What Shall I Do With Jesus?: Judas

The second person we will study in our series is Judas. He will always be remembered as the one wanted to sell Jesus. Matthew 26:14-16 says, “Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests, And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? […]

Faces Surrounding Calvary: Judas

“But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.” […]

Men Who Shouldn’t Preach

The Word of God has a lot to say about preachers and preaching, particularly in 1-2 Timothy and Titus. Their qualifications are very important. Men who preach the gospel should be fearless Christians in the fullest sense of the word. But the Word of God also points out that there are some men who shouldn’t […]

“Whom God Raised Up”

These were Peter’s words which showed the futility of the wicked deeds the nation of Israel had committed against Jesus. Although he was a man whom God had shown He approved of to the nation through the signs He gave Him to work, they had, by wicked hands, crucified and slain Him (Acts 2:23).  His […]

Jewish Feasts and Festivals #3

In the last post we examined the new moon observance and several yearly festivals, including the Passover, Pentecost, the Feast of Trumpets and the Day of Atonement. This final post will consider the last three yearly festivals in the Jewish culture. Feast of Tabernacles/Feast of Booths/Feast of Ingathering/Sukkoth The feast of Booths or Tabernacles was […]

The Golden Text of the Bible: The Greatest Need Is the World

John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” The word “world” is used three ways in the Bible. It is used to represent God’s creation (John 1:10), the human race (Acts 17:31), and ungodly humanity […]

Can We Change Sin? #3

What if We Look at the Opinion of the Majority? In the previous post, we began exploring ways in which people now want to change sin. This we will consider the opinion of the majority. Look at how many people accept premarital sex, but that still does not make it right! Paul said, “Flee fornication. […]

Faces Surrounding Calvary: Malchus

Unless you look carefully in your Bible, you will probably never notice Malchus. He is not a significant individual within the pages of scripture, but it is worth our while to spend some time considering him as one of the faces surrounding Calvary. And even if you do find him, you are likely to pass […]

The Names of Christians: “Athlete”

In addition to military metaphors in 2 Timothy 2, Paul is also fond of athletic metaphors (2 Timothy 2:5). The Christian must be spiritually a good athlete. Paul said in 1 Timothy 6:12, “Fight the good fight of faith.” The goal of an athlete is to be “crowned” (cp. Hebrews 2:7, 9), the wreath given […]

The Mission of the Church: The Eternal Purpose of God

The manifestation of God’s wisdom which had remained a mystery from eternity is now made known in the preaching of the gospel of Christ and in the existence of the church (Ephesians 3:8-10). Such was the purpose and plan of God from eternity (Ephesians 3:11). The church was God’s plan from before the foundation of […]