Acts 8:35 Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus. Preached unto him Jesus: First-century Jews did not speak much about a suffering Messiah. The Jewish people, facing the yoke of Roman rule, believed that the Messiah would come as the Lion of Judah, a delivering king,… Continue reading Make Me A Witness
A message by one of my brothers in the faith, Demetrius. John 1:6-13 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. (7) This man came for a (a) witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might (b) believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear… Continue reading John’s Witness: The True Light
I Timothy 1:15-16 15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. 16 Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should… Continue reading Share Your Faith Story: Why Jesus Came
One of my favorite Christian movies is entitled “The Encounter.” In this movie five people, each dealing with their own personal issues, find themselves at a diner, which is run by none other than Jesus Christ, Himself. Jesus offers each person His assistance in confronting and overcoming the struggles they face, however, just as it… Continue reading An Encounter With Jesus
In the area you live and surrounding areas, you will see posters and signs promoting Red Cross Blood Drives. If you take part in this promotion, you might say something like this. You say, I gave my blood. I say to you, “Christ” gave His.” You say, I gave a “Pint.” I say to you,… Continue reading The Blood of the Lamb Jesus Christ
Isaiah 50:7 For the Lord God will help me; therefore I will not be disgraced; therefore I have set My face like a flint, and I know that I will not be ashamed. The Lord is the Servant’s only source of help. The phrase “not to be disgraced” means to be honored. “Like a flint”… Continue reading Served By The Servant: Are You Being A Servant?
A stable? What a place to give birth to the Messiah! The smells and sounds of a barnyard were our Savior’s first human experience. Like other babies, He may have cried at the sounds of the animals and the strangers parading around His temporary crib. If so, they would have been the first of many… Continue reading The Smells Of The Stable
John 11:43-44 Now when He he had said these things, He cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus come forth!” (44) and He who had died come out bound hand and foot with grave clothes, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Loose Him, and let him go.” Cried: This loud… Continue reading How Should We Mourn And Rejoice?
Romans 5:6-11 6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. 8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners,… Continue reading It Wasn’t the Nails That Held Him To The Cross
I Corinthians 15:4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: The resurrection verifies the fact that Christ’s death paid the full price for sin. The Greek term translated rose here in the perfect tense, emphasizing the ongoing effects of this historical event. Christ is a… Continue reading At Just The Right Time