• Strengthened by God Media Resource by

    1 Peter 5:10-11

    Christians are called by God to endure hardship, suffering, and persecutions in this life. Though we are engaged in intense warfare with spiritual enemies, God gives us strong consolations and encouragements to strengthen us to stand in the grace of God. In this lesson, Dr. Charles considers the teaching of the benediction in 1 Peter 5:10–11, drawing out of it lessons about God’s love and purpose for us in our suffering. View Resource

  • The Christian Context for Samson Media Resource by

    Hebrews 11

    The New Testament teaches us how to rightly understand Samson. The book of Hebrews makes Samson an example of faith, such that we are to follow him insofar as we are following Christ. In this lesson, Dr. Godfrey provides an overview of the book of Hebrews in light of our study on Samson so that we might embrace the life lived by faith and not by sight. View Resource

  • Troubled That You May Not Be Media Resource by

    John 14:1-9

    You may not realize this, but the verse best known in the gospel of John is probably John 14:1—not John 3:16. At funerals we often hear, “Let not your hearts be troubled,” with the hope of giving comfort to grieving hearts. As Dr. Ferguson notes, this verse is often taken out of context, as people fail to understand the foundation for the consolation that Christ offers. Ironically, it arises out of the very gospel-centered suffering that our Savior endured on behalf of sinners. In this lesson, then, we find counsel for troubled hearts in general and to pessimistic Thomas and … View Resource