Category: Christ

Godly Wisdom And Judgement: ‘Choosing Our Battles’

2Ti 2:1  Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.  2Ti 2:2  And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.  2Ti 2:3  Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier ...

Jacob Have I Loved

Text: Romans 9:9-13 It is important to note, by way of context, that Romans 9 through 11 deals with the spiritual condition of unbelieving Israel, who had rejected their Messiah. Now, in the present Dispensation of Grace, these who are Israelites according to the flesh find themselves not part of the “Israel of God”.  This ...

The Life Of The Word Of God And The Death Of The Word Of Man Part 3

1Co 1:25  Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. 1Co 1:26  For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: 1Co 1:27  But God hath chosen the foolish things of ...

Paul’s Autobiography – In His Own Words!

What you’ll be reading below is Paul giving his life story in his own words taken entirely from verses in his epistles or the book of Acts. Every word he speaks is a Bible verse, and any alterations to the text are in [brackets]. This is a rewritten and expanded version of J.C. O’Hair’s attempt ...

The Life Of The Word Of God And The Death Of The Word Of Man Part 2

Rom 1:28  And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; 1Co 2:4  And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of ...

The Life Of The Word Of God And The Death Of The Word Of Man Part 1

Gen 3:5  For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. Gen 3:6  And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to ...

The Godhead

One of my favorites studies this year was on the triune Godhead. I walked away concluding that the whole idea of God as 3-in-1 is really not so hard to comprehend. Yes, I’m serious. They are separate. They are equal, and yet, they also operate as one unit. They are 3 operating as 1. Everything ...

Did Paul Write The Romans Epistle Or Was It Tertius?

Rom 16:19  For your obedience is come abroad unto all men. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil. Rom 16:20  And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ ...

How was Jesus Born?

In our last article, we explored When Jesus was Born. Today, we’re going to look at how Jesus was born. We’re going to explore nothing less than the incarnation of the only begotten Son of God. (I must say, for a fantastic study on the word “Begotten”, be sure to check out Larry Gabbard’s recent ...

The Apostle Paul The Chief Sinner Or our “Chief?”

1Ti 1:11 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.1Ti 1:12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;1Ti 1:13 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I ...

Begotten

When studying Scripture, the accurate definition of its words is critical to understanding their meaning. Also, of prime importance, is the context of any words under consideration. For example, we understand that the word “salvation” does not always refer to being forgiven of one’s sins and thereby justified before God.  In Exodus 14:13, Moses says ...

When was Jesus Born?

[UPDATE: Thanks to the help of the awesome Steve Ross over at Berean Grace Church, we made a correction to the timing of when Gabriel appeared to Mary, which was six months into Elisabeth’s pregnancy, not the sixth month of the Jewish calendar. Thank you, Steve! You’re the best!] When was Jesus Born? The short ...

Marriage And Godliness As One Flesh Part 1

1Co 7:2  Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband. 1Co 7:3  Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband. 1Co 7:4  The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also ...

“And She Shall Be Saved In Childbearing 3:” The “Help Meet”

1Ti 2:9  In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;  1Ti 2:10  But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.  1Ti 2:11  Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.  1Ti 2:12  But I suffer ...

The Simplicity That Is In Christ

This issue of “simplicity” has been a matter that has been employed countless of times.  If you had a nickel for every time one used this issue in a conversation we all would be rich.  I am not saying there isn’t a context for this, for Paul uses it in 2 Corinthians 11:4; however, often ...

The Ultimate Expression

In that horrific scene of Christ hanging on that cross, we find the ultimate expression of both hatred and love, of sin and grace. Christ hanging on that cross was the most vile display of evil, the worst conceivable expression, of man’s hatred against God. However, from God’s perspective, Christ hanging on that cross was ...

“She Shall Be Saved In Childbearing?” Part 1

Gen 2:18  And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. Gen 2:23  And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Gen 2:24  Therefore shall a man ...

“Baptized Into His Death” Part 1

Rom 6:1  What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? Once we hear the gospel of our salvation and believe in Jesus Christ to justify us unto eternal life, we now have a righteous standing in the sight of God, we have now been redeemed, and declared righteous, and ...

What Are “The Wiles Of The Devil?”

Eph 6:10  Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Eph 6:11  Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. Eph 6:12  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers ...

“Your Faith Should Not Stand In The Wisdom Of Men” Part 1

1Co 2:1  And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God. 1Co 2:2  For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. 1Co 2:3  And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and ...