Outline/Summary I am with you always, even to the end of the age After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week (Sunday), Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. Suddenly, there was a massive earthquake. An angel of the Lord descended from Heaven, rolled away the stone that
Moses parts the Red Sea allowing the Israelites to safely escape the pursuing Egyptians (Exodus 13:17 – 14-31).
When Pharaoh let the Israelites go, God did not send them to the Promised Land through Philistine country, even though the route was shorter. God thought, “If they face war against the Philistines, they may change their minds and return to Egypt.” So God led the Israelites through the desert toward the Red Sea. The
Jesus curses a fig tree and teaches the disciples that with faith, they can move mountains (Matthew 21:18 – 21:22).
After spending the night in Bethany, Jesus and the disciples travelled back to Jerusalem. Jesus was hungry. He saw a fig tree by the road and went up to it but found nothing except for leaves. He said to the tree, “May you never bear fruit again.” Immediately the tree withered. When the disciples saw this,
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God brings a plague of livestock upon Egypt – Pharaoh begins to recognize God’s immense power (Exodus 9:1 – 9:7).
After the plague of gnats, Pharaoh went back on his word and would not release the Israelites from bondage. God told Moses, “Go to Pharaoh and say to him, ‘This is what the Lord, the God of the Hebrews, says: Let my people go so that they may worship me. If you refuse to let them
When Jesus and the three disciples came to the crowd (presumably returning from atop the mountain where the disciples witnessed the transfiguration), a man approached Jesus and knelt before him. “Lord, have mercy on my son,” he said. “He has seizures and is suffering greatly. He often falls into the fire or into the water.
The yeast of the Pharisees – Jesus warns the disciples to be wary of Pharisees’ teachings (Matthew 16:5 – 16:12).
When Jesus and the disciples went across the Sea of Galilee, they forgot to take bread with them. Jesus told them, “Be careful. Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees.” The disciples discussed this among themselves. They assumed Jesus told them this because they had forgotten to bring bread on their trip.
People believe their parents are their birth parents, that their flight will reach its destination, and that they will survive the day. This trust that something will occur or is true, without any hard evidence to support it, is called faith. Christian faith works in a comparable manner. Faith is believing or trust. It’s not irrational
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego refuse to worship Nebuchadnezzar’s golden god and are thrown into a fiery furnace because of their rebellion (Daniel 3:1 – 3:30)
King Nebuchadnezzar created a massive golden image that was 90-feet high and 9-feet wide. He placed the gold image in the plains of Dura in Babylon. Nebuchadnezzar then summoned the satraps, prefects, governors, advisers, treasurers, judges, magistrates, and all other officials to come to the dedication of the image he had set up. The officials
After feeding the 5,000, Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and travel to the other side of the Sea of Galilee while he dismissed the crowd. After dismissing the crowd, Jesus went up onto a mountainside by himself and prayed. Later that night, Jesus was on the mountainside alone and the boat was