I'm writing this post in response to a comment by blogger christenfindenruhe to my post on John the Baptist. To give a quick summary the post analyzed the answers that Jesus addressed to the crowds about the questions they had about the authenticity of John the Baptist's ministry and his credibility as a prophet. Jesus … Continue reading We All Have Doubts
The title of this post is a paraphrase of the question that is posited by Jesus Christ to those around him after John the Baptist (who is in prison at this time) sends his disciples to Jesus to try to determine whether or not Jesus is the Messiah that John had prophesied about (Matthew 11:2-3). … Continue reading What Did you Come Here to See?
I continue my study of the epistles with Paul (and Timothy)'s letter to the Colossians. This letter discusses aspects of the nature of Christ and warns against false doctrines, amongst other things. Notes on the Book of Colossians To please the Lord we must have the full knowledge of his will, which is a spiritual … Continue reading Notes on the Book of Colossians
This is a pretty diverse epistle in terms of content, containing discussion of Paul's imprisonment and varied advice on the conduct of a Christian. Notes on the Book of Philippians "I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ." … Continue reading Notes on the Book of Philippians
Please find the second part of my notes on Ephesians below. Notes on the Book of Ephesians - Chapters 4-6 We should be humble, gentle and patient, bearing with our brothers in love to maintain unity in the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 4:2-3). The "Unity" Proclamation: "There is one body and one Spirit...one Lord, one faith, … Continue reading Notes on the Book of Ephesians – Part 2 – Chapters 4-6
To paraphrase from Paul's epistle, to the Saints who are reading this blog post, "Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ." (Ephesians 1:2 English Standard Version). This epistle covers a variety of topics including regeneration, church relations and social relations. I have broken this up into two parts … Continue reading Notes on the Book of Ephesians – Part 1 – Chapters 1-3
I here present notes from my study of the Book of Galatians, in which Paul writes to encourage the Galatians not to abandon the gospel that has been preached to them for heresies such as the keeping of the law. Notes on the Book of Galatians I think we, like the Galatians, can expect to … Continue reading Notes on the Book of Galatians