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Jesus Christ’s Death and Resurrection (1 Corinthians:15)

Tuesday, 1st October 2019

Reading 1 Corinthians 15

There is nothing more important

For those that believe that Jesus of Nazareth was and is the Son of the Living God, there is no doubt that the sequence of events from the Crucifixion to the Empty Tomb are the most important yet in the whole history of mankind since the creation itself.


The Apostle Paul in his 1st letter to the Corinthians found it necessary to remind his fellow Christians of those few critical elements to the message that he preached concerning salvation. This was the focus:

The Accounts of the Breaking of Bread

Monday, 30th September 2019

This study considers the four1 New Testament accounts of what later became known as “The Breaking of Bread”, but originally was “The Last Supper”. These accounts differ in their content but there are no contradictions. For example, synoptic2 Gospels give details of the meal, but John does not even mention it. The reason may be that if his Gospel was the latest to be written, the Breaking of Bread would be widely known. Only John, however, describes the washing of the disciples’ feet and he also provides the fullest account of what the Lord said that evening. The sequence of events in Luke 22 appears to differ from the others in that a cup is mentioned in v17 and again in v20.

A New Creation in Christ

Sunday, 29th September 2019

Readings: 1 Chronicles 12, Ezekiel 25, Luke 22

By way of exhortation today we are going to consider the theme of being a new creation in Christ, focusing on Colossians 1. We will look at what God instructs us to do as part of this new creation and we will consider the many blessings that this brings.

The Rich Man and Lazarus

Monday, 23rd September 2019

Reading: Luke 16:19-31

This parable, recorded for us only by Luke, stands apart from other parables of Jesus because its setting in Hades is at variance with our understanding of the clear and unambiguous teaching of scripture. While this is a unique setting for a parable, we recall that some of the miracles of Jesus were performed against a background of false beliefs. Legion and others were healed of apparent demon possession without any recorded correction to those ideas.

The Lost Sheep, Lost Coin and Lost Sons

Sunday, 22nd September 2019

Readings: 1 Chronicles 5, Ezekiel 18, Luke 15

Jesus’ stories were extremely well thought out, and had great lessons for the type of people to whom he was speaking. In today’s chapter from Luke we have three parables which speak eloquently of God’s love in bringing back those who have been lost.

Simeon and Anna – (Part 2 of 2) Their place in Jesus’ teaching

Monday, 16th September 2019

In our previous study we learned of the understanding that Anna and Simeon had of the necessity of Christ to suffer and die for our sins. We also noted that this understanding was shared by few of those that Jesus met. The lack of understanding of those who were closest to him of the horrors of the violent death that sin deserves, which was his Father’s righteous judgement would have increased the mental suffering that he experienced.

Simeon and Anna – (Part 1 of 2) Preaching Christ crucified

Monday, 9th September 2019

Reading: Luke 2:22-38

The Scriptures are full of characters that appear briefly and are never referred to again. Simeon and Anna were two such characters presented in Luke 2 and as we will learn, although these two faithful servants of God are not directly referred to again in Scripture, they are not forgotten by God.

Luke tells us that they had something in common. In Luke 2:27,38 he records that they both came into the temple. In each case they were blessed with the privilege of something that generations of the faithful had longed for, a sight of the Son of God.

“Endure hardness as a good soldier of Christ”

Sunday, 8th September 2019

Readings: 2 Kings 14, Ezekiel 4, 2 Corinthians 12-13

In his letters to the early churches, the apostle Paul draws lessons for the Christian believer from the Roman world which he was familiar with. He highlights the work of the farmer, the athlete and the soldier and focuses on characteristics that the early Christians (and ourselves) should develop.

Raised from the dead (1 Corinthians 15)

Monday, 2nd September 2019

The Apostle Paul said to Felix: “There shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust” (Acts 24:15), and to Agrippa: “Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that God should raise the dead?” (26:8).

Resurrection is a ‘rising again’, a standing upright. The word ‘resurrection’ occurs about forty times in the New Testament, but not once in the Old, though the subject is amply revealed in the Law and the Prophets. In Luke 20, Jesus, in his argument against the Sadducees who deny that there is any resurrection, declares that Moses taught it in the Law and cites from his book of Exodus 3:6 as proof: