Jesus Christ- His person & Work
DD4-Portraits of Jesus
A look throughout the Bible of the character, roles and mission of Jesus
DD99- Jesus the Son of Man as revealed in the book of Ezekiel
In the life of Ezekiel we find many parallels to the life of Christ. Already, hundreds of years before God would send His Son to earth, He was preparing the way for Him by giving clues to the people of who they should be looking for. May this study help us to find Jesus for ourselves.
DD110-The Son of God was Predicted!
The coming of the Son of God (Jesus Christ) to earth was foretold in great detail. From His unusual birth to His violent death, the prophets, inspired by God had predicted centuries ahead of time the events and details of Christ's life. Now, on this side of Christ's death, we are able to look back and see that all that was predicted came true. For each prophecy that you'll read in this study from the Old Testament you will read of its fulfillment in the New Testament.
DD111-Jesus and His Arrival On Earth
Although the Jews had been waiting expectantly for a Messiah, when He came to them they didn't recognize Him. He just didn't fit any of there "rules" for being the Messiah! We do not want to miss Jesus Christ in our own lives and so we need to answer the questions: How did Christ come and from where? Is He someone that I need to know today?
DD112-Jesus- His Purpose For Coming
We can all look into history and name men and women, famous or not, who seemed to be born for one specific purpose. For these individuals there seemed to be no alternative. They had to do the one "thing" that was inside of them. Jesus Christ was just such a man. This study will help you to see the purpose for His coming to our earth.
DD116- The Humility of Christ
There is one characteristic of Jesus Christ that pervaded his life. It was not the quality that former great leaders had and not usually the one that our present leaders display. But this quality is the key to understanding Jesus Christ and what He taught. Without this one character trait in our own life we will never come to really know God! Therefore this study on Jesus will be a very important one.
DD117-Why Should We Listen To Jesus Christ?
In upcoming studies we want to look at what Jesus taught and see how it applies to our own lives. But, before we can start looking at His teachings, I believe we have to answer this question…… Why Should We Listen To Him?
DD120- Jesus Teaches By Example - Part 1
Much of what we learn growing up is "caught and not taught". In this study we are going to criss-cross the gospel stories and look at what Jesus taught through the various incidents that He became involved in.
DD121 - Jesus Teaches by Example - Part 2
In this study let's look at what Christ actually did for each person in need and how Jesus responded to those that approached Him for help.
DD122 - Jesus Teaches By Example - Part 3
I n the third study of this series we want to read some of the same passages again but this time let's notice the response of the healed person or the other people that were around. This is important because whatever Jesus said or did man was always divided in their response to him. If the Son of God received such reaction to truth and good works can we as his servants expect any less?
DD129-Christ's Compassion and Heart For Men and Women ( Matthew 7:1-5 / Matthew 9:36-38 )
In this study the Lord starts by being very abrupt with us when it comes to the topic of judging and criticizing others. His advice? DON'T! If we wonder how we should feel towards our fellow men we have only to look at Christ's own attitude.
DD139- No Neutrality - Matthew 12: 30 / Matthew 12: 38-42
The world divided into two parts with the coming of Jesus Christ, the son of God. In the person of Jesus we are confronted with God and every man must decide for himself what to do with Christ. We are either for Him or against Him but there is no neutrality!
DD144- Jesus is There When We Need Him - Matthew 14: 22-33
This study is for any of us in extreme circumstances that feel we are sinking fast. We have a sweet reminder in these verses that God is committed to sustaining us throughout our life.
DD148 -Warnings From Jesus Concerning False Teaching - Matthew 15:29-39
What did Jesus mean when He cautioned us to be on our guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees? In these verses we'll study the warnings Jesus gave concerning false teaching.
DD149-Jesus--Man's Last Hope - Matthew 16:1-4
It is in Jesus that we see God. If we don't see God in Christ then we will never see him. Jesus Christ is God's last word to men.
DD150- Jesus, Is He Your Personal Discovery? - Matthew 16: 13-23
The end was very near now for Jesus and he was confronting a problem. Was there anyone who recognized him for who he really was? If there was, then his work could safely move on. If not, Christianity would die with him. This study is much more than Jesus dealing with his twelve disciples. It extends right down to us today.
DD151- The First Requirement to be a Disciple of Jesus - Matthew 16:24
Jesus opens the invitation to be his disciples to anyone. He says, "If anyone would come after me....." This "anyone" includes you and I. But -- Jesus lays out three qualifications that must be met first. This study will deal with the first requirement.
DD152- The Second Requirement to be a Disciple of Jesus - Matthew 16:24
We've been looking at the Lord's requirements for being his disciple. The first requirement we looked at was what it means to deny our "self". Our "self" refers to what Romans 6:6 refers to as our "old self". This first requirement is the foundation to the second one which we'll look at in this study.
DD153- The Third Requirement to be a Disciple of Jesus - Matthew 16:24
We have just studied that the first requirement to be the Lord's disciple is to deny the "self" life. The second requirement deals with us taking up our cross daily. Now we come to the third requirement to be Christ's disciple.
DD154 - The Transfiguration - A Spiritual Mountain Top Experience - Matthew 17:1-13
In this study we come to an event called the Transfiguration of Jesus. It was what I call a "mountain top experience" for Jesus, Peter, James and John. It was a time of revelation. God gives those times to each one of us but they are not meant to last. They are meant to strength us for the next step. Let's study together the revelation that God gave at this time and what it also means for us.
DD189 - Our Position "In Christ" - Part 1 - Getting There and Living From There
The words "in Christ" or "in Him" are peppered throughout the New Testament so that we often skip over them and miss the deep meaning our Father wants us to know. Understanding our position with God --"in Christ"--will enable us to truly partner with God throughout our life on earth and then into eternity.
DD190- Our Position "In Christ" - Part 2 - Getting Back What We Lost
Before anything was even created, God proposed to create us IN HIS SON so that we could all be part of his great family. He means for all of us to have fullness of life, although He knows that some will never take it. When our first parents Adam and Eve fell from grace due to sin, all of us "in them" fell as well and begin life on earth independent from God. Let's look at the ingenius plan of God to restore us to what we were originally meant to be.
DD191- Our Position "In Christ" - Part 3- What We Have By Being "In Christ"
The Father sent Jesus to earth to restore the four things that we lost through sin. When we know and accept His work on our behalf it's like a reset button has been pressed in our life. In this study we look at what we have by being "In Christ".
DOES JESUS MATTER?
1A-Help From Outside This Planet
1B- Jesus and the Historians Who Wrote About Him
1C-The Eye-Witness Accounts of Christ's Life
1D- Saul of Tarsus- A Most Reluctant Witness
1E-The General Public as Witnesses
1F- The Manuscript Evidence
2A- His Birth
2B- The Times Surrounding Christ's Birth
2C- Ancient Times
2E- Unusual Events
2F- The Very Beginning
3A- His Heritage and Character
3B- His Authority
3C- A Free Man
4A- The Kingdom of God: A Place of Tremendous Potential
4B- The Kingdom of God: The Key to Finding Our Purpose
4C- The Kingdom of God: It's More Than Doing All the Right Things
4D- God is Our Father
4E- Love is What Characterizes His Kingdom
4F- A Decision is Needed
5B- The Great Physician
6A- He Came From Heaven So We Could See God
6B- He Was God in Human Form
6C- Promises That Backed Up His Claim
6D- "I Am"