Text: Luke 2:1-20 It is amazing that when Jesus Christ was born, He was revealed first to the unexpected, not the leaders of the time! The shepherds in the field, taking care of their sheep (vv.8-12), were first to behold His glory! Bethlehem was not far from Jerusalem so, some of the sheep these shepherds[…]

Text: Luke1:57-80 Earlier on in our studies, we saw the danger of blindly following the dictates of traditions (Matt. 15:1-20). And especially elevating them to the Word of God. In this text, we witness the firm stand of Elizabeth against a horde of traditionists, wanting to name the baby according to their tradition (vv.59- 63).[…]

Text: Luke 1:26-56 It is important to note that when Elizabeth was filled with joy as Mary visited her (v.43), the expression of joy was the praising of the Baby, Jesus, in her womb and not Mary the mother. It was a grand gratitude, on the part of Elizabeth, that the child Mary had in[…]

Text: Luke1:1-25 Zachariah and Elizabeth were both righteous before God; but they had no child as Elizabeth was barren (vv.6-7). Despite this challenge they were very loyal to God. Many think that if you are faithful to God, then everything would be fine with you; this is not necessarily so. Later, in her old age,[…]

Text: Mark 16:9-20 When Jesus Christ resurrected on the first day of the week, He appeared to Mary Magdalene, to two of His followers as they walked from Jerusalem to the country side (v. 12), and to the eleven disciples as they sat at the table (v.14). Please note that verse 16 does not teach[…]

Text: Mark 16:1-8On the first day of the week, women brought spices to anoint the body of Jesus (v.1). This shows that they, like the disciples, did not expect Jesus to resurrect from the dead. They found the stone had been rolled away (v. 3). Note that the stone was rolled away not to let[…]

Text: Mark 15: 29-47 Jesus was crucified outside the City of Jerusalem, near the highway where He was exposed the passersby who would show gestures of contempt and ridicule (v. 29). At noon, darkness, marking a divine judgement covered, the land (v.33) (Isaiah 5:30; 13: 10, 11; Joel 2:1, 2; Amos 5:20; Zeph. 1: 14,[…]

Text: Mark 15: 1-28 Early in the morning the Chief Priests, in consultation with the whole Council, brought Jesus before Pilate (v.1). This time to be tried before the secular political authorities of Rome, represented by Governor Pontius Pilate. He was at that material time in Jerusalem for the Passover; otherwise; his official residence was[…]

Text: Mark 14: 53-72 Jesus was first put before the religious authorities (Jewish Sanhedrin) under the leadership of Caiaphas (v. 53). The accusations were false (v.55); but they still wanted Him sentenced to death. At some point, Peter denied that he knew who Jesus was, despite his earlier pledge to stand with Jesus in trial[…]

Text: Mark 14: 32-52 As Jesus comes to a point of fulfilling His mission – to die for the sins of many, the situation became unbearable for Him (v. 34). At some point He felt God could offer an alternative plan to save mankind (v. 36). The “cup” He meant was the cup of divine[…]