Tools and resources you need to do a word study on the Greek word for blessed: makarios.
A basic understanding of the geography of the New Testament world can be helpful in Bible study. Below is a list of the major cities, provinces, seas and islands at the time of Jesus.
Here’s advice from an expert on how not to burn out your retreat speaker.
At his baptism, God confirms that Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah, who will rule on David’s throne forever. We also see what kind of king he is: humble and willing to serve.
Tools and resources you need to do a word study on the Greek word for test, try, or tempt: peirazō.
Since churches moved online in 2020, I took advantage of the opportunity to “attend” about 10 different Good Friday services. This was my favorite. Why was it my favorite? Because this service concentrated on telling the story of Good Friday.
How do you know when a ministry is working? Numbers do not always reflect an accurate picture. These questions will help.
After Jesus was captured in the Garden of Gethsemane, the soldiers led him to the high priest. Mark is very careful to point out that these two situations — the trial before the Sanhedrin and the denial of Peter — occur side by side. The contrast between these two situations gives us an illustration which is the answer to the question Jesus asks on the cross.
Tools and resources you need to do a word study on the Greek word for baptism: baptizō
In April, we’ll study the temptations of Jesus from Matthew’s gospel. While I’ve taught this passage many times, the podcast gives me the ability to teach it without a time constraint for the first time! I will finally be able to really explain the Old Testament background, the parallels to the Exodus, and how Jesus fulfills God’s promises to the children of Israel.
A comparison of the miracles of Elijah and Elisha recorded in 1&2 Kings.
When you recruit feedback from your students at the end of a Bible study year, don’t forget to solicit feedback from your leaders. If you are blessed to have dedicated leadership returning year after year, you may want to keep it short. Here’s an example we’ve used at Wednesday in the Word. This example survey is geared to a Bible study with a large group, small groups and homework. Customize it to fit your programs.
John the Baptist was the herald who announced the coming of the King. His message had two parts: repent for the kingdom of God is at hand. The king is coming. It is time to turn back to God and follow his Messiah.
Tools and resources you need to do a word study on the Greek word for repent: metanoeo.
As a ministry leader you probably make a lot of coffee. I’ve found using the Toddy Coffee system is the easiest way to make the most coffee with the least amount of mess, fuss and clean up. Here’s how.