1 Kings: Stay under God’s leadership.

Ch. 1 Make God the King (the Ruler*) of your heart and life, in preference to other contenders.

(Other contenders such as fear, worry, doubt, pride, selfishness, envy, hypocrisy, prejudice, covetousness, apathy, an unforgiving spirit, and so forth)

v.1-4    Cherish the King by staying close to Him and serving Him. (Doing this warms His heart.)

v.5-10  Don’t involve yourself in those things that establish the wrong king in your heart and life.

a) v.5  Don’t exalt yourself to be your own king.

b) v.6  Don’t grow stronger in self-indulgence.

Application: Don’t build the wrong value system, embrace wrong thinking, or persist in wrong habits of life. ...


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Life’s Issues Have a Solution

Jumbled, confused, tied in knots, anxious, helpless, and overwhelmed. That’s how we can feel on the inside, as we navigate the circumstances and surprises of life.

Sometimes we just get TIRED—tired of trying, tired of rejection, tired of hitting a brick wall again and again.

Sometimes the heat of temptation gets turned up way past “simmer” to “boiling.” All we can think about is what we are NOT supposed to do. The wrong solution gets brighter and bolder, and good sense gets muffled or silenced.

Sometimes we need just one person to listen to us and empathize with what we are going through. We need one person to understand us, to be on our side all the time, and then everything would be so much better. If we had one person to love us unconditionally, to trust in, to talk to and confide in. Someone who can see things ...


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Every time I study a book of the Bible, I find reasons to think it could be one of my favorites. But I think the Gospel of John is my favorite of all. It showcases the person and ministry of Jesus in ways that are unique, even compared to the other three gospels. John Ch. 4 shows us a glimpse of the heart of Jesus. He traveled to a well where He could talk to a woman who came that day to draw water, and He stayed to minister to the people of the town where she lived. The three sets of application statements (What does God want us to know, or to do?) or phrases show various perspectives on the chapter.

The word “believe” is in the Gospel of John more than any other book in the Bible, and “Believe in Jesus” is the message and the invitation of this beloved book.

Gospel of John:  Believe in Jesus—Get to know Him, choose Him for yourself, and live in union and fellowship with Him.

John Ch. 4  Sowing the word reaps a harvest of belief.

v.1-6 God may send you ...


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Beebe Kauffman is a co-founder of Lighthouse Bible Studies. She has a bachelor’s degree in business, but her heart is in teaching the Bible.

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