Jesus, Why Did You Come? Luke 2:1-20 The year was 1809. The international scene was tumultuous. Napoleon was sweeping through Austria; blood was flowing freely. Nobody then cared about babies but the world was overlooking some terribly significant births. For example, William Gladstone was born that year. He was destined to become one of England's… Continue reading Jesus, Why Did You Come?
The controversy over original sin, and free will, emerged in the early church because of a man named Pelagius (c. AD 360 -418). Pelagius opposed the doctrine of predestination advocated by Augustine of Hippo, and asserted the freedom of the will. A church council was called in AD 418 in Carthage to settle the dispute.… Continue reading Born to Sin
Normally, there are seven “I Am” passages that are listed. But there should be eight. I Am the Bread of Life. “And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst” (John 6:35). I Am the Light… Continue reading The Eighth “I Am”
“Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.”— 1 Corinthians 13:1 The Bible has much to say about love. Over and over the word love is used from Genesis to Revelation as if God were trying to say… Continue reading The Language of Love
The term “flesh” is used in the Bible to refer to the physical bodies of humans or animals. From inside the flesh of Adam, God took a rib, with which he created Eve. Then, the Lord closed up the flesh. “And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam and he slept:… Continue reading The Christian’s Warfare with the Flesh