Today’s Questions for Luke Bible Study – “Prophecies”

Click on the picture to the left to view or download the questions for this week’s lesson on “Prophecies”.  We’ll be looking at a few of the Old Testament prophecies which pointed to Christmas. If you want to see what we’ve done so far in our Luke Bible Study, click here.

Books I Have Read – “The Insanity of God” – Nik Ripken

This is a must-read. In the first half of the book, Nik tells his story of working with a huge relief effort in Somaliland, and shares many heart-wrenching stories of the people who survived the horrors there.  He comes away from that experience with an overwhelming need to heal from his own personal tragedy ofContinue reading “Books I Have Read – “The Insanity of God” – Nik Ripken”

Books I Am Reading – “Against the Tide” – the Story of Watchman Nee, by Angus Kinnear

Watchman Nee died in the summer of 1972, after spending 20 years in Chinese prisons for his faith.  In that same summer, the summer of 1972, I was pregnant with my 3rd child, and Ken and I were struggling to plant a church in Morris, Illinois.  I knew nothing then of Watchman Nee.  But now,Continue reading “Books I Am Reading – “Against the Tide” – the Story of Watchman Nee, by Angus Kinnear”

Ezra – “Coming Out Of Babylon”

The book of Ezra tells the story of the Jewish return from captivity.  Babylon had become Persia – and the new King of Persia issued a decree saying the Jews could go back home, after 70 years in a foreign land. What should have been a mass exodus of Jews from Babylon turned out toContinue reading “Ezra – “Coming Out Of Babylon””

Matthew 26:17 – 29 “Jesus’ Last Week – Thursday – The Passover Dinner”

Click here to view the entire Matthew Bible Study. Click here or on the image to the left to view or download this Matthew 26:17-29 Bible study. So….was Jesus crucified on Thursday…or Friday?  And was the Passover Dinner on Thursday…or Wednesday?  My answer?  Not sure.  But the question comes up, then – Is it wrongContinue reading “Matthew 26:17 – 29 “Jesus’ Last Week – Thursday – The Passover Dinner””

Question: “Why did John the Baptist Baptize and not Jesus?”

God chose John the Baptist to be the one who announced Jesus to the world.  Jesus didn’t do the baptizing because He was the One being announced. So before Jesus ever began His ministry on earth, God told John to begin preaching out in the wilderness and to use baptism as a way to teachContinue reading “Question: “Why did John the Baptist Baptize and not Jesus?””