Tag Archives: Jesus Christ

The Christmas Message As Told In Galatians

One would not think to look to the Book of Galatians for the story of Christmas. Nonetheless, Galatians 4:4-5 is a wonderful Christmas story. It is the story of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In this story, from these two verses, there are FIVE things we need to learn and understand.

The Violent Take The Gospel By Force

From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and the violent take it by force. [Mat 11:12]. Some take this clause to mean violence against the kingdom of God. They get this from the word “suffered,” which can mean experiencing oppression, but it can also mean to […]

John 2:23-3:3 Professing Faith Is Not Being Born Again

Now when He was in Jerusalem at the Passover Feast, many believed in His name when they saw the signs that He was doing. But Jesus on His part did not entrust Himself to them, because He knew all people and needed no one to bear witness about man, for He Himself knew what was […]

The Eternal Covenant – A Savior For Mankind

We say “Merry Christmas” and images of a baby in a manger come to our minds. We talk about a child who came to be born to save sinners. At Christmas time we celebrate a baby in a manger – and all is well with the world. But are we looking at the right picture? […]

Romans 1:18-32 – God’s Wrath on Those Who Suppress Truth

THE WRATH OF GOD IS REVEALED FROM HEAVEN The text before us is foundational to our understanding of God’s revelation of the gospel. Notice the abrupt change in the tone of the epistle . . . Paul has just introduced us to the revelation of the righteousness of God, but no sooner does he mention […]

Romans 1:8-17 – The Gospel is the Power of God

YOUR FAITH IS PROCLAIMED IN ALL THE WORLD After the Apostle Paul’s introduction, the first thing he wanted to tell them was he was thankful to God for them. “First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you.” [v8 ESV]. So there was a purpose in corresponding with the church at Rome. […]

Romans 1:1-7 – The Apostle Paul’s Greeting to the Romans

GOD’S CALLING UPON PAUL The Apostle Paul was a servant of the Lord Jesus Christ. It was not by his choosing but by God’s calling. He was a persecutor of the church and traveled to cities far and wide to persecute, arrest and murder those who claimed to follow Christ. While he was on the […]

A Sidenote on the Crucifixion of Christ

In the nineteenth chapter of the Gospel of John, Pilate asked the Jews whether he should crucify their king. The Jewish leaders, who, in chapter eight (Joh 8:33), denied their enslavement to Rome, now proclaimed, “We have no king but Caesar!” [v15]. In the account of Matthew, Pilate washed his hands of this innocent man’s […]

Examine Ourselves – Are We In the Faith

In the Gospel of John, Jesus described Himself as the true vine. “I am the true vine and my Father is the vinedresser.” [Joh 15:1 ESV]. Professing Christians are the branches in the vine. I say “professing Christian” because not all who profess Christ are saved and, in verse six, Jesus said some of these […]

John 1:19-34 – The Faithful Witness of John the Baptist

THE INTERVIEW OF JOHN THE BAPTIST John the Baptist said, “He who comes after me ranks before me because He was before me.” Christ was before John the Baptist, in that, He was before all time. However, as to birth in the flesh, John the Baptist was six months older than Christ. When John said, […]