“There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: 2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. 3 Jesus answered… Continue reading What Does It Mean to be Born Again?
AN EXPOSITION OF MATTHEW 8:14-15 14 And when Jesus was come into Peter’s house, he saw his wife’s mother laid, and sick of a fever. There are many jokes made about the mother-in-law. Some of the attempted humor can be very cruel. Most negative comments are not warranted. Peter’s mother-in-law is presented in… Continue reading A Good Moment for A Mother in Law
“There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”— Proverbs 14:12 “And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away.” –Revelation 21:1 It is often difficult to have an intelligent, and reasonable conversation,… Continue reading Hope for a Better Tomorrow
In his lecture on Plato, Aristotle, and Stoicism, Ryan M. Reeves (PhD Cambridge), Assistant Professor of Historical Theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, provides an excellent general overview of the contribution and influence of Zeno, the Father of Stoicism, Plato, and Aristotle, on western society. As I made my way through his material on Plato and… Continue reading Did Moses Influence the Greek Philosophers?
A Vital Faith on Display AN EXPOSITION OF JAMES 2:14-17 14 What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? Can faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, 16 And one of… Continue reading What It Means to be a Good Christian
The Cleansing of the Leper AN EXPOSITION OF MATTHEW 8:1-4 1 When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him. Having completed the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus returned to normal acts of ministry, including that of healing. The miracle of healing the leper did not take place immediately after… Continue reading Being Touched by Jesus
AN EXPOSITION OF 1 Peter 1:6-9 6 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations [testings]: By speaking of the heaviness of the believers, due to their various trials, the apostle acknowledges the emotional side of the human heart. Emotional distress is… Continue reading When Faith is Tested