Passages: Matthew 28:1-15
Detailed teaching on the announcement of the angel, the response of the women, the appearance of Christ, and the answer of the Jewish rulers.
Passages: Malachi 4
In the concluding chapter of Malachi, the prophet teaches about the reward of the righteous and the return of the Messiah. Malachi points to the New Testament and John the Baptist, the "Elijah" to come.
Passages: Malachi 3:7-12
How we spend our money is a reflection of who we are. Malachi begs Israel to repent and to prove their devotion to God by giving the tithe to God that belongs to Him.
Passages: Malachi 2:17-3:6
God is wearied by the Israelites' excessive complaining. Instead of repenting, the Jews compare themselves with their pagan neighbors and ask, "Where is the God of justice?" God responds by sending a messenger, the Lord Jesus, to offer salvation at His first coming. The second messenger, Jesus coming as judge, would follow.
Passages: Malachi 2:1-9
Malachi warns the levitical priests to repent of their sins and respond to the discipline of God. If not, the judgment of God will rest on Israel's spiritual leaders.
Passages: Malachi 2:10-16; 1 Corinthians 7:26
Dr. Toussaint, in a fatherly chat, teaches seven key criteria for choosing a mate: respect, compatibility, intimacy, mutual goals, maturity and acceptance from the extended family.
Passages: Malachi 1:6-14
Malachi decries the priests and their disrespect of God, their practice of legalism without principle. God disapproves of their sins, their hypocrisy and their empty prayers.
Passages: Malachi 1:1-5
The prophet Malachi encourages us to stop living Christian lives riddled with lifeless formalism and lethargy. God has chosen us and longs to bless us.
As believers, we are on the "winning side." God sent His prophetic messengers to prepare our hearts to receive His grace. Don't live with a short-term view of God's plan.
Passages: Genesis 43-44
Joseph's brothers prepare for a second journey to Egypt. They demonstrate genuine repentance by taking responsibility for one another and by being humble, loyal and accountable to God.
Passages: Genesis 42
Genesis 42 chronicles the expedition of Joseph's brothers to Egypt, the interrogation of the brothers by Joseph, the introspection of the brothers before Joseph, and the report of the brothers to their aging father Jacob.
Passages: Genesis 41:1-44
Genesis 41 describes Pharoah's problem and Joseph's promotion. Pharoah's dream has religious overtones because the Nile and cattle are worshipped as gods. We are challenged to emulate Joseph's mature character by being patient, faithful, humble and content.
Passages: Genesis 40
"The Lord was with Joseph" is a repeated phrase throughout his story. Chapter 40 discusses the detention of the King's cupbearer and baker, their dreams and the decrees of the king.
Passages: Genesis 38-39
Joseph is described as a trusted slave, a tempted slave and a trusted prisoner. His purity is contrasted with the immoral behavior of his brother Judah. We must withstand temptation, recognizing that God can use our afflictions for His glory.
Passages: Genesis 37:1-36
Jacob's dysfunctional family is jealous and angry with Joseph, the favored son. Genesis 37 relates details of the conspiracy against Joseph and his consignment to slavery in Egypt.
What happens to us when we die? Paul teaches we have an earthly, temporal tent that will be transformed into an eternal, durable building from God. Paul is confident that when we close our eyes in death, we will see Jesus.
Passages: 2 Corinthians 3:12-18
Paul teaches the Corinthian believers about the transforming glory of the new covenant with the all-encompassing Savior, the unveiled glimpse of God's glory, the transforming power of God's glory and the freedom of living by the Spirit rather than the letter of the law.
What is the Christian's relationship to the Law of Moses? There are three views: the Christian's interface with the ceremonial, civil and moral law. Each view reflects the responsibility of the Christian to live a grace-filled yet holy life.
Passages: 2 Corinthians 1:12-2:4
2 Corinthians 1 deals with the defense of the apostle Paul for his blameless conduct and his confidence. God affirms him in his stability, commission, security and guarantee of salvation.
Passages: 2 Corinthians 1:1-2:17; 3:8-10
Only by having a proper view of God can we comprehend the reason for suffering. Suffering allows us to comfort others, to learn our own insufficiencies and God's sufficiency. When He gives deliverance, we praise Him.
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