Whose Sons & Daughters Are You?
The Setting (37) Jesus’ public ministry was marked by increasing levels of conflict and opposition from the religious leaders of his day, the Pharisees. It was ultimately this conflict which God used to bring to pass his plan eternal plan for Christ—that he would suffer a violent death as the penalty for sin and become…Read More
The Attack Continues…
The Pharisees therefore said to Him, “You bear witness of Yourself; Your witness is not true.” Why does John keep talking about the opposition to Christ? By the time you get to Chapter 8 this continued attacks on Jesus seems monotonous until you realize what the Pharisees are doing. When a guilty party (Pharisees) wants…Read More
Your Greatest Threat – It May Not Be What You Think!
Do you battle with pride like I do? I bet you do (even if you are too proud right now to admit it! 🙂 Someone has said that they view pride is the source of all other sins… I think they are right. How about joining me in a little self-evaluation. Consider the following: Pride…Read More
Up until now we have had people who have responded positively to Christ and His work with little push back. Consider the flow of what we have seen so far from John’s gospel: Jesus reveals Himself as God the Messiah to: John the Baptist (1) Andrew and Peter Philip and Nathanael Jesus then works a…Read More
Religion & The Gospel
The Problem of Sin affects us all. Seeking fulfillment, self-worth, and identity in anything or anyone other than God is sin. Every person is seeking for identity – the sense of being distinct and valuable. God calls us to love Him supremely and to build or identity upon Him. Anything other than this is sin!…Read More
“I’m Not A Christian Because There Are Too Many Hypocrites In The Church”
We all know people who claim to be Christians but when we observe their life it is clear that their talk does not match their walk. If we are honest, all too often we too are hypocritical in some area of our lives. It’s not that we want to be, but we find ourselves struggling…Read More