This is post 3 of 4 in the series “Apostles' Creed” My series on the Apostles’ Creed must now move on to perhaps what might be regarded as the central section, the section on Christ’s humiliation. This part is gold: who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius … Continue reading "The Apostles’ Creed: I Believe in Jesus Humiliated"
This is post 2 of 4 in the series “Apostles' Creed” Moving on in my series on the Apostles’ Creed, we come to the second article, about the Lord Jesus Christ. I will split the second on Christ into three parts to give every statement its due. The first part: I believe in Jesus Christ, His only … Continue reading "Apostles’ Creed: I Believe in Jesus Christ"
I preached yet again last night, and this is my manuscript. Due to the context, I ended up significantly compressing this sermon. What you’re reading here is much longer than what I actually preached. I thought that, before I begin tonight, I should tell you all a little bit about myself, but not too much, because … Continue reading "Son of David, King of Justice"
The New Testament frequently cites Old Testament prophecy about Jesus. A quick glance, even just through Matthew, shows just how much this was emphasized. Core to the Christian faith is the belief that Jesus fulfills the prophetic word of God in the Old Testament. The ancient Nicene Creed says Jesus “suffered death and was buried, and rose again on … Continue reading "Wait, How Is That Prophecy about Jesus?"
This is post 2 of 3 in the series “Jesus the Apocalypse: Mark Bible Study” To continue my Mark Bible study (which began in this post), I’ll move on to the very first verse: This is the Good News about Jesus Christ, the Son of God. What the Bible Says Let’s not miss the significance of … Continue reading "Jesus the Apocalypse: The Messiah Appears"
This is post 1 of 3 in the series “Jesus the Apocalypse: Mark Bible Study” This is the third and final new series I’m starting now. I thought it would be fun to do a Bible study series on a particular book of the Bible. My recent studies have led me to Mark. The shortest and … Continue reading "Jesus the Apocalypse: A Study on Mark"
What do God’s redemptive plan and the movie Inception have in common? Complex layers within complex layers. If you don’t know Inception, the movie is about dreams, and involves dreams within dreams within dreams. Each dream is very different, but also very connected to the dreams on the higher and lower levels. The dreams are … Continue reading "Jesus the New and True Israel"
Happy Easter, everyone! Today is that marvelous day when we all sing of one reality: He is risen! The Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, rose from the dead on this day around 2000 years ago. As it is written, “God raised Him from the dead.” Today, I do not feel the need to correct … Continue reading "Happy Resurrection Day! (Or, Why Easter Rocks)"