JOHN 18:1-27 Golden Text:—”Jesus said unto them, The Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men.”—Matt. 17:22 . TODAY’S lesson constitutes one of the saddest chapters in history. It reveals to us the depths of human ingratitude, selfishness, weakness, and fear to a remarkable degree. Nevertheless, it is a most helpful lesson to those who

Victory Not To The Strong

I SAMUEL 17:38-49 Golden Text:—”In the Lord put I my trust.”—Psalm 11:1 . NOT long after David’s anointing he became the hero of a most remarkable battle. The Philistines, residing on the seashore of Palestine, were the enemies of the Israelites from earliest times, and, as we have already seen, they held mastery over them at the

Mark Chapter 5

Mark 5:1 MKJV  And they came over to the other side of the sea, to the country of the Gadarenes. They came to the eastern shore, but not even there was the Lord destined to find peace or rest. Into the country of the Gerasenes. Matthew in the parallel account says Gadarenes. The explanation is easy. Gerasa,

Mark Chapter 7

Mar 7:1 MKJV  And the Pharisees and some of the scribes came together to Him, having come from Jerusalem. Having come from Jerusalem: This was another “official delegation” of religious leaders from Jerusalem, coming to evaluate the ministry of Jesus. We saw a previous delegation in Mar_3:22, and they pronounced a harsh, condemning judgment against Jesus. This

Gospel of Mark Chapter 6

Mark Chapter 6  Mar 6:1 KJV  And he went out from thence, and came into his own country; and his disciples follow him. Our Lord now left the neighbourhood of Capernaum, and came into his own country, the district of Nazareth, where he had been, not born indeed, but brought up, and where his kinsfolk after the

The Blood of Christ

The more enlightened we become in regard to God’s plan of the ages, the more fully we can understand the wonderful love of God manifested in the gift of Jesus Christ. God does nothing without a reason, and only as we understand the reason can we rightly value what He does. So we come nearer to

Mark Chapter 4

Mark 4:1 MKJV  And He began again to teach by the seaside. And there was a great crowd gathered to Him, so that He entered into a boat and sat in the sea. And the whole crowd was on the land by the seaside. The foregoing chapter began with Christ’s entering into the synagogue (Mar_4:1); this chapter begins