Bible Lesson: Luke 24:13-35 Theme Verses: Vs. 30-31 When he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from their sight. This passage is one of the most beautiful illustrations of Jesus’ revelation after His resurrection to Cleopas and his other companion who were going to the village of Emmaus.
The church in Corinth was young in the faith. It was also immature in many ways. We have seen that there were problems of divisions, factions and “party spirit”; now we see the problems of sexual immorality. A man was having a sexual relationship with his stepmother – a forbidden relationship.
Just after midnight, early in the morning of 24 April 2003, Hridoy was returning home after showing a film version of Luke’s Gospel. As he approached his house seven or eight people attacked him, stabbing him seven times. He died instantly. Hridoy was a Bangladeshi evangelist and regularly showed the […]
Bible Lesson: Mark 16:1-8 Theme Verses: Vs. 6 But he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him.” It was early Sunday morning when three prominent women went to the tomb with some spices to balm the dead body of Jesus.
In this chapter Paul now turns to another vital issue which had obviously been raised by the Corinthians: the resurrection. In these verses, therefore, Paul sets out the main facts of the gospel. Verses 3-7 may reflect a common recital of faith which was becoming a “creed”.
In April 1909, around 20,000 Christians, mostly Armenians, were killed in a two-stage massacre by the Turks in Adana and the surrounding region. A Christian minister described the first outbreak of violence on 14 April: People were firing from roofs, windows and minarets: the bullets fell thick as hail […]
At the resurrection, death will be no more. The power of Satan, sin and death has already been defeated on the cross of Christ, but in this life mankind is still plagued by them. In the Kingdom of Heaven, however, they have no part at all. The victory has been won by Christ. Therefore Paul calls on all Christians
Choo Ki-Chul, a church pastor in Pyongyang, Korea, was strongly opposed to shrine worship, which was a big issue in the Japanese-controlled country. From a non-Christian family, Ki-Chul had chosen to follow Christ after studying at the Christian Ohsan Academy and hearing the teaching of Kim Ikdoo. He expressed his […]
Noshi Girgis, a 63-year-old Egyptian Christian, was killed in co-ordinated attacks by Islamists on three churches in Alexandria on 14 April 2006, the last day of Lent. Knife-wielding Islamic militants stormed three church buildings in separate neighbourhoods, shouting, “There is no god but Allah” and “Allah is the greatest” before […]
Bible Lesson: John 12:12-19 Theme Verses: Vs 19 The Pharisees then said to one another, “You see, you can do nothing. Look, the world has gone after him!” After Lazarus was raised back to life by Jesus in John chapter 11, the news spread like wild fire and the huge crowd followed Jesus from different corners of the world.