NT: JESUS' EARLY MINISTRY: This sub-series is a 10 part collection of talks by Dr. BJ Boles that are part of the overall “Light My Path 313” series. This sub-series is entitled “Jesus’ Early Ministry” and is from the New Testament of the Bible. The story covered is from “John the Baptist” to “The Women at the Well” and comes from the early part of the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John).
TALKS: Each completed talk is available to view by clicking the links provided below or you may also visit our YouTube Channel at www.LMP313.com
COMPANION BOOK: The companion book for the “Jesus’ Early Ministry” series is “Desire of Ages” by Ellen G. White. The book is available online free at: http://www.whiteestate.org/books/da/da.asp
Topic: Prophets, Jesus Calling, Conversion
Summary: This talk looks John the Baptist. Explore from his miracle birth to his eccentric life and discover who this man was who Jesus called “the greatest prophet”. What was his mission and purpose? What did God call him to do?
Companion Reading: Desire of Ages (Chapter 10) “The Voice in the Wilderness”
Topic: Baptism, Giving Life to God
Summary: This talk Jesus’ baptism and the beginning of His ministry. Also explored is the topic of baptism. Is baptism necessary? Is how one is baptized important?
Companion Reading: Desire of Ages (Chapter 11) “The Baptism”
Topic: Temptation, Overcoming Temptation
Summary: This talk is about Jesus encounter with Satan in the wilderness. Learn how to fight the devil and be victorious over temptation.
Companion Reading: Desire of Ages (Chapter 12) “The Temptation”
“Beating the Devil” (#4 of 10)
Topic: Victory over Sin, Fighting Satan
Summary: This talk is about how Jesus was victorious over Satan. What are some lessons we can learn to beat the Devil.
Companion Reading: Desire of Ages (Chapter 13) “The Victory”
Topic: Becoming a Disciple, Witnessing
Summary: This talk is about Jesus calling of his disciples. What does it take to be called by God? Learn some methods of witnessing from the disciples.
Companion Reading: Desire of Ages (Chapter 14) “We Have Found the Messias”
“Mingling Miracle Maker” (#6 of 10)
Topic: Miracles, Jesus Provides
Summary: This talk is about Jesus performing a miracle at a wedding feast by turning water into wine.
Companion Reading: Desire of Ages (Chapter 15) “At the Marriage Feast”
Topic: Sacredness, Sacrilege, Worship, Hypocrisy
Summary: This talk is about Jesus chasing the money changers out of the temple in Jerusalem. This story is sometimes referred to as the “Cleansing of the Temple”.
Companion Reading: Desire of Ages (Chapter 16) “In His Temple”
Topic: Being Born Again, Salvation
Summary: This talk is about Jesus encounter with a man named Nicodemus. In this conversation Jesus outlines what one must do to be saved. What does it mean to be born again?
Companion Reading: Desire of Ages (Chapter 17) “Nicodemus”
“Equation for Success” (#9 of 10)
Topic: Putting Jesus First, Success, Leaving a Legacy
Summary: This talk is about a debate between John the Baptist’s disciples and those of Jesus. God’s definition of success is much different than the world’s. What will be your legacy?
Companion Reading: Desire of Ages (Chapter 18) “He Must Increase”
Topic: Encountering Jesus, Witnessing
Summary: This talk is about Jesus’ encounter with a Samaritan women. Sometimes this story is referred to as ‘The Woman at the Well.” Explore simple ways to share your faith.
Companion Reading: Desire of Ages (Chapter 19) “At Jacob’s Well”