We identify ourselves by our heritage. Our country, our state, our family and friends, our Christian faith, our church, etc. What can we learn about Jesus by examining His heritage? Check out the podcast explanation of Hebrews 1:1-5 and Matthew 1:1-6, 16-17 below. The Hebrews passage looks at Jesus’ heritage from the viewpoint of heaven looking down toward earth. Matthew, from the earth looking up to heaven. And what should we do when we begin to realize who He is?
This lesson from James brings our study of love in the Bible to a fitting conclusion. What does it mean to love without partiality? Listen to the brief explanation of James 2:1-13 below:
Should the church today be like the early church in Acts 4:32–5:11? Check out the explanation of this passage in the podcast below.
Many of the things we have been studying in these lessons on love come together in 1 John 3:11-24. John clarifies love by contrasting it with its opposite–non-love or hate. The beauty of those who love, and enjoy eternal life in Jesus stands out clearly from those who hate, and live in death because they belong to “the evil one.” You are invited to listen to the exposition below:
John 15:1-16:4 is the heart of Jesus’ last conversation with His disciples. First we have Jesus’ promise: “Abide in Me and you will bear much fruit” (John 15:1-11). Then Jesus’ command: “Love one another as I have loved you” (John 15:12-17). Finally, Jesus’ warning: “in the world you will face persecution” (15:18-16:4). Jesus shows us how to live in Him (15:1-11), in the church (15:12-17), and in the world (15:18-16:4). Check out recorded explanation of this passage below.
Why did Jesus insist on washing Peter’s feet and only his feet? Check out this explanation of John 13:1-17, 34-35.
The “Love Chapter,” 1 Corinthians 13. So well known, yet so profound. Listen to this concise exposition and discover what kind of love truly makes the “world go round.”
Last week we heard Jesus’ command to love our enemies. The picture above of the Mennonite Dirk Willems, who in 1569 saved his persuer at the cost of his own execution, embodies that love. Today we listen to Jesus’ parable of the Good Samaritan and his teaching on loving our “neighbor” as ourselves. For a concise explanation of this parable, click below:
In this Sunday’s lesson we have the heart of Jesus’ teaching about Christian conduct: “Love your enemies.” “Pray for those who abuse you.” “Forgive, and you will be forgiven.” What does it all mean? To enjoy a concise exposition of this passage, click the recording below: