TEXT: NEHEMIAH 1:1-11The name “Nehemiah”, means “Comforted by God”. Nehemiah was distressed when he heard that his people living in Jerusalem were in distress (v.4). He quickly asked God how he could help. He confessed the sin of his people (v.6). Nehemiah is a hero in the sense that he trusted God in a radical[…]

TEXT: 2 SAMUEL 12:1-15The name “Nathan”, means “Gift of God”. Prophet Nathan is a hero, for he wisely and boldly confronted King David after he had fallen into sin of adultery and murder (vv.7-9). Immediately, David repented (v.13).Repentance is key for every Christian! And God is willing to forgive every sin that is repented of[…]

TEXT: 1 SAMUEL 13:8-23The name “David”, means “beloved”. King David was humble (Psalm 62:9); he revered God (Psalm 18:3); he trusted God (Psalm 27:1); he was faithful (Psalm 23:6) he was repentant (Psalm 25:11) and was called a man after God’s own heart (1 Samuel 13:14), mainly because in all his short comings, he never[…]

TEXT: 1 SAMUEL 3:1-21The name “Samuel”, means “God has heard”. Samuel was a prophet andhe acted as a bridge linking the patriarchs, judges and Kings. The Lordcould communicate with Samuel which is a sign of favour from the Lord(v.1). Samuel began his ministry at a time when the Word of the Lord was rare (v.1),[…]

TEXT: RUTH 1:1-22The name, “Ruth” means “friend”. She was loyal to her mother-in-law(v.16). She was a woman of integrity. She was a faithful and hardworking lady. Ruth was a Moabite who married an Israelite. By the grace of God, she became one of the four women mentioned in the genealogy of Jesus Christ. Ruth is[…]

TEXT: JUDGES 6:11-27The name “Gideon” is a Hebrew name, meaning “great destroyer”.Gideon was at first reluctant; but was a warrior that feared the Lord (vv.15-27). He honoured God by destroying the evil altar of his father and the community around (v.27). He obeyed God to use three hundred men to defeat the enemies of Israel[…]

Text: Luke 23:50-56Many church traditions refer to this day as Holy Saturday, or some similar title, to emphasize the importance of the day between Christ’s crucifixion and His resurrection, when Jesus was in the tomb. The Gospels say very little about what happened on that day, which was the Jewish Sabbath. Luke 23:56 mentions that[…]

Text: Matthew 27:27-50 Today is commonly called “Good Friday”. It is good because it is the day that Jesus went to the cross to pay the penalty for His people’s sin.Christ’s anguish brought us peace with God. However, before that was accomplished, He was humiliated. The Scripture does not say it explicitly,but Jesus would have[…]

Text: John 13:1-38Today is Maundy Thursday. Maundy is an old English word, derived from Latin, which means “command”. In this passage, Jesus washes the feet of His disciples. Ordinarily we would expect the disciples to wash the feet of Jesus, who is God the eternal Son, Creator and Sustainer of all things. Instead, Jesus washes[…]

TEXT: MATTHEW 4:1-25When Jesus was about to enter His national public ministry, at about the age of thirty, God the Holy Spirit led Him into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil (Matt.4:1). We should remember that God does not tempt anyone (Jam.1:13). Jesus spent forty days without eating; so, He was extremely hungry.[…]