Category Archives: Bible study lessons

Were You There?

        The Negro Spiritual song, “Were you There” evokes our senses to the death, burial, and rising again of Jesus, our Lord.  The tune is a mournful sound and the meter is slow moving.  The stirring words:  sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble almost causes one to want to shun the whole experience …

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Majority and Minority

Jeremiah is a fascinating book in the Old Testament.  It is packed with accounts of Jewish history from the time of King Josiah until the return from Captivity.  In a nutshell, for those of you who may not read the Old Testament through, God chose Israel for a special blessing and the nation grew from …

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Joseph, a Man of Principles

This past Sunday my pastor wrapped up a series he has presented from the life of Joseph. These have been stirring sermons. They have dealt with the nitty-gritty of life. This last message was no different. I noticed an outline I jotted down sometime in the past at the end of chapter 50 of Genesis. …

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Rest is an activity!

Psalm 37 has nine imperatives. This is one of them. Please recall before reading this: an imperative sentence has an understood subject (you). “Rest in the Lord. . .” which is a resting while working kind of rest. It is not a rocking chair kind of rest. It is more like sitting in the shade …

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Psalm 33

This is a study I developed two years ago and have used it for study groups.  Since it fits with this week’s celebration of United States Indepencence, I hope it will be a blessing as you read. Since this Psalm is longer, we will look more deliberately at key verses in the Psalm itself.  The …

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Biblegateway.com

Biblegateway did not pay me to write this!  I want to encourage you to read your Bible everyday and this is one way you can do this via internet.  I will always prefer my “paper” Bible but I see more and more people using electronic Bibles.  However you read the Bible, just read it!  It …

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Jehoiada, Jehosheba, and King Joash

This is my lesson for Hickory Creek tomorrow.  You may question:  These are older people, why teach this?  I teach this because it is the Word of God and every part of it is important.  I needed all of the background to make application to Psalm 1.  I hope that you find this nugget of …

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Women of Christmas II

                      The Women of Christmas Elisabeth, Mary, Anna Mary, the mother of Jesus Primary Scripture references:  Matthew 1,2; 12, 46-50; 13:55; Mark 3:31-35 Luke 1, 2; 8:19,20  John 2:1-11; 7:5; 19:25-27; Acts 1:14 Mary was a person with depth of character and strong inner strength …

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Three Women of Christmas, Part I

Elisabth, Mary, Anna Elisabth, mentor and friend, Read Luke 1 Luke chapter 1 has 80 verses so it is not a quick read.  As you read it, however, you will be able to observe the following five things. Elizabeth understood friendship. She treated family as friends graciously and did not take them for granted. Elisabth …

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Advent

Advent is on the church calendar and, in my opinion, should be recognized in the life of all Christian Believers.  At least, the observance of Advent will focus on the Birth of Christ rather than a long list of things to do that have nothing to do with Christmas other than family traditions.  Here is …

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