2016 – Top 10 Posts

Thank you, everyone, for a wonderful year.  Interestingly, the top three links were associated with my denomination. 10. Worshipping Christ at Christmas 9. Colossians 1:9-22, Part 2, Bible study 8. Fishing Family 7. Colossians 1:1-6, Bible study 6. A burden for change. 5. Holding on for change. 4. Church Health 3.  A pre-history of the Christian Baptist 2. What is Christian Baptist? 1. Cardinal Principles of the Christian Baptist Continue reading 2016 – Top 10 Posts

Jesus: Lord

One of the strongest statements about Jesus was given by one of the disciple’s known for his doubt. John 20:28 And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God. Thomas doubted the other disciples and the women who testified of Jesus’ resurrection.  After a personal visitation by Christ, Thomas emphasized his allegiance to Christ by calling Him Lord.  Lord, in the Greek, kýrios … Continue reading Jesus: Lord

Jesus: Son of Man

One of the titles that Jesus applied to Himself is “Son of Man.”  It is found in the Old Testament and New Testament.  It signifies the humanity that Christ added to deity through the incarnation.  The Gospel writer, Luke, emphasizes this title.  This association with Christ is not by coincidence with Luke being a doctor and his book sharing the greatest details of Jesus’ birth and … Continue reading Jesus: Son of Man

Jesus: Son of God

If you were to ask someone who Jesus is, you would probably hear someone say that He is the “Son of God.”  What does this mean?  Especially, in light of Scripture that tells us that we are the children, sons, or daughters of God (Matthew 5:9; John 1:12; Romans 8:14-19; Galatians 3:26; 1 John 3:1).  Is the Sonship of Jesus different than our sonship and … Continue reading Jesus: Son of God

Jesus: The Word

Jesus said the Pharisees, “Before Abraham was, I am” (John 8:58).  Scripture makes clear that Jesus existed before creation.  Scripture is also clear that Jesus was not a part of creation but the cause of it.  John beautifully describes the pre-incarnate nature of Jesus: John 1:1-3 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was … Continue reading Jesus: The Word

Jesus: The Christ

After writing my previous post (Jesus: Name above all Names), I received an e-mail asking what is the meaning of Christ and whether it was Jesus’ last name.  I gave them a little bit of the sense and told them that the name, “Christ,” was my next post in the series. Matthew 16:16 “And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of … Continue reading Jesus: The Christ

Jesus: Name Above All Names

Jesus is the central theme of Holy Scriptures.  We find the likeness of Him in every book of the Bible.  The Old Testament foretells of His first advent.  The New Testament testifies of His life incarnate, His continuing work and second coming.  Without Christ, we do not have hope.  In the days to come, I am writing a series of post about the different title’s that Scripture … Continue reading Jesus: Name Above All Names