Fellowship

Is your fellowship grounded in God’s Word? - I John 1:1 – 1:4 (commentary)

In contrast to this story we find John had a message he wanted all to hear. He would not be guilty of withholding vital information from the child of God (vv. 1-2). There are three key words found in this message of I John. They are life, light and love. There are those who tell …

Characteristics of the early Church - Acts 2:37 – 2:47 (commentary)

Peter’s words pierced their hearts and they questioned what they should do (v. 37). Notice how the Holy Spirit took Peter’s message to cause the listeners to be angry about their sin. He told them they must repent, turn to God, be baptized so their sins would be forgi …

Fellowship needs to be a priority - Ephesians 2:19 – 2:22 (commentary)

We begin with the words “Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens” (v. 19). Fellowship is enjoyed by those in God’s family and with His people, however, today God dwells in people. The early Christians devoted themselves t …

The Lord Showering His Blessing on Israel - Isaiah 60:15 – 60:22 (commentary)

In contrast with Israel having been forsaken and hated, God will cause others to take pride in her (vv. 15-16). Israel will now have an eternal excellency (v. 15). This can be interpreted to mean the millennial kingdom and ultimately, the heavenly Jerusalem. Much as a nursi …

Moab Rebels Against Israel - II Kings 3:1 – 3:27 (commentary)

Jehoram, the second son of Ahab began reigning over Israel in the eighteenth year after Jehoshaphat began reigning as sole king of Judah. Moab’s rebellion during this time did not affect only Israel but was also a threat to the kingdom of Judah. Edom at this time was und …

The Brothers Bring Benjamin to Joseph - Genesis 43:16 – 43:34 (commentary)

The story now focuses on Joseph’s plans. The brothers again went to Egypt and this time Benjamin was with them. As soon as they arrived they were taken to Joseph’s house. They were frightened because they did not know what he would do to them. Soon a servant brought Simeon out …