The Power of His Resurrection

Paul wrote of “the power of His resurrection” (Philippians 3:10). What is that? The seal of a finished work (Acts 13:29–30).            The sign of a glorious triumph (Hebrews 2:14;...

Aijeleth Shahar—God’s Deer

Animals in prophecy is an unlikely theme for a Bible study, but it proves fascinating. If the words Aijeleth Shahar in the title to Psalm 22 mean “the morning hart”1 (as most scholars believe),...

How to Face Your Golgotha

Read Matthew 26:36–46; Mark 14:32–42; Luke 22:39–46 Jesus faced the greatest test of faith in His life. He did not look forward to the events that would culminate in His own funeral.  He knew exactly what...

Up with Christ

Christ Was Lifted Up (John 12:32–33). Jesus signified His death on the cross, saying that He would be “lifted up.” That Jesus could foretell the manner in which He would be killed by others...

How Can We Not Follow Him?

When Mary first held that beautiful infant, she did not have to wrestle with what He would be called. His Father (not His stepfather) had decided. He sent a messenger to the perplexed Joseph...

Make Jesus Your Banker

Newspaper headlines read: “FDIC Must Rescue Major Banks;” “Embezzlement and Fraud;” “Insurance Companies File for Bankruptcy;” “Stock Market Takes a Tumble.” One wonders, “Is there financial security today? Where can I put my money and...

Just Waiting

A family was fishing at the pier. Dad was watching bobbers while his two sons, ages twelve and three, were down playing along the dock. The older boy was watching his brother, but he got distracted....

Why Do You Talk So Much About Jesus?

An old Indian chief constantly spoke of the Lord Jesus and what He meant to him. “Why do you talk so much about Jesus?” asked a friend. The old chief did not reply, but slowly, deliberately...

A Human Jesus

The Gospel Accounts present a truly human Jesus, not a ghostly figure who only appeared to be flesh and blood. Jesus spoke of His own body (Mark 14:8), head (Luke 7:44–46), hands, feet, flesh, and...

The Glorious Person of Christ

This glorious person is the soul of the Bi­ble, the center of the whole spiritual system, the attraction for all nations, the ruler, not only among the saints on earth, but also the armies...