Text: Luke 3: 1-38. In this passage, we see how the ministry of John the Baptist pointed the way to Jesus (vv. 1-20), Jesus’ baptism as an endorsement to His Sonship and John’s ministry (v. 21-22) and how Jesus’ roots stretch back to Adam, a figure through whom all humanity is connected (vv. 23-38). Both the message and actions[…]

Text: Luke 2: 1-52. The birth of the promised Messiah is portrayed in this passage with a simplicity that belies the event’s universal significance. From this simple setting, emerges the Lord Jesus: the person for whom John the Baptist was to prepare the way (cf. 1: 76-77), the focus of all God’s promises and of all[…]

Text: Luke 1: 1-80. In this passage, the Gospel story begins by recounting visits of the angel Gabriel to announce the births of John the Baptist (1: 5-25) and Jesus, the promised Messiah (1: 26-38). These two key players in God’s plan of salvation are placed side by side to show how they were the fulfillment of the final[…]

Text: Philippians 4:1-23. The Bible is encouraging us to rejoice in the Lord (v.1) because we can do all things through Jesus Christ who strengthens us (v.13). Evil may seem to be on the increase, and indeed it has increased but take heart, you are more than a conqueror in Christ Jesus. What you need to do is[…]

Text: Philippians 3:1-21. In this Chapter Paul begins by recounting what he was and had and calls it all loss compared to the great riches he received when he encountered the Lord on the road to Damascus. Are there things: your gender, tribe, clan, education etc in which you derive pride and pleasure? Paul submitted all these loads[…]

Text: Philippians 2:1-30. Jesus Christ is the Lord, and “…every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord…” verse 10- ESV. Indeed one day every tongue will confess and every knee will bow down to Jesus Christ as the Lord and Savior. Unfortunately for some, it[…]

Text: Philippians 1:1-30. Many People today love with their lips rather than their hearts. Others will say we prayed for you or we shall pray for you but all they mean is “see you”. Paul is different. In verse 3 he thanks God for them; and his feeling that they share with him in God’s grace (7)[…]

Text: Genesis 15:1-21. This passage is greatly important for a proper understanding of salvation. Abraham and his wife, Sarah, were well beyond the age of bearing children. But God promised him that he would have an heir and that his descendants would be as numerous as the stars of the sky. Abraham believed, he had faith in[…]

Text: Genesis 14:1-24. This chapter looks like a simple, brief war story, but what we are given is a picture of the work of our great General, Priest, and King, Jesus Christ. Abraham went to war in order to free his people from the enemy, even as Jesus fought the devil to free us from that captivity[…]

Genesis 13:1-18. When Adam sinned, he was cast out of the garden, separated from God and from the land. Since then humanity has been wandering. Though a person might “own” property, what he possesses is temporary and soon comes to nothing. But God’s plan has been to restore humanity back to Himself and to the land. In Gen.13 God[…]