Jesus conquers temptation in the 40 days of wilderness. Christ teaches us through wilderness and tough times, we learn to overcome temptation by seeking God. The wilderness is the start of the Lent season leading us to Easter.
In the New Testament, Transfiguration is when Jesus Christ took three of his disciples, Peter, James, and John, up on a mountain, where Moses and Elijah appeared and Jesus was transfigured. His face and clothes became dazzlingly bright. The Transfiguration is a preview of the future when the Son of Man will come in glory to consummate his kingdom.
The 12 sons of Jacob were the patriarchs of the tribes that formed their descendants which are called "Israelites" and "Hebrews". Hear how God deals with a wicked and murderous king of Egypt who tried to stop the Israelite nation from growing.
The good Samaritan parable is explained by the great commandments of Love Your God and Love Your Neighbour. But who is our neighbour?
When Jesus asked the disciples to follow Him, they left their jobs as fishermen and changed their lives. Hear how we are also to follow Jesus with faith and determination.
Discover how God can call us to many different things, often what we are not expecting. See how Samuel responded to God's call. As followers of Christ, we should listen to God for his call to service.
In the beginning, God created everything from nothing. He spoke things into existence that were not there before. Mark explains in his gospel that Jesus was baptised to show us that as God created, baptism creates us into something new. Jesus didn't need to repent from sin as He is divine, but we must repent in order to be saved. Christ's baptism also is a significant milestone in the start of His worldly ministry.
The lesson of waiting for consolation is discussed through the life experiences of elderly Simeon and Anna. They show us how to look forward to the coming of the Lord. And like them, we are to wait with expectation as God works his plan.
The fourth Sunday in Advent is about Love which is "agape" in the original Greek. It is an unmerited, willful act of God to love us - His creation. Christmas is about showing agape love to others. Because God loves us, we can have hope, peace, joy and love towards others.
Hear the good news of Christmas. We celebrate the birth of our saviour Jesus Christ. God proclaims peace to men through Christ. The angel announces great joy in his birth. It is a great joy for all who believe and trust their salvation to Christ. And this joy of loving fellowship with God never ends.