Bible Lesson Poetry
Water Into Wine
Let me tell you about a friend of mine
who is able to turn water into wine,
and this miraculous testimony
took place at a wedding ceremony
When the wine at the feast was through
Jesus' mother asked Him what He could do.
Then she told the servants to listen to what He had to say
and whatever Jesus told them, they were to obey.
Jesus let His wishes be known,
put water in six waterpots made of stone.
The servants did what was asked of them
and filled the pots with water up to the brim.
Some of the new wine was taken to the host
and when he had tasted it he had to boast.
This is the beginning of miracles for Jesus of Galilee,
performed to demonstrate to us His great glory.
Now you can choose to believe it or not
but we can be looked at as being God's pots,
battered and worn vessels of clay
that can be used to get God's miracles underway.
What you might think to be even more odd
is that our water is the word of God,
where we too can be filled to the brim
with the gracious love that comes from Him.
But God's love is not ours to keep,
we are to share it with others that we meet
and our witness over the course of time
will lead others to Christ and become the wine.
Hearts And Soils
Behold, there went out a sower to sow
so that the seeds he scattered might grow.
Now some of the seeds fell by the wayside
where fowls of the air devoured what they spied.
And some of the seeds fell on stony ground
where not much earth could be found.
Immediately these seeds began to grow
but their weakness was soon to show.
When the sun came out it scorched the plant by day
and since it had no root it quickly withered away.
And some seeds fell on ground where the thorns also grew
which choked the plant so that no fruit could get through.
Other seeds fell on good ground and began to grow there.
When the plant sprang up it brought forth fruit to bare.
The seed the sower is sowing is God's holy word
and the different types of soil is how His message can be heard.
They that fall by the wayside are those with a ‘hard heart'
where Satan steals the word before it has a chance to start.
And they that are sown on stony ground when they first hear
will immediately receive the word and be filled with cheer.
But when affliction arises the word will soon depart
because it cannot endure in someone who has a ‘shallow heart'.
This type of person will let their life be ruled by emotion
and are ready to forsake the word at the first sign of commotion.
They that are sown among the thorns will let the word begin to grow,
but the cares of the world will let their ‘half heartiness' show.
Deceitfulness and lust will eventually choke the word
and as a result of the choking no fruit will have occurred.
And they that are sown on good ground will receive the seed
and will bring forth fruit according to the type of life that they lead.
For the fruit that they bear will serve as to record
how they spent their life in the service of the Lord.
Something that must be completely understood,
the difference is in our hearts, for all of God's seed is good.
So how will we greet the word of God when it first enters our soul?
Will we receive it with a heart that is ‘hard, shallow, half or whole'?
Just as the blind man was led out of town
so that Jesus could show him kindness,
we too should be willing to follow Christ
for all are born into spiritual blindness.
After spitting on the eyes of the blind man
Jesus touched him and asked if he could see.
The man looked upon the world with blurry vision
and said I see men walking as trees.
This is how it is for each of us
when we first bathe in spiritual light.
We are not able to clearly see God's vision
yet we are still able to have sight.
Jesus put His hands on the man's eyes again
and this time the man's sight was fully restored.
Thus our spiritual growth is also gradual,
the more we learn, the better we can serve the Lord.
The Good Samaritan
A certain man went from Jerusalem to Jericho one day
and fell among thieves along the way.
They wounded and stripped the man of everything he had
and left him there half dead because they were bad.
What the thieves were showing by committing this crime
is they could take what they wanted because ‘what's yours is mine'.
A priest came by and a Levite too
and both of them saw the man,
but each passed by on the other side
so as not to reach out a hand.
What they were demonstrating by not being kind
is what's yours is yours,but ‘what's mine is mine'.
A Samaritan out on a journey came passing by
and felt a compassion for the man he could not deny.
The Samaritan bound the man's wounds, pouring in oil and wine,
then took him to an inn on his beast so that the man could recline.
What the Samaritan showed us with his kindness galore
is you're welcome to what I have because ‘what's mine is yours'.
Now the Samaritan has come to be known as good
because he took the time out to do what he could.
Turn The Other Cheek
Matthew 5:39-40 & Luke 6:29
If I am to obey the words the Lord had to speak
Then when smitten I am to turn the other cheek.
And if someone were to take my cloak
Then I am suppose to also offer my coat.
But what is it that I am suppose to do
after this world beats me black and blue?
And if I offer all I have to give
Then how am I suppose to live?
Won't the world perceive me as weak
If I follow the words that You speak?
So why should I be willing to listen to You?
Is there any proof that Your words are true?
When You were arrested and tried in disgrace
You held Your peace after being struck in the face.
In fact You were beaten so black and blue
That it was impossible to recognize You.
But Your living example would not end there.
You continued to teach us how to deal with despair.
While You shed Your blood to pay for the sins of the lost
Soldiers cast lots for Your clothes at the foot of the cross.
By Your example You have shown us the way
How we are to react when wronged each day.
For You did not teach do as I say and not as I do.
You have provided the strength that will bring us through.
Tabitha was a disciple in Joppa whose works were good
And she used her talents for the Lord doing what she could.
It came to pass that Tabitha got sick and died
And her body was taken to a chamber where it lied.
Now the town of Lydda was not that far away
And the disciples had heard that Peter had come that way,
So they sent two men from Joppa to go to him
To ask Peter if he would hurry and come to them.
Peter arose and went with the two men without delay
And when he arrived he went to where Tabitha's body lay.
All the grieving widows stood by Peter and cried
Showing him the garments Tabitha had made before she died.
Peter prayed to the Lord after getting down on his knees.
When Tabitha opened her eyes Peter's face is what she'd see.
As she sat up Peter reached out and gave her his hand
Then helped lift her up so that she could stand.
Tabitha could not heal the sick nor see that the multitude was fed
Yet her contributions to God was worthy enough to be raised from the dead.
Some may look at Tabitha and a seamstress is all they can see
But all of the Lord's work is important no matter what it may be.
There was a rich publican whose name was Zacchaeus.
He had a stirring in his heart and sought to see Jesus.
How could he get close enough to see Jesus as He passes
‘cause Zacchaeus was a little man and couldn't press through the masses.
Now when the Lord passed by what did He see,
ol' Zacchaeus up in a sycomore tree.
The Lord told Zacchaeus to hurry on down here,
for the Son of man had come to bring him good cheer.
Zacchaeus dropped out of the tree as fast as he could,
for even though his heart was heavy he knew that the Lord understood.
Jesus was a guest at Zacchaeus' house that day.
It didn't matter at all what the crowd had to say.
Zacchaeus told the Lord he was turning over a new leaf
and he would make it up to those to whom he had brought grief.
Yes the Lord stopped to see Zacchaeus on His way to the cross,
"for the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which is lost".
Eunice the Jewess
Acts 16:1-2, II Timothy 1:5 and 3:14-15
Eunice the Jewess was a Messianic Jew
for she knew the messiahship of Jesus Christ to be true.
Her mother was also a believer who had come to know Christ first
and would show her daughter how the Lord could quench her thirst.
Now Eunice the Jewess would become a mother of her own someday
and as a Godly mother she would show her son Timothy the way
by teaching him the scriptures at an early age in life
and that there is salvation through faith in Jesus Christ.
Eunice the Jewess had married a Greek
and faith in Christ her husband did not seek,
but holding on to her faith would have its own reward
for her son Timothy would come to serve the Lord.
When one parent is a believer and the other is not
the teaching of God's word should not be forgot.
The believing parent should pray for their spouse
while keeping the word of God alive in the house.
Each individual must be born again to inherit eternal life
and receive salvation through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ,
so if the parent is not the person the child needs them to be
then how is the child suppose to learn about God's mercy.
Matthew 16:6 & Mark 8:15
Take heed and beware of the leaven of the ‘Sadducees'
For they shall try to corrupt you by what they deny.
The Sadducees do not believe in the supernatural
Nor do they believe in the resurrection after we die.
Take heed and beware of the leaven of the ‘Pharisees'
For the shall try to corrupt you by their traditions.
The Pharisees do not believe that you have to be born again
But that the performance of rituals is the only condition.
Take heed and beware of the leaven of the ‘Herodians'
For they shall try to corrupt you by what they desire.
The Herodians live their lives without thought for others
And are only interested in what they can acquire.
Take heed and beware of the influence of evil
For evil is represented by Spiritual Leaven
Jesus is making us aware of these warnings
So that we may someday join Him in heaven.
So be careful what you believe because God created heaven and earth
And He sent His only begotten Son through the virgin birth.
Whosoever believes in Him shall be born again
And will inherit eternal life in a world without sin.
The Cross Awaits
Mark 10:32-34, 9:30-32 and 8:31-33
They were going up to Jerusalem with Jesus leading the way.
The disciples were amazed with Jesus, yet as they followed they were afraid.
For Jesus to go to Jerusalem was not what the disciples thought best.
Why Jesus kept pushing forward they could only venture a guess.
Though Jesus had tried to teach them the disciples were still not aware
of what would be waiting for Jesus upon His triumphant arrival there.
‘Rejection' awaits Jesus from the chief priests and the scribes.
Though they would seek to have Him killed, Jesus would not run and hide.
'Betrayal' awaits Jesus from one whom Jesus trusted as friend,
but this person would conspire to have Jesus delivered into the hands of men.
'Pain and suffering' awaits Jesus. He will be mocked, spit upon and killed,
but all these things must come to pass so that prophesy may be fulfilled.
Jesus walked on ahead left alone with His thoughts.
Though the disciples did not understand, Jesus knew He would die on the cross.