1 Corinthians 1:18-25: The Foolishness of the Cross

In all your days, did someone come to you and make this case?  “Tell me, if God is almighty, can He create a stone too heavy for Him to carry?”  […]

Genesis 50:15-21: God Working Through All for the Good

How hard to forgive someone who hurts you!  A co-worker takes credit for your work, and now you are the lazy one.  A bully intimidates you, for not all bullies […]

2 Corinthians 12:1-10: Power Made Perfect in Weakness

The Apostle Paul, firm in faith, with enduring character, and bold in tenacity against his many obstacles.  In 2 Corinthians, chapter 11, he reveals what many of them are.  Time […]

2 Corinthians, Lesson 20: Conclusion

Having announced his planned visit to Corinth for a third visit, Paul decision to go there remains firm.   Paul Remains Ready Read 2 Corinthians 13:1 “by the evidence”: Paul […]

2 Corinthians, Lesson 19: Paul’s Planned Third Visit

Having shown how he exalted in his weakness, so Christ may be exalted all the more, Paul now concludes his boasting in is weakness. Conclusion of Paul Boasting in His […]

The Theology of Suffering

Today’s lesson comes from a request to explore how to understand suffering in our lives. How are we to view suffering and, then, based on such a view, handle the […]

1 Corinthians 1:21-25: The “Foolishness” of the Cross

Paul’s words have an edge to them in today’s epistle reading.  He calls preaching Jesus Christ and Him crucified as “a stumbling block” and “foolishness.”   Yet, if you’ve been […]

Jesus’ Glory Hidden in His Powerful Word: Luke 23:32-43

We have finally followed Jesus up to the hill called Golgotha, the place of the skull.  At the beginning of Lent, Jesus called us to follow Him there, not so […]

Jesus’ Glory Hidden in His Stumbling and Falling: Mark 15:17-21

Is it not astonishing?  It is just as Jesus said it would be.  The soldiers mock Him.  They beat and scourge Him.  And to make sure Jesus’ humiliation is complete, […]

Hidden in the Savior’s Rejection by the World: Luke 18:33-19:1

What a contrast we have between Jesus and Pilate?  On one side is Jesus.  He testifies that He is a king, but that His kingdom is not of this world.  […]