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05/25/22 (Lesson 145)

Ezekiel 23:25 I will direct my jealous anger against you, and they will deal with you in fury. They will cut off your noses and your ears, and those of you who are left will fall by the sword. Mutilation was common in ancient warfare, and was also used to punish...

05/24/22 (Lesson 144)

Ezekiel 18:24 [I]f a righteous person turns from their righteousness and commits sin and does the same detestable things the wicked person does, will they live? None of the righteous things that person has done will be remembered. Because of the unfaithfulness...

05/23/22 (Lesson 143)

Ezekiel 1:1 In my thirtieth year, in the fourth month on the fifth day, while I was among the exiles by the Kebar River, the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God. The prophet Ezekiel wrote to the exiled Jews in Babylon from around 593 to 571 BC. He wanted...

05/22/22 (Lesson 142)

Lamentations 3:21-23 Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.  As the prophet considered the terrible...

05/21/22 (Lesson 141)

Lamentations 1:1 How deserted lies the city, once so full of people! How like a widow is she, who once was great among the nations! She who was queen among the provinces has now become a slave.  The book of Lamentations is anonymous, but was probably written...

05/20/22 (Lesson 140)

Jeremiah 30:11 Though I completely destroy all the nations among which I scatter you, I will not completely destroy you.  Many ancient people groups no longer exist, but Israel remains. This is quite remarkable since, for many years, Israel lived...

05/19/22 (Lesson 139)

Jeremiah 18:1-2 This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: Go down to the potter’s house, and there I will give you my message. Jeremiah went to the potter’s house, and found him working at his wheel. The pot between his hands was marred, so he started...

05/18/22 (Lesson 138)

Jeremiah 1:13-14 The word of the Lord came to me again: What do you see? I see a pot that is boiling, I answered. It is tilting toward us from the north. The Lord said to me, From the north disaster will be poured out on all who live in the land.  God was...

05/17/22 (Lesson 137)

Jeremiah 1:1 The words of Jeremiah son of Hilkiah, one of the priests at Anathoth in the territory of Benjamin.  Jeremiah ministered to the people of Judah over the course of forty years: from 626 BC until Jerusalem fell to the Babylonians in 586 BC. His...

05/16/22 (Lesson 136)

Isaiah 53:11 After he has suffered, he will see the light of life and be satisfied.  Jesus knew that his death and burial would not be the end of his life. On the third day [I] will be raised (Matthew 20:19), he said. The disciples did not expect...