Harmony Bible – Purpose

Fishers of Men

November 30th, 2014|Three, Two|Comments Off on Fishers of Men

Week 27 | Sections 40,41

In this week’s study we’re transitioning from phase two to phase three of Jesus’ ministry. Though this is week 26 for us, Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist about a year before. In today’s study the five men who had been following Jesus choose to become his disciples. This is a major transition in their lives, and in the life of every disciple who since believed because of the ministry […]

The Spirit of the Lord is on Me

November 23rd, 2014|Two|Comments Off on The Spirit of the Lord is on Me

Week 26 | Section 39

Though Jesus had already shown sufficient evidence and declared himself to be the Messiah, when Jesus reads from the scroll the prophetic words “The spirit of the Lord is upon me…” from the scroll of Isaiah – we catch another glimpse of God’s eternal purpose and his plan to see it accomplished.

Scripture:

Luke 4:16-31a
16 He came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. He entered, as was his custom,¯ into the synagogue on […]

Ripe for Harvest

November 9th, 2014|Two|Comments Off on Ripe for Harvest

Week 24 | Section 35b,c

No bones about it, Jesus was certain of his identity and word of his deeds were spreading as quickly as the sun was ripening the grain fields.  The air was being filled with the sweet aroma of a promise – a harvest of souls and the hope of Israel.

Scripture:

Section 35b | John 4:27-38
27 At this, his disciples came. They marveled that he was speaking with a woman; yet no one said, “What are you looking […]

Humble Service

October 26th, 2014|Two|Comments Off on Humble Service

Week 22 | Sections 33, 34

In these two sections we read once again the witness of John the Baptist who personifies the humility we ought all embrace with the understanding that “He must become greater; I must become less”. We also read of the first account of Jesus’ disciples “doing ministry” – the baptizing of many – more than whom John had baptized thus far.

Scripture:

Section 33
John 3:22-36
22 After these things, Jesus came with […]

Becoming Strong in Spirit

July 13th, 2014|One|Comments Off on Becoming Strong in Spirit

Week 7 | Section 8a,b,c

How delighted Elizabeth and Zechariah must have been when their son was born, not only for the joy of having a child but because of their confidence of what he would be. Indeed, that is the pivotal word in our reading today – ‘be’. Our actions are tied to our being, and our being to the purposes of God. Most certainly Elizabeth and Zechariah were familiar with the saying, “raise […]

The Journey Begins

June 1st, 2014|One|Comments Off on The Journey Begins

Week 1 | Section 1

Luke’s prologue has a distinct style using Greek reason – an appeal for response based the examination of evidence, comparative testimonies, and eyewitnesses. He clearly states his desire and intent (v.3) and states his convictions about the nature and purpose of Jesus and his understanding that is is the Christ foretold in the Old Testament.
In a similar way, we want to be clear about our desire for you as you […]