Text: 1 Chronicles 6:1-81 The priesthood is an essential part of the Kingdom of God. When a person needed to bring a substitute to pay for his sin penalty, it required a priest to stand between the person and God. The priest slaughtered the animal (instead of the sinner), the priest brought the animal’s blood[…]

Text: Luke 13:1-21 When Jesus heard the story of the Galileans who were killed while sacrificing at the altar or those who were killed by the tower at Siloam, He told the people that these died not because they were the worst sinners as people believed (vv.1-4).The people whose blood Pilate mixed with sacrifices were[…]

Text: Luke 12:35-59 Jesus tells us that let our waists be girded (vv. 35, 37). To be girded means to be alert and prepared, and in this case to receive Christ on His return. That when Christ comes, He will serve His followers or believers (v.37). In girding and readiness; a person wearing a long[…]

Text: Luke 12:1-34 In this Chapter, Jesus Christ tells us that there is sin that cannot be forgiven (v.10). This is a deliberate, willful and settled hostility towards Christ. A good example is that of Pharisees attributing Jesus’ work to Satan (11:15). If you deny the work of the Holy Spirit that brings a person[…]

Text: Luke 11: 37-54 Jesus Christ called the Pharisees the “unmarked graves” (v.44) . A t the time, it was believed that if anyone touched or came into contact with the grave, he would be ceremonially defiled. That is why graves were white-washed for them to be easily visible. So, Jesus accused the Pharisees of[…]

Text: Luke 11:1-36 God’s prayer is a model prayer and not a mere liturgy. The prayer is to the point, simple and comprehensive (v.2-4). It makes six petitions: three are pointed to God (v.1) and three are directed to human needs (v3-4 ). For God’s Will to be done means that every prayer should be[…]

Text: Luke 10:21-42 There was a general belief among Pharisees and Scribes that one’s neighbour was the righteous alone (v. 29). Therefore, to them all the wicked and sinners who included tax collectors, prostitutes, Gentiles, especially racially mixed- up Samaritans, were to be hated for they were enemies of God. They would quote Psalm 139:21-22[…]

Text: Luke 10:1-20 That the disciples were sent out as “lambs among wolves” , meant that they would face resistance and spiritual danger (v.3) . The mission is urgent; therefore, they are instructed to travel light and not to carry bags (v.4). Not to have sandals did not mean to go bare-footed; but meant not[…]

Text: Hosea 14:1-9 Israel as a nation is gone, and is now in the books of history. But how can he possibly offer restoration from apostasy? Because His love changes everything. A people who desire to find their way back to a loving relationship with their heavenly Father are invited to agree that they are[…]

Text: Hosea 13:1-16 The time has come, for Hosea has the terrible duty to announce the death of a nation (vv. 1-2) . This chapter is probably written in 722 B.C., just after the Assyrians had taken the last Israelite king captive, and are now finishing off the rest of the country. Idolatry had taken[…]