SM022 Eng 5. The Encounter of Jesus with John the Baptist. Doubts of John in Prison

In Mathew 11 we find John in prison. His suffering is so great that he has doubts even though he has heard God speak from heaven. What can we learn from that account? In this session Ronnie Stevens: - speculates about John's expectations; - explains what Jesus means in verse 11 when he speaks about John the Baptist; - talks about two fantastic ex…read more

SM022 Eng 7. Encountering Jesus in His Teaching

How do we encounter Jesus in His teaching? How does the Sermon on the Mount represent who Jesus is? In this session Ronnie Stevens: - highlights the counterintuitive nature of what Jesus says and does; - quotes John Stott's words about the Sermon on the Mount; - talks about the messianic expectations of Jews; - explains the first goal of an evangelist.

SM022 Eng 1. Introduction

How is it to our advantage that Jesus Christ had to ascend after His resurrection? Are we more blessed than the people who had the advantage of seeing Jesus and listening to Him? In this session Ronnie Stevens: - talks about the ministry of the Holy Spirit and our dependence on Him; - explains why it was better for Jesus to leave; - highlights the difficulties we have when we encounter Jesus; - encourages us to teach others what it means to be a disciple.

SM022 Eng 4. The Encounter of Jesus with John the Baptist. Baptism of Jesus

In Mathew 3 Jesus begins His ministry and presents himself to John to be baptized by him. In this session Ronnie Stevens: - talks about John's encounter with Jesus in his mother's womb; - describes an important event of the baptism of Jesus Christ; - dwells on the topic of hypocrisy; - explains why John wanted to stop Jesus from being baptized; - compares baptism to death; - briefly explains the doctrine of Trinity.

SM022 Eng 2. The Encounter of Jesus with Mary and Joseph. Simeon and the Child Jesus

We need one another to learn about Jesus what we couldn't learn about Him ourselves. In Luke 2 Simeon meets Jesus in the temple and tells amazing things about Him to His parents. In this session the teacher: - talks about Simeon's prophecy and the encounter of Mary and Joseph with the baby Jesus; - explains the importance of the cross; - gives the examples of people who understood the idea of suffering on the road of following Christ; - shares a quote about the childhood of Jesus.

SM022 Eng 3. The Encounter of Jesus with Mary and Joseph. Jesus in His Father's House

In Luke 2 Mary and Joseph find Jesus in the temple teaching scholars after the Passover. Jesus asks and answers questions to the amazement of His listeners. In this session Ronnie Stevens: - highlights that Jesus asks questions not to learn but to teach; - gives reasons why Christ is unique; - briefly explains the doctrine of incarnation; - tells a story about John McArthur.

SM022 Eng Ronny Intro

SM022 Eng 29. The Encounter of Jesus with Mary Magdalene

The heart of Christianity is the Cross but in this last session Ronnie Stevens looks at the time after the resurrection of Jesus in John 20. This chapter has a tremendous apologetic value when we talk to people who do not believe that Jesus raised from the dead. Ronnie Stevens explores the encounter of Mary Magdalene with Jesus at the tomb and shares his answer to the question: "Why didn't Mary recognize Jesus after His resurrection?"

SM022 Eng 28. The Encounter of Jesus with Martha and Mary. The Miracle of Raising Lazarus

Jesus looks at the scene of death and He is very sad. In this encounter with Jesus Martha and Mary are going to learn more about His ministry. In this session the teacher: - talks about the emotions of Jesus in John 11 and explains why He wept; - unpacks the account of a miracle in which Jesus brings Lazarus of Bethany back to life four days after his burial; - encourages students to do the ministry Christ gave them.

SM022 Eng 27. The Encounter of Jesus with Martha and Mary. In the House of Mourning

In John 11 we read about the crisis in the family of the best friends of Jesus. He comes to the house of Martha and Mary, the house of mourning and devastation. In this session Ronnie Stevens: - discusses one of the greatest accusations against God; - talks about a book written by C.S. Lewis; - explains why knowing Greek is critical for this account; - explores the topic of death in more detail.

SM022 Eng 26. The Encounter of Jesus with Zacchaeus

In Luke 19 Jesus honors a dishonorable person, a tax collector in Jericho. He reminds us of who we are and what we are supposed to do. In this session the teacher: - provides a historical background that helps to understand the account of Zacchaeus; - explores the truths about Jesus and Zacchaeus; - explains why people needed law; - uses interesting examples to illustrate the main points.

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