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Delighting in the Lord Ministries exists to encourage women in their pursuit and walk with God. Through Bible studies, Biblical teaching and blog posts, we pray DITL is a resource for women seeking to know Jesus, walk with Jesus and be transformed by the power of His Word.
The one thing I ask of the Lord -
the thing I seek most -
is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
Delighting in the Lord's perfections
and meditating in His temple.
Delighting in the King of Kings: A Study on the Book of Matthew
Jesus! The Messiah. Our King. Immanuel—God With us!The Jewish people had been waiting for their Messiah to come for a very long time. The hope of His arrival burned deep inside of them. They knew the Scriptures promised He would set up a new kingdom in Israel. He would deliver the Jewish people from the oppressive Roman rule and would rebuild the kingdom of Israel to its former glory under King David. The Jewish people had studied the Scriptures for years. The ancient prophets had given them clues of what to look for in the Messiah, the Anointed One of God, to prove His identity.Yet, with all they knew from Scripture, God had been silent with His people for the last 400 years, and life had grown quite difficult for the Jewish people. To make matters worse, an elite religious leadership had risen out of the Jewish people who had been legislating God’s Word through burdensome man-made rules and traditions. Many of the Jewish people had become weary in their waiting. Would He really come to save them? Would they recognize Him? What would His kingdom look like? Despite all they knew from Scripture, many of the Jews failed to recognize Jesus when He came. From the time of His birth in Bethlehem, to his upbringing in Nazareth, and then to Galilee where He began showing God’s power by healing the people—many of His own rejected Him as the Messiah. Who was this man named Jesus who sat with sinners, talked with the Gentiles, and even healed a leper with just a touch of His hand? Above all, who was this Jesus who claimed He could forgive sins; a power reserved for God Himself?The first nine chapters of Matthew will prove Jesus’ identity and authority as God’s Son, our Messiah—the King of Kings. Matthew will give us a front row seat to His entrance into this world, His healing power, and His teachings. From the moment He took His first breath, Satan was out to destroy Him. For Satan knew who He was and what He’d do for all mankind. Do you know Him? He is our Healer, our Redeemer, our Forgiver, and our awaited Savior, the Messiah Jesus! He is the King of Kings for the Jews, the Gentiles, and for you! Join us as we study the first nine chapters of Matthew through this verse-by-verse, nine-week Bible study: Delighting in the King of Kings!
A more detailed and in-depth Bible study with either four or five days of homework. The studies in this series follows the R.E.A.D format of Receive, Experience, Act and Delight. As you read through the given chapter/verses for that day and week, you will answer questions about the text and go to other areas in God's Word looking at similar themes or events. Next you apply the verses in a very personal way by answering questions pertaining to the theme drawn out from that day. You end the day's study with a verse we've chosen that wraps up the day as you delight in God's Truth's and goodness. These studies take about 30 minutes a day to complete. They are verse by verse through different books of the Bible.
If you would like to watch any of the recorded messages from the previous studies, you can do so by clicking the above box. Another web page will open at our church's website. Here you can listen and watch teachings through the books of Matthew, Romans, 1-3 John, Ruth, Jonah/Nahum, and 1 & 2 Samuel, John and Acts.