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  • Michal

    Contributed by Rickey Shive on Apr 10, 2002
    based on 55 ratings
     | 13,043 views

    Do you know anyone who just can’t get a break in life? Do you know someone who seems to resolve one major crisis only to be thrust into yet another? This study presents us with just such a person. Her name? Michal, the youngest daughter of king Saul.

    Introduction: Do you know anyone who just can’t get a break in life? Do you know someone who seems to resolve one major crisis only to be thrust into yet another? You know the kind of person I’m referring to here, the underdog, one we feel sorry for, one we want to reach out to. Do you ...read more

  • The Shunammite Woman

    Contributed by Rickey Shive on Mar 15, 2002
    based on 664 ratings
     | 154,490 views

    The older I get, the more often I wonder what kind of mark I’ve made on the world. In this study we see a women, though nameless, the Bible says she was great!

    Open: Read Text Historical Background: - The united kingdom (Saul, David, Solomon) has divided (931 BC) - 10 Northern Tribes (Dan, Benjamin, Reuben, Gad, Ephraim, Issachar, Zebulun, Asher, Naphtali, both 1/2 tribes of Manesseh) follow Jeroboam (as prophet Ahijah said) ...read more

  • What Do We Know About Satan?

    Contributed by Rickey Shive on Mar 14, 2002
    based on 49 ratings
     | 4,544 views

    Where did Satan from? Was he an angel gone bad? How much power does he have? We hope to answer these and other questions in this study.

    What Do We Know About Satan? Biblical Names A. Devil - 61 times KJV (only in NT) from Gk diabolos B. Satan - 19 times in OT, 36 times in NT - Hebrew word describing arch-enemy of good, from Heb. Verb = “to lie in wait” In NT, from Gk. ...read more

  • What Shall I Wear?

    Contributed by Rickey Shive on Mar 12, 2002
    based on 83 ratings
     | 7,742 views

    We live in a world of constant change, including trends in the types and style of clothing we wear. What is appropriate dress for a Christian? Hopefully, this lesson will answer that for us.

    Introduction: A daily question (or at least a daily decision) most everyone asks (or makes) is - What shall I wear today? For mankind, when answering this question certain considerations come into play: 1. What’s the occasion? - work - dinner with the family - sporting ...read more

  • Abigail

    Contributed by Rickey Shive on Mar 11, 2002
    based on 174 ratings
     | 89,202 views

    In this lesson, we are going to study a lady of great character and intelligence – her name is Abigail. All we know about her is summed up in this one chapter, yet she comes through as one of the most notable women in the Old Testament!

    Introduction: The Bible is full of great stories! I’ve heard it said if you are looking for a mystery, or a thriller, or a love story, or one containing a great hero or heroine – whatever your desire, you can find it in the Bible. The text before us, in this study, is certainly one of the ...read more

  • Puah & Shiphrah

    Contributed by Rickey Shive on Mar 6, 2002
    based on 168 ratings
     | 31,301 views

    A strong lesson from two relatively unknown Old Testament characters. What can we learn from these two women? Much!

    If you are a student of the Old Testament, you are well aware of the strong women characters featured in the book of Genesis. The stories of many of these women, such as Sarah, Rebekah, and Rachel are given to us in much detail. Through the Genesis text we gain a rich insight into their ...read more

  • Rizpah

    Contributed by Rickey Shive on Feb 15, 2002
    based on 134 ratings
     | 37,747 views

    Rizpah, though insignificant in status, proved to be the focus of two defining events in the life of God’s people. It is from her story I hope we can learn some valuable lessons!

    Introduction: Rizpah (Riz-puh) was a concubine of King Saul who had bore Saul two sons. She is, in one sense, a very insignificant character. As a concubine, she had very little status nor influential power. Concubines were considered as “secondary wives,” they were inferior to the ...read more

  • Manoah's Wife

    Contributed by Rickey Shive on Feb 1, 2002
    based on 131 ratings
     | 20,314 views

    Lesson’s learned from Samson’s mother, applicable to us today!

    Samson was one of the last judges to appear in Israel, judging after Abdon. While gifted with extraordinary physical strength, Samson was morally and spiritually weak. His feud with the Philistines, who dominated the Israelites in his lifetime, was rooted in personal animosity rather than a ...read more

  • Athaliah

    Contributed by Rickey Shive on Jan 22, 2002
    based on 114 ratings
     | 33,065 views

    Athaliah was the daughter of Ahab and Jezebel of Israel and the wife of Jehoram, king of Judah. Our goal in this study is to better understand the mistakes this wicked queen made, learn from her and thus avoid similar mistakes in our walk with God.

    Athaliah (Ath-uh-LIE-ah) was the daughter of Ahab and Jezebel of Israel and the wife of Jehoram (Jih-hoh-ruhm), king of Judah. She followed the path set by her parents and influenced her husband to "walk in the ways of the kings of Israel" (2 Kings 8:18) and worship Baal. Athaliah proved to ...read more

  • Remember Lot's Wife

    Contributed by Rickey Shive on Jan 15, 2002
    based on 221 ratings
     | 79,109 views

    Jesus admonished us to "Remember Lot’s Wife" in Luke 17:32. Have you ever wondered why? After all, we don’t even know her name! There are obviously some power lessons we can learn from her and her life. In this lesson, we hope to learn from her mistak

    Open: Luke 17:20-32 Jesus, naturally, was the greatest Biblical scholar and teacher the world has ever known! Here in Luke 17, Jesus is well along in His ministry. You might say that the Pharisees were “on to Him!” They were between the proverbial “rock and hard spot.” They couldn’t just ...read more

  • A Lukewarm Church

    Contributed by Rickey Shive on Jan 11, 2002
    based on 431 ratings
     | 117,153 views

    A sermon designed to motivate complacent Christians to become more committed and involved in the church.

    Introduction: When I was a kid growing up on the farm, one of the annual jobs I always looked forward to was the "chicken harvest." I guess I should apologize in advance for the somewhat graphic nature of this illustration; however, it best illustrates my point. Nonetheless, I looked forward to ...read more