Day 11
by Jon Welch on January 16th, 2023
Jesus’ display of passion in the temple during the Passover must have raised many eyebrows, but Jesus was then launched onto the stage of popularity in His day. The Bible says, “when he arrived in Galilee, the Galileans welcomed him. They had seen all that he had done in Jerusalem at the Passover Feast, for they also had been there”. (John 4:45) But before that, Jesus had a meeting with a man name...  Read More
Day 10
by Jon Welch on January 13th, 2023
Jesus sleeves the wedding ceremony and heads up to Jerusalem with His disciples and family for the feast of the Passover. This seven-day Jewish feast has its roots in God’s deliverance of His people from Egypt under the Leadership of Moses. Jesus entered the feast and becomes very, very impassioned. What gets Jesus’ blood pressure soaring? As you read this story, ask yourself if you are passionate...  Read More
Day 9
by Jon Welch on January 12th, 2023
After you have challenged your family and friends to come and check out Jesus, you must begin to explain to them what the Bible says about Him. You must tell them who He is. There is a lot that the Bible says about who Jesus is, so where do you begin? We learned yesterday that Jesus began where the people were, where they would best understand, and he used the Bible- the Word of God. Let’s see whe...  Read More
Day 8
by Jon Welch on January 11th, 2023
After more than forty days in the wilderness, Jesus comes through the time of temptation and marks on a mission to start making disciples. He begins by calling people to “come and see”, to come and investigate the facts of who He is. He then opens their eyes to the truth that He is the promised Messiah they have been waiting for. As they believe, He  changes His message to “Follow Me”. Two calls- ...  Read More
Day 7
by Jon Welch on January 10th, 2023
God the Father opens the heavens and speaks to Jesus, telling him that He loves Him, claiming Him as His own, and telling Him that He is pleased with him. What a moment in Jesus’s life! Immediately following this event, the Bible says that the Spirit of God led Jesus into the wilderness. Why? What For? What would be waiting for Jesus in the wilderness? Let's have a look!Luke 4:1-13, Matthew 4:1-11...  Read More
Day 6
by Jon Welch on January 9th, 2023
 Luke 3:21-2321 One day when the crowds were being baptized, Jesus himself was baptized. As he was praying, the heavens opened, 22 and the Holy Spirit, in bodily form, descended on him like a dove. And a voice from heaven said, “You are my dearly loved Son, and you bring me great joy.[a]” 23 Jesus was about thirty years old when he began his public ministry. Jesus was known as the son of Joseph. J...  Read More
Intro to days 6-15
by Jon Welch on January 8th, 2023
The Father spent the first thirty years of Jesus’ life preparing Him to be the model leader and the shepherd of His people. Thirty years of living as a human being– tempted, suffering, experiencing the life growing up in a dry land that was under occupation by a strong Roman force. Jesus was prepared by the Father to emerge as the leader of leaders. There has never been, nor will there ever be a l...  Read More
Day 5
by Jon Welch on January 6th, 2023
If you had any doubt that Jesus suffered for you throughout his entire life, todays might set you straight.  Today we will look into Jesus’ relationship with His brothers and His community. The picture is a sad one. It shows what life was like for Jesus on a daily basis.Read Matthew 13:55, Mark 6:3, Psalm 69:7-12Many believe that Psalm 69:7-12 speak of Christ ‘s growing up years. If this is true, ...  Read More
Day 4
by Jon Welch on January 5th, 2023
Today we will be leaving the gospels and looking at an Old Testament passage. It’s a Messianic passage, which is a section of scripture in the Old Testament, where God shines a light on the coming Messiah, giving people a view of what is to come. This will happen a few times throughout this study because, really, the entire Bible is about Jesus.In Isaiah, we get a great description of the Messiah ...  Read More
Day 3
by Jon Welch on January 4th, 2023
Yesterday we left the story where the wise men had brought the young child, Jesus, and his family some gifts. During the night Joseph had a dream where an angel warned him to flee to Egypt because of the threat of death from the King. We don't know how long Jesus and his family were in Egypt. We know that Jesus was born between 6 B.C. and 4 B.C, and that Herod the Great died in 4 B.C. So Jesus and...  Read More
Day 2
by Jon Welch on January 3rd, 2023
Read Matthew 2:1-20Joseph and Mary took the baby Jesus and went to look for a place to settle down in the hills of Bethlehem. Remember that this is where their family is from because that is where they had returned for the worldwide census, issued by Caesar Augustus. We know they remained there for a while because when the wise men came, they found the Child and not the baby, in a house, not a sta...  Read More
Day 1
by Jon Welch on January 2nd, 2023
Each day we’ll be looking deep into the life of the God/Man, Jesus. We will be walking through the 33 years of the earthly life of our Lord. Start your time today by asking God to open your understanding like He did for his first disciples: “ When he opened their minds so they could understand the scriptures.” Luke 24:45Read the following passages and jot down your questions and observations:Luke ...  Read More
by Jon Welch on January 2nd, 2023
Our study will being with the Birth of Jesus and go all the way to His death, resurrection and ascension. In this first phase of the movement, we will be looking at how the Father prepared for His Son to be the the greatest leader that has ever lived on Earth.As we open the pages of the New Testament, we see that the people were waiting for the Messiah, a deliverer to free them from the strong han...  Read More
Tips before we begin
by Jon Welch on December 29th, 2022
A BiblePenPaper/notebook- You'll want to write out your answers to different questions- and be able to look back! The App- or Blog siteA schedule- MOST IMPORTANT TOOL! Fasting is removing something from your day to day in order to lean into God.A few Examples:Fast Monday from breakfast and lunch and break the fast for dinner. During the times you'd normally eat, spend that time in prayer and readi...  Read More
Getting Started
by Jon Welch on December 26th, 2022
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Life of Jesus
by Courtney Vaughn on December 6th, 2022
LIFE OF JESUS is a 50 day study that chronologically covers the life and work of Jesus Christ. His ministry. The miracles. The Disciple making. Join us January 2nd as we walk through the Life of Jesus. Find daily blog posts here on our site, or through the Leesburg app. ...  Read More