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. The struggle in their mind was who will roll away the stone from the door of the tomb for them.
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.
The Jews wanted proof about Jesus – and so do many people today. The proof is there, but many are blind. The Jews had had the witness of John the Baptist. Then at Jesus’ baptism there had been the Father’s voice and the descent of the Spirit as a dove – but they had neither heard nor seen.
James came from Scotland, and those who knew him always thought that he would become a missionary. So indeed he did. Although he was not well-educated he began to study other languages, including Raroton-gan, the language of the Cook Islands in the Pacific. It was to these islands that he […]
Bible Lesson: John 12:1-11 Theme Verses: Vs 2-3b. Here they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him. Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard, anointed Jesus’ feet, and wiped them with her hair.