The Ministry of the Son of Man to Men, Luke 4:14-9:50. D. Activities of His Ministry, Luke 7:1-9:50. 4. Ministry to sinners, Luke 7:36-50. a. The Prelude: The woman anointing the feet of Jesus, vs. 36-39. b. The Parable: Two debtors,  Full Article…

The Gospel of Luke ~ Chapter 7:28-35 ~ The Least in the Kingdom of God is Greater than John the Baptist ~ God’s Just Plan for Your Life, is Rejected by Those Who do not Believe ~ Rejection of Jesus’ and God’s Plan for Your Life Usually Entails Hypocrisy

Vol. 18, No. 38 – October 13, 2019 The Gospel of Luke Chapter 6 III. The Ministry of the Son of Man to Men, Luke 4:14-9:50. D. Activities of His Ministry, Luke 7:1-9:50. 3. Ministry in doubt, Luke 7:18-35, (continued). Vs. 28 Luke 7:28, “I say to you, among those born of women there is no  Full Article…

The Gospel of Luke ~ The Gospel of Luke ~ Chapter 7:1-10 ~ The Incredible Faith of the Centurion

 

Chapter 6:43-49 ~ The Great Sermon on the Plain (cont.) ~ Principles of Forgiving (cont.) & Obeying

Vol. 18, No. 36 – September 29, 2019 The Gospel of Luke Chapter 6 IV. The Associates of His Ministry, Luke 6:12-49. B. The characteristics of disciples, (The Great Sermon), Luke 6:17-49. 1. Vs. 20-26, Blessings and Woes / Warnings – The beatitudes and anti-beatitudes. 2. Vs. 27-36, Principles of Loving. 3. Vs. 37-45, Principles of  Full Article…

The Gospel of Luke ~ Chapter 5:33-39 ~ Jesus Tells us to Rejoice in our Faith ~ Jesus Uses the Analogy of New vs. Old to Contrast the New Age, New Nature, and New Life in Christ with the Old

Vol. 18, No. 29 – August 4, 2019 The Gospel of Luke Chapter 5 III. The Ministry of the Son of Man to Men, Luke 4:14 – 9:50. A. The Announcement of His Ministry, Luke 4:14-30. B. The Authority of His Ministry, Luke 4:31-6:11. 1. Over demons, Luke 4:31-37. 2. Over disease, Luke 4:38-44. 3. Over  Full Article…

The Gospel of Luke ~ Chapter 5:12-32 ~ Jesus Continues to Demonstrate His Authority by Healing a Leper ~ Jesus’ Healing of the Paralytic Shows Forgiveness of Our Sins and the New Life We have in Christ ~ Levi’s Banquet Shows that Jesus Came to Heal the Sinner

Vol. 18, No. 28 – July 28, 2019 The Gospel of Luke Chapter 5 III. The Ministry of the Son of Man to Men, Luke 4:14 – 9:50. A. The Announcement of His Ministry, Luke 4:14-30. B. The Authority of His Ministry, Luke 4:31-6:11. 1. Over demons, Luke 4:31-37. 2. Over disease, Luke 4:38-44. 3. Over  Full Article…

The Gospel of Luke ~ Chapter 4:38-5:11 ~ Jesus Heals the Sick That Tells Us Of Our Forgiveness of Sin, Resurrection, and Service Towards God ~ Jesus Continues to Demonstrate His Authority by Exercising Demons, Controlling Creation, and Selecting Disciples

Vol. 18, No. 27 – July 21, 2019 The Gospel of Luke Chapter 4 III. The Ministry of the Son of Man to Men, Luke 4:14 – 9:50. A. The Announcement of His Ministry, Luke 4:14-30. B. The Authority of His Ministry, Luke 4:31-6:11. 1. Over demons, Luke 4:31-37. 2. Over disease, Luke 4:38-44. In this  Full Article…

The Gospel of Luke ~ Chapter 3:17-20 ~ The Baptism of the Son of Man, Pt. 6 ~ John Preaches the Gospel & the Coming of Jesus’ Ministry, Pt. 3 ~ Jesus’ Judgment for the Unbeliever – The Eternal Lake of Fire ~ John’s Reproof of Herod, and Herod’s Reprisal

Vol. 18, No. 20 – May 19, 2019 The Gospel of Luke Chapter 3 The Doctrine of the Eternal Lake of Fire / Hell Throughout His ministry Jesus taught that the lost would depart into eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels; an eternal punishment. In other words, they will suffer endless, conscious agony  Full Article…

The Gospel of Luke ~ Chapter 3:16-17 ~ The Baptism of the Son of Man, Pt. 5 ~ John Preaches the Coming of Jesus’ Ministry Pt. 2 ~ The Baptism with Fire, Jesus’ Judgment and Winnowing Fork

Vol. 18, No. 19 – May 12, 2019 The Gospel of Luke Chapter 3 Doctrine of the Baptism with Fire “Fire,” is the Greek Noun PUR. In the OT, fire was used for both a cleansing, purifying agent and an agent of destruction. God demonstrated His pleasure with fire upon the altar, Gen 15:17; Lev 9:23f.;  Full Article…

The Gospel of Luke ~ Chapter 3:7-14 ~ The Baptism of the Son of Man, Pt. 3 ~ Resurrection Sunday; Salvation Glory Results in Resurrection Glory ~ John’s Exhortation to Produce Divine Good!

Vol. 18, No. 17 – April 28, 2019 The Gospel of Luke Chapter 3 In Chapter 3, we are currently noting: G. The Baptism of the Son of Man, Luke 3:1-22. 2. The prophecy of Isaiah fulfilled in John, vs. 3-6. Salvation Glory that Results in Resurrection Glory! In our study of Luke’s Gospel, we  Full Article…

The Gospel of Luke ~ Chapter 2:32-38 ~ The Advent of Jesus Christ, Pt. 7 ~ Simeon’s Praise ~ Jesus a Light to Gentiles & Glory to Israel ~ Jesus is the Stone, the Sign, & the Sword ~ Anna’s Great Praise of Thanksgiving

Vol. 18, No. 13 – March 31, 2019 The Gospel of Luke Chapter 2 Vs. 32 Luke 2:32, “A LIGHT OF REVELATION TO THE GENTILES, and the glory of Your people Israel.” In this verse, Simeon is referring to Jesus as the Isaianic Servant-Messiah, (i.e., how Isaiah described Him), cf. Isa 42:6; 49:6. Isa 49:6,  Full Article…

The Gospel of Luke ~ Chapter 2:24-32 ~ The Advent of Jesus Christ, Pt. 6 ~ Jesus Named, Circumcised & Presented at the Temple in Fulfillment of the Law, Pt. 2 ~ Simeon Meets Joseph & Mary in the Temple to Bless Jesus

Vol. 18, No. 12 – March 24, 2019 The Gospel of Luke Chapter 2 The Identification of the Son of Man with Men, Luke 1:5-4:13. The Adoration of the Babe, as Jesus is presented at the Temple, vs. 21-38. The adoration from Simeon, vs. 25-35. Vs. 24 (continued) Luke 2:24, “And to offer a sacrifice according  Full Article…

The Gospel of Luke ~ Chapter 2:12-24 ~ The Advent of Jesus Christ, Pt. 5 ~ The Announcement to the Shepherds, Pt. 4 ~ Lessons of Faith from the Shepherd’s Adoration of Jesus ~ Jesus Named, Circumcised & Presented at the Temple in Fulfillment of the Law

Vol. 18, No. 11 – March 17, 2019 The Gospel of Luke Chapter 2 It is interesting to note that as in the cases of Moses, Gideon, and Zechariah, God spoke to people who were busy carrying out their daily work, Luke 1:11-20; Ex 3:1-10; Judges 6:11-24. God loves to see His child active, not idle!!  Full Article…

The Gospel of Luke ~ Chapter 1:78-80 ~ The Advent of John the Baptist Pt. 4 – Zachariah’s Great Praise, Pt. 4 ~ For Sending the Sunrise for our Salvation ~ A Purpose for the Sunrise: To Give the Knowledge of Salvation ~ Another Purpose for the Sunrise: To Guide Us in the Way of Peace!

Vol. 18, No. 6 – February 10, 2019 The Gospel of Luke Chapter 1 Verses 78-80 d. Praise to God for the coming of “the Sunrise,” the giving of the Messiah, vs. 78-79. Vs. 78 Luke 1:78, “Because of the tender mercy of our God, with which the Sunrise from on high will visit us.” This  Full Article…

The Gospel of Luke ~ Chapter 1:72-77 ~ Advent of John the Baptist Pt. 3 ~ Zachariah’s Great Praise, Pt. 2 ~ For Fulfilling His Promises to Abraham ~ For Sending John to Teach Salvation

Vol. 18, No. 5 – February 3, 2019 The Gospel of Luke Chapter 1 – Verses 72-77 b. Praise to God for Keeping His Promise to Abraham, (the Abrahamic Covenant), vs. 72-75. Vs. 72 Luke 1:72, “To show mercy toward our fathers, and to remember His holy covenant.” “To show,” is the Verb PIOEO once  Full Article…

The Gospel of Luke ~ Chapter 1:36–45 ~ The Announcement of the Birth of the Son of Man to Mary, Pt. 3 ~ Mary, the Picture of a Wonderful, Faithful Servant ~ Elizabeth’s Great Proclamation of Joy in the Messiah ~ Our Response to God’s Word in Faith Must be Done with Haste, Zeal, and Diligence.

Vol. 18, No. 01 – January 6, 2019 The Gospel of Luke Verse 36-45 Vs. 36-37 Gabriel, in grace, continues to provide Mary information about her pregnancy to further bolster and strengthen her faith. Interestingly, even though Mary did not ask for a miraculous sign or confirmation as Zachariah did in doubt and unfaithfulness, the  Full Article…

The Gospel of Luke ~ Chapter 1:28-35 ~ The Announcement of the Birth of the Son of Man to Mary, Pt. 2 ~ God’s Grace Brought Our Savior into the World ~ The Babe’s Eternal Kingdom Announced ~ The Importance of the Virgin Birth!

Vol. 17, No. 51 – December 23, 2018 The Gospel of Luke Chapter 1:28-35 B. The Announcement of the Birth of the Son of Man, Luke 1:26-56. In vs. 26-27, we were introduced to the lowly, humble nature by which our Lord and Savior would be brought into this world. In vs. 28-31, we are introduced  Full Article…

The Gospel of Luke ~ Chapter 1:1-25 ~ Outline & Introduction to the Son of Man, the Savior Presented to Gentiles ~ The Unique Emphasis of the Gospel of Luke ~ The Announcement of the Birth of John the Baptist, a Lesson of Faith!

Vol. 17, No. 49 – December 9, 2018 The Gospel of Luke Outline of the Book, based on Charles Ryrie’s: I. Preface: The Method and Purpose of Writing (1:1-4) II. The Identification of the Son of Man with Men (1:5-4:13)      A. The Announcement of the Birth of John the Baptist (1:5-25)      B.  Full Article…

The Book of Proverbs ~ Chapter 22:22-29 ~ The Wise Care for & Protect the Poor & Afflicted ~ We Become Like Those We Associate with & are to be Wise in Our Financial Dealings ~ Be Satisfied with what God has Blessed You with, Do Your Job Well.

Vol. 17, No. 48 – December 2, 2018 The Book of Proverbs Chapter 22 3. The wise ones care for and protect the poor, vs. 22-29. This section also begins a Decalogue of “Sayings” about wealth, Prov 22:22-23:11. There is an inclusion proscribing taking advantage of the poor, Prov 22:22, and of the “fatherless,” Prov 23:10, with threats the Lord will  Full Article…

The Book of Proverbs ~ Chapter 22:13-15 ~ We Should Not Make Excuses to Excuse Ourselves from Life ~ We Are to be Truthful Witnesses, and Not Seduced to Lie ~ Training in God’s Word Removes Sins of the Tongue in Our Lives.

Vol. 17, No. 46 – November 18, 2018 The Book of Proverbs Chapter 22 Vs. 13 Prov 22:13, “The sluggard says, ‘There is a lion outside; I will be killed in the streets!’” We have seen in vs. 10-12, and will in vs. 15, pertinent moral instruction, a theme of this unit. The contrast between gracious  Full Article…

The Book of Proverbs ~ Chapter 22:6-9 ~ Training up a Child in the Precepts of God ~ Good Management of Your Finances ~ Have a Good Temperament Wielding Your Finances ~ Be Blessed Because of Your Generosity.  

Vol. 17, No. 44 – November 4, 2018 Vs. 6 Prov 22:6, “Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it.” This is one of the more popular verses in the entire book of Proverbs. It is related to parents teaching their children to  Full Article…

The Book of Proverbs ~ Introduction ~ Chapter 22:1-3 ~ How the Wise Discipline Themselves to Follow God in Everything ~ The Rich and Poor are Alike. The Prudent and Naive Differ.

Vol. 17, No. 42 – October 21, 2018 The Book of Proverbs Chapter 22 Returning back to our study of the Book of Proverbs, we once again note the basic outline of the book. Solomon I: Collection I, chapters 1-9 Collection II, chapters 10:1-22:16 Collection III, chapters 22:17-24:22 Collection IV, chapters 24:23-24:34 Solomon II: Collection V,  Full Article…

The Book of Ephesians ~ Chapter 6:24 ~ We are to Have Incorruptible Love for our Lord Jesus Christ ~ Final Ascription and Summary of the Book of Ephesians

Vol. 17, No. 41 – October 14, 2018 Eph 6:21-24, The Encouragement, (cont.). Vs. 24 Eph 6:24, “Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ with incorruptible love.” To help us define the application of “incorruptible,” APHTHARSIA, in our text, we will note other cognates like the Adjective APHTHARTOS, ἄφθαρτος that means “imperishable,  Full Article…