The book of Revelation takes us to the very heart of all history, the heart of the universe itself where we find the LORD Jesus Christ sharing the throne with His Father, surrounded by the Holy Spirit. At the center of reality, behind all the apparent confusion and chaos of this passing age, the Living God rules through Jesus, the Lamb and Lion of God. Jesus and His Bride, the Church, are seated in heaven far above all the powers of this age, as we wait for that day of judgment and new creation.
In the book of I Peter, the apostle Peter encourages suffering and persecuted Christians to remain loyal to Christ. He calls us to live holy lives, looking to Christ as our example. Jesus has shown the pattern of suffering first, then glory later. Therefore we can endure trials now because our eyes are fixed on our future hope. Peter explains how believers should live during difficult times and outlines the right attitude to have about persecution.
II Timothy is possibly the very last letter that the great apostle Paul ever wrote. We come to the end of the thrilling life of a man who had served Jesus with all his heart, mind, soul and strength. It is clear that this letter was written when Paul was a prisoner. What would be his final instruction to the Church?
The book of Ephesians is the most thorough and wide-ranging account of what it means to be the Church, in the New Testament. The Ephesian Christians lived in the shadow of the massive temple to Artemis, as we read in Acts 19. That 'wonder of the ancient world' must have dominated not only the skyline but also the thinking of the city. Ephesus was a city full of spiritual darkness and occult power. Book by Book: Study Guide The joy of meeting Jesus in all the Scriptures by Paul Blackham
Though the Gospel of John has so often been used to introduce non-Christians to Christ because of its easy-to-understand language and style, there is much more to the book. The simplicity of its style conceals a complexity and depth unmatched in the New Testament. John takes simple concepts such as light, bread and water and illuminates them with the most profound truths the world has ever known.
The book of Psalms is constructed and arranged in a brilliant way, and the sequence of Psalms covered in these programs is one of the most fascinating in the entire book. DVD comes with 53 page study guide.
In this ten-part series, host Karl Faase interviews authors, academics and modern-day game changers such as Eric Metaxas, John Ortberg and Christine Caine. Faase and his guests explore how the life and teaching of Jesus changed the world and why it matters.
Wright's acclaimed scholarship is delivered in a winsome and understandable way, showing how Jesus is the fulfillment of Israel's ancient hopes and humanity's deepest dreams. You will see Jesus as you have never seen him before in the context of his Jewish and Roman world. You will find explosive new meaning in his familiar words and deeds as Wright unfolds his incomparable life and shows how it remains an unavoidable summons to our world and way of thinking.
After four hundred years of failing to trust the Divine King, His people asked for a king just like the nations. I Samuel shows us what happened when the ancient church was given a king that looked perfect on the outside but did not have a heart for the True King. Yet, the Lord did not abandon them but found another king, a man after His own heart, a king who could show them a better picture of the Heavenly King, the Promised King, the King who was to come. Six segments, approximately 15 minutes each.
The Book of Daniel shows us how to hold onto the reality of Christ in a world that we don't control, a world that is full of values and assumptions that are hostile to the ways of the Living God.
The books of Ezra and Haggai reveal the LORD’s amazing sovereignty over history and how His plan of salvation rescued His people from captivity, foreshadowing the birth of Messiah Jesus. Six 15-minute segments.
Featured guest is Robbie Langford, a recently retired missionary of 30 years in South America, Central Asia, and Sudan. The book of James challenges us with the most basic and essential realities of life, driving us to face up to the truth about following Jesus.
Job is constantly accused by his friends of sin or pride or selfishness. They believe that suffering is always our own fault but that there is a way to avoid suffering if only we are holy enough or repent enough of our sins. The book of Job wants to teach us to think again about suffering, as suffering may contain some of the deepest treasures from the Living God.
With his urgent style of writing and his brilliant presentation of the identity and mission of Jesus, Mark calls us to turn around and allow our world to be turned upside down by the LORD Jesus. DVD includes 197-page study guide.