“The word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit,
and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” – Hebrews 4:12 NKJV
The Spiritual Pilgrim.
It was by faith that Abraham obeyed when God called him to leave home
and go to another land that God would give him as his inheritance.
6 part Study of the life and times of Abraham.
Part 1​​
Genesis 11:31, 32
Abraham is one of the most central figures in the Old Testament. He left an affluent and ungodly culture to begin a God-directed pilgrimage that would be characteristic of the Christian life. His native land was Ur of the Chaldees. Gross idolatry was being practiced there. Perhaps Abraham had observed people offering their children in the fire to Molech. His father, Terah, made an attempt to remove him and his family from this influence, but for some reason settled in nearby Haran where he died. It is possible that Abraham received the call that was originally given to his father.
Genesis 12:2, 3
* Abraham believed in the veracity of God’s initial call to him. This opened the door for a growing covenant relationship with God.
Elijah was the most famous and dramatic of Israel’s prophets.
A Seven part Study of the Prayers and Miracles of Elijah.
Lesson One
I Kings 17:1,17-24, 18:41-46
Israel had embarked upon one of its darkest hours with the reign of Ahab. Ahab had intensified the worship of Baal and angered God more than any king before him. His foreign wife, Jezebel, became extremely influential in the moral decline. She engineered a massacre of the prophets of God.
From the hundreds of people who followed him, Jesus chose 12 to be his apostles. Apostle means “messenger or authorized representative.”
Jesus told His disciples that they would be His witnesses world-wide. Through extensive preaching in their day, and the legacy of Scripture that has been preserved to our day, they have left their unique testimony for all. Wherever they went they preached Jesus as Lord and themselves as servants of the church for Christ’s sake.
II Corinthians 4:5
“For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your bondservants for Jesus’ sake.” -NKJV