Statement of Confession: I believe in the Trinity--Father, Son and Holy Spirit; The Three are One in the Father. I believe that Jesus is the Savior to those that accept Him in genuine repentance of their sins through faith as their Lord and Savior. I believe that baptism--immersion, burial--is an outward show to the world of their acceptance of salvation by Jesus for His dying, resurrection and His sitting at the right hand of the Father in heaven. This ministry is FREE.
Unit 2: An Open Invitation to
Looking for Jesus
Lesson 5 DEVOTIONAL READING: Ezekiel 34:11–16 BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: Mark 1:21–45 PRINTED TEXT: Mark 1:32–45Mark 1:32–45 32 And at even, when the sun did set, they brought unto him all that were diseased, and them that were possessed with devils.33 And all the city was gathered together at the door.34 And he healed many that were sick of divers diseases, and cast out many devils; and suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew him.35 And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.36 And Simon and they that were with him followed after him.37 And when they had found him, they said unto him, All men seek for thee.38 And he said unto them, Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also: for therefore came I forth.39 And he preached in their synagogues throughout all Galilee, and cast out d…
Lesson for October 4, 2015
Simon Is RebukedActs 8:9-25Dr. Mark Scott wrote this treatment of the International Sunday School Lesson. Scott teaches preaching and New Testament at Ozark Christian College, Joplin, Missouri, and has held preaching ministries in Missouri, Illinois, and Colorado. This lesson treatment is published in the September 27 issue of The Lookout magazine, and is also available online at www.lookoutmag.com.
______ By Mark Scott The four lessons of October focus on the two most famous apostles (Peter and Paul) giving bold testimony. Three of the lessons focus on Peter’s bold testimony. Peter used Jesus’ “keys” (Matthew 16:19) to open the door of faith to the Jews (Acts 2:1-47). Now Peter, with great help from Philip, used those same keys to open the door of faith to the Samaritans (8:9-24). While the Samaritans were geographically close to the Jews, they were ethnically far from them (2 Kings 17:1-41). Simon’s Initial Conversion | Acts 8:9-13 Simon was a common name in …