2 Corinthians 12:3-13: The Gifts of the Spirit

Before the time of Jesus, God limited His gifts of speaking to prophets, judges, the 70 elders of Israel, and two other men in Moses’ day (Numbers 11:24-29). Oh, well […]

2 Timothy, Lesson 1: Introduction

We covered a general survey of Paul’s Pastoral Epistles (1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, and Titus) in Lesson 1 of 1 Timothy. For that reason, we won’t cover that specific information […]

Acts 2: It Had All Been For This

It had all been for this. Jesus ascended into heaven, taking His seat at the right hand of the Father, that position of authority and power, all to pour out […]

Acts, Lesson 24: Paul Makes His Way to Jerusalem, Despite the Troubles that Await

Paul is still on his third missionary journey, having met with pastors from Ephesus in Miletus. He and his traveling contingent now press on toward Jerusalem.   A short stay […]

Roman 8:18-27:Prayers of groans too deep for words

On August 31, 1422, King Henry V of England died. Henry V’s one-and-only son, Henry VI, then became king. However, a problem then confronted that island nation in the sea: […]

Acts 2:1-21: The Holy Spirit working through the Word

On the day of Pentecost, people gathered because they heard a powerful, mighty wind. And as they gathered, curious about the sound, they saw something astounding. Tongues of fire had […]

Pentecost: Acts 2:1-21

This past week in our liturgical, Church calendar, we’ve been in limbo.  We’ve been existing between two realities.  We celebrated our Lord’s ascension into heaven.  But since the Ascension, we’ve […]

Walking in the Spirit: Galatians 5:16-24

Oh, how wretched we Christians can often seem!  Through the waters of baptism, the Holy Spirit creates spiritual life in us, through which we are born from above (John 3:3-6).  […]

Pentecost: Acts 2:1-21

The crowd at Pentecost thinks the first Christians are drunk.  They hear the cacophony of 120 Christians.  They hear the old and wrinkled, the young and sparkly eyed, men and […]

John 15:26-16:4

Jesus says that whoever confesses Him before others, He will confess before His Father in heaven (Matthew 10:32).  The Apostle Peter says, “Always be ready to give an answer to […]