02: Baptism and Temptations – Lesson Plan
avatar

Man Being Baptized

Key Thought : By idle talk, evilspeaking, or neglect of prayer, we can lost the Savior’s presence, and it may take many days of sorrowful search to find Him. [Lesson plan for Baptism and Temptations April 6, 2015] 1. Have a volunteer read Luke 3:11-14. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: “Not By Bread Alone”
avatar

Evil Whispers

Jesus, being filled with the Holy Spirit, . . . was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, being tempted for forty days by the devil (Luke 4:1-2, NKJV). Born for a God-ordained mission, commissioned to the task at His baptism, equipped with the power of the Holy Spirit, Jesus the Christ retreated into the … [Click to read more …]

Monday: “You Are My Beloved Son”
avatar

The Baptism

In Luke 2:41-50, we read the famous story of Joseph and Mary losing sight of Jesus in Jerusalem. What’s especially fascinating is Jesus’ response to Mary when she rebukes Him (Luke 2:48). Jesus’ answer is an affirmation of His divine self-consciousness, that He is the Son of God. Why did you seek Me? Did you … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Prepare the Way of the Lord
avatar

Man Being Baptized

In Luke 3:1-38, John appears in his unique and crucial role in salvation history. Whatever else one could say about John’s preaching, he was not sugarcoating his words in order to please the crowd. Read Luke 3:1-14. His words are filled with important truths, not just for those within earshot but for all of us. … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Baptism and Temptations
avatar

Sabb20150404

Read for This Week’s Study: Luke 3:1-14; Rom. 6:1-6; Luke 3:21-22; Luke 4:5-8; Isa. 14:13-14; Luke 4:9-13. Memory Text: And the Holy Spirit descended in bodily form like a dove upon Him, and a voice came from heaven which said,You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased (Luke 3:22, NKJV). As we … [Click to read more …]

The Coming of Jesus – Hit the Mark
avatar

GoodSalt.com-lwjas0435

Where was the pomp and ceremony? Where were the billboards and flashing lights? Where were the parades full of colorfully dressed marchers and floats full of VIPs? Surely, the most anticipated event of the nation would not go unnoticed and uncelebrated. “And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: Divine Encounter
avatar

People

ChinaTang Yue Taking her six-year-old son by the hand, Tang Yue didn’t expect anything unusual as she walked from her home to the nearby market. Little did she know that she was about to experience a divine encounter. Tang Yue believed in God, and on Sundays she met together with other Christian believers, but at … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Witnesses to the Savior
avatar

Simeon and Anna Honor Jesus

Although writing primarily to the Gentiles, Luke was aware of the importance of the Jewish heritage through the Old Testament. He takes care to link the New Testament story with the Old and provides the scene of Mary and Joseph having the Baby Jesus circumcised on the eighth day and taking Him to the temple … [Click to read more …]

01: The Coming of Jesus – Thought Starters
avatar

Image © Darrel Tank from GoodSalt.com

1. Introduction. Wouldn’t it be great to have the apostle Luke as a member–and leader–of your local church? What is special today about having one or more doctors in a congregation? In what ways did Luke’s occupation resemble the work of physicians today? How did Luke’s background qualify him for his ministry to the Gentiles? [Thought … [Click to read more …]