Sermons by Wed PM Aud Bible Study

Sermons by Wed PM Aud Bible Study

The Days of Haggai

Haggai is the first of the post-exilic prophets. His name means “my feast” which likely means that he was born on or near a prominent Jewish festival. He is mentioned twice in the book of Ezra (5:1; 6:14). He is a contemporary of Zechariah, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Ezekiel. Haggai’s ministry focused on the remnant return of Jews of the tribes of Judah and Benjamin from their…

The Life and Times of the Kings

Our daily Bible reading text of 2 Chronicles 13-27 is filled with fascinating stories of the life and times of some of the kings of Judah and Israel (also shared with added detail in 1 Kings 15-2 Kings 15). Often these accounts of their reigns include palace intrigue, political maneuvering, wars, murder and incredible violence, as well as disregard for God and his…

Nahum

Nahum means “comfort or consolation” even though his prophecy was neither for Nineveh—its recipient (it was however for the nations that Assyria oppressed). The only biographical information we have about Nahum is the statement in 1:1 that he was from Elkosh and the location of that town is a mystery since it is nowhere else referred to in Scripture.

What Healthy Church Leadership Looks Like

This is one way to consider Paul’s first letter to Timothy in the New Testament. Paul’s beloved church at Ephesus—the one he personally spent three years nurturing after its troubled beginning (Acts 19)—was in more trouble. Just as he had foreseen (Acts 20:29-31) “wolves” even from their “own number” had arisen to “distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after…

Remember These Things

The story of the second epistle of Peter is quite fascinating. Likely written to the same collection of Christians and churches in some provinces of Asia Minor as his first letter, Peter sets out to correct some misunderstandings and expose some false teachers. There is urgency to his writing due to his impending death—foretold to him by Christ (1:14).

You Belong

The Ephesian church was troubled from the start (see Acts 19) and continued to experience challenges both typical and atypical to infant New Testament churches (see 1 & 2 Timothy and Revelation 2:1-7). The apostle Paul invested two years personally ministering to this group—developing a close, special relationship with them, while also foreseeing some of their future…

Christ’s Farewell

John shares a vivid and moving account of Christ’s last days with his closest disciples before his arrest and crucifixion in chapters 14-17 of his gospel. Contextually, 14:1-4 sets the tone for the overall text. Jesus is concerned about the fallout of the events that are about to take place—specifically how it will affect these men. He seeks to comfort them and to offer…

A Word from Amos

The Old Testament prophet, Amos, was an unlikely choice to be God’s preacher to his people. He was a poor shepherd and tree farmer from the backwater village of Tekoa. He had no training as a prophet, yet God called him anyway to speak His Word to the wealthy, urbane ruling class of the tribes of Israel to convict them over their hypocrisy and apathy. Predictably, his…
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