Author: mjross

Barnabas, a Friend

The Gospel message began to spread out of Jerusalem after Stephen’s death. This event let to the church being persecuted. One of the great persecutors of the church, Saul, met Jesus and was saved on the road to Damascus. There was a drastic change in Saul when he met Jesus […]

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Lesson 9: 2 Kings 23:31 – 25; 2 Chronicles 36: Jehoahaz, Jehoiakim, Jehoiachin, and Zedekiah

Key Verse For mine eyes are upon all their ways: they are not hid from my face, neither is their iniquity hid from mine eyes. —Jeremiah 16:7 Key Verse Thought: Read the Key Verse and understand that God sees and knows all.  God knows when His people do wrong. Nothing […]

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Great is Thy Faithfulness

Today is a day of uncertainty. The news is full of earthquakes, fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, illnesses, the possibility of food shortages, wars and rumors of wars, and so many other things of which to be fearful. This leads to much apprehension in the world today. I have never known a […]

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Lesson 8: 2 Kings 22 – 23:30; 2 Chronicles 34-35: Josiah

Key Verse Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it. —Psalm 34:14 Key Verse Thought: As you read the Key Verse, think about what it means to “depart from evil.” Read the following to help in the understanding: depart means “to turn away; to remove; to put […]

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Be Faithful

God has a special plan for each Christian’s life. It is important to read God’s Word (Bible), hearing from God, to learn what that plan is. It is then a choice to either follow God’s plan for that life, or choose to disregard what God has planned. There are many […]

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Lesson 7: Habakkuk: He Asked God Why and Was Answered

Key Verse For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. —Romans 1:17 Key Verse Thought: Read the key verse, and understand the “faith to faith.” The first faith is believing in Jesus and He saves you. […]

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Christians who Endure Troubles and Sufferings

Stephen preached Jesus from the Old Testament to the religious leaders, but instead of receiving the truths he taught, they rejected those Words and killed him. He was the first person who was killed because he believed in, and preached, Jesus. It was at the time of his death that […]

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Lesson 6: Zephaniah: God’s Judgment and Mercy

Key Verse That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us. —Acts 17:27 Key Verse Thought: Read the Key Verse and use the following definitions for better understanding of it: seek: to seek […]

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Do You Know Your Enemy?

Who is the enemy of a Christian? “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour” (1 Peter 5:8). The devil (Satan) is the enemy. We can read from this verse that he attacks and wants to destroy Christians. […]

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Lesson 5: 2 Kings 21; 2 Chronicles 33: Manasseh – Amon

Key Verse Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth? —Galatians 5:7 Key Verse Thought: Read the Key Verse. Have you ever run in a race? How well did you run? What helped you to run your best? (i.e.: keep the goal in […]

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