Tag Archives: repentance

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 […]

Robbing God Of His Glory In Salvation

But to all who did receive Him, who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. [John 1:12-13]. Some common terms we use in the Christian community are […]

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

Romans 1:18-32 – God’s Wrath on Those Who Suppress Truth For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, […]

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

Romans 1:8-17 – The Gospel is the Power of God First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is proclaimed in all the world. For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of His Son, that without ceasing I mention you always […]

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

John 1:19-34 – The Faithful Witness of John the Baptist And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?” He confessed, and did not deny, but confessed, “I am not the Christ.” And they asked him, “What then? Are you Elijah?” He […]

John 1:9-18 – The Light Has Come Into the World

John 1:9-18 – The Light Has Come Into the World The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, yet the world did not know Him. He came to His own, and His own people did not receive Him. […]