Archive for the ‘2014 — 2015 PEOPLE OF PROMISE’ Category

People of Promise 104 Promises Promises

This is the last lesson in the “People of Promise Series. It has run a full two years, and covered a good deal of Biblical ground, so to speak. Next week, we will begin a new series, “Engaging the Christian Lifestyle.” Can’t wait to see where the Holy Spirit takes us. This last lesson in [...]

People of Promise 103 Humility revisited

Humility is one of those topics that needs to be looked at from several directions. When we approach the idea of humility in a linear fashion, we always miss the full import of the idea. In his letter to the Roman Christians, Paul wrote, For by the grace (unmerited favor of God) given to me [...]

People of Promise 102 God’s Call

We often hear of “God’s call” on someone’s life. The Greek word translated “call” is kiesis, which means an invitation. The truth of the matter is that every very person has an invitation from God to become His child—every one, no one is excepted (1Tim. 2:4). This invitation will never change, For God’s gifts and [...]

People of Promise 101 Overcome Evil

As I’ve noted before, we often use words without completely understanding all they imply. We hear them so often that we don’t really think to any depth about their meaning. Good and evil are two of those words. So when we read Do not let yourself be overcome by evil, but overcome (master) evil with [...]

People of Promise 100 Exalted

Christians always talk about God in terms that make it seem like we need to exalt Him every chance we get. And yes, we do. After all, He gave everything that we might live. When Jesus told the disciples, “this is My Body, given for you,” he was really saying “this is My Body given [...]

People of Promise 99 Living Water

Jesus was headed from Judea to Galilee and went through Samaria on the way. And in doing so, He arrived at a Samaritan town called Sychar, near the tract of land that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. And Jacob’s well was there. So Jesus, tired as He was from His journey, sat down [to [...]

People of Promise 98 Witnesses

In Acts, Jesus is talking to the Twelve and He tells them that He is going to baptize them with the Holy Spirit. They ask Him when the Kingdom is coming, and He tells them that the decision of the date is up to our Father. Then, He goes on to say that you shall [...]

People of Promise 97 Like Flint

Living by faith seems such an easy thing. After all, if we have given our lives to God through the sacrifice that Christ made for us on the cross (Acts 4:11-12), and are truly His children (Rom. 8:17, Eph. 5:8), then we should be able to run into the throne room at any time (Heb. [...]

People of Promise 96 Release

So, Saul (Paul) is confronted by Jesus and asked why he is persecuting the Lord. Then, He is told that Jesus is selecting Him personally to take the Good News (Gospel) to the non-Jewish nations (the Gentiles). Jesus goes on to say that He is sending Paul To open their eyes that they may turn [...]

People of Promise 95 Overcome

Our discussion of Jesus’ confrontation of Saul (Paul) on the road to Damascus continues. As we noted in the last lesson, after knocking Saul to the ground and accusing him of persecution, Jesus told Saul: But arise and stand upon your feet; for I have appeared to you for this purpose, that I might appoint [...]