Charles Spurgeon asserted, “I take my text and make a beeline to the cross.” “And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he [Jesus] expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.” –Luke 24:27 In Genesis, Jesus is the Creator of the World. In Exodus, He is the divine Deliverer. In Leviticus,… Continue reading Seeing Jesus in All the Scriptures
“There is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.” –Proverbs 18:24 Question: “How close are you to Jesus?” Put another ways, “How real is Jesus to you?” It is worth considering. For some, Jesus is real in a historical sense. Individuals believe Jesus lived, and died. People believe He was a good moral teacher,… Continue reading An Empty Chair
“And when they had sung a hymn, they went out into the Mount of Olives.” (Matt. 26:30) It is hard to believe, but not everyone likes good music. I read of a grumpy old gentleman in a crowded restaurant who was compelled to sit, against his will, next to the orchestra. He stared at the… Continue reading The Story of the Song Jesus Sang
In the Bible, hope is the well-grounded expectation of the future. Only the Christian has hope of eternal life. “Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands; 12 That at that time ye were… Continue reading Let there be Hope
“Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk. And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of… Continue reading What Should we Give to God?
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?
“Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin.” (1 Peter 4:1) Suffering for the sake of Christ became a large theme in the life of Peter, and for a very good reason. There… Continue reading I Have Ceased from Sin