To watch the livestream for this Sunday School, click here. Chapter Seven: From Darkness to Light (the Story of Jesus, Part II). We left our story with a scared group of disciples hiding from the authorities. Jesus had just been crucified, and the Passover had occurred. But these people were not feasting; they were terrified. Yet, a group of women, in reverence for their dead Messiah, headed to the tomb where he was buried
To watch the livestream from this study, click here. To follow along on the study guide, click here. Chapter Six: All Strings Attached Today’s story begins with Israel under occupation by a hodge-podge of rulers and governments. The largest force, one that exercises the most control, is the Roman Empire, whose brutal treatment had resulted in a tenuous and dangerous relationship. Four hundred years had passed since Malachi’s prophecy of Elijah appearing, preparing the way
To watch the livestream from this Sunday School, click here. You can find the study guide for this lesson here. Chapter Five: Who is the King of Glory? As we’ve read our story so far, it has become abundantly clear that human beings, on their own, are incapable of maintaining right relationship with God. In other words, humanity is deeply broken. Adam and Eve’s sin can’t be shaken; it replays itself over and over again
This is the expanded guide to our Sunday School series on the book of Amos. To watch the livestream, click here. Introduction: The Heavenly Vintner In the second chapter of his gospel, the apostle John records two seemingly unconnected scenes in Jesus’ life. The first of these is the famous “wedding at Cana,” when Jesus performs his first “sign” to manifest his glory to people, a big heads-up that he was the Messiah.
This is the fifth lesson in our series on Amos. To watch the livestream, click here. Introduction In the book of Revelation, we get a startling picture of the glorified Jesus. John, exiled on the Island of Patmos, hears someone behind him boom in a loud voice, “write what you see in a book and send it to the seven churches.” (Rev. 1:11). John turns around and this is what he sees: Then I turned
This is our fourth lesson in our series on Amos. To watch the livestream, click here. Introduction Christ, the prophets, and apostles of our Lord, went to heaven with the note of traitors, seditious men, and such as turned the world upside down: calumnies of treason to Cæsar were an ingredient in Christ's cup, and therefore the author is the more willing to drink of that cup that touched his lip, who is
This is the third in our series on Amos entitled "Let Justice Roll Down." To watch the livestream, click here. Introduction In the year 390, a massacre occurred in Thessalonica. After some riots caused the death of a general in the city, the emperor Theodosius lost his temper and ordered the entire city rounded up and murdered. Theodoret, an early church historian writing in around 430, described the event in vivid detail: The emperor
This is the second expanded guide to our series on Amos entitled Let Justice Roll Down. You can find the a recording of the live streamed study by clicking here. Introduction When the tornado sirens blared, we knew what was coming. I can remember over and over again throughout my childhood experiencing the piercing intensity of a tornado siren. Whether it was the monthly test, or the sickening, hollow sound in the midst of raging
This is the first expanded study guide for our Sunday School series on Amos, entitled Let Justice Roll Down. You can watch the recorded live stream of the study by clicking here. Introduction: Whose Justice Is It Anyway? “No Justice, no Peace.” “Justice for George Floyd.” “Law and Order.” “Black Lives Matter.” “All Lives Matter.” Whenever you say these words, tempers start flaring. Our church is not immune. If you don’t believe me, just try talking to someone about it.