Peter: “Apostle to the Jews”

Peter is often mocked from the pulpit today. Preachers like to make fun of him and present him as a stupid, bumbling fisherman who always got it wrong. But Jesus saw enormous potential in Peter and turned him into an incredible leader. There is much we ought to respect him for and much we can … Continue reading Peter: “Apostle to the Jews”

Samuel: “Speak Lord, Your Servant is Listening”

Samuel was miraculously born after his mother asked God for a son. She commited him to serve God all his life and brought him to the tabernacle after he was weaned. He grew up at the tabernacle ministering before God. One night while he was lying down, God called him and began speaking to him. … Continue reading Samuel: “Speak Lord, Your Servant is Listening”

Adam: “Let Us Make Man in Our Image”

Adam was the original human being. On the sixth day of creation, God decided to make man in His own image and likeness. So He created Adam and placed him in the Garden of Eden to care for it. After Adam named the animals and realized his need for companionship, God created Eve and brought … Continue reading Adam: “Let Us Make Man in Our Image”

“Jesus”: The Lamb of God Who Takes Away the Sin of the World

Jesus is miraculously born to the virgin Mary and her husband Joseph. He is born in Bethlehem but moves to Egypt for a few years before settling in Nazareth, where He grows up and becomes a carpenter. When He is thirty years old, He is baptized by John and begins His public ministry. He picks … Continue reading “Jesus”: The Lamb of God Who Takes Away the Sin of the World

“John the Baptist”: A Voice in the Wilderness

John is born miraculously to Zechariah and Elizabeth. Elizabeth is a relative of Mary the mother of Jesus, making John and Jesus relatives as well. John grows up in the desert, wears clothes of camel's hair and a leather belt, and eats locusts and honey. He preaches repentance and baptizes those who confess their sins in the Jordan … Continue reading “John the Baptist”: A Voice in the Wilderness