Why Was Jesus Baptized?

Why Was Jesus Baptized?

In Matthew 3:13-17, Jesus’ baptism is both explained and takes place. In v. 14, John says that he needs to be baptized by Jesus instead of the other way around. “Righteousness” is used as the righteousness of life through obedience to divine will. Jesus acknowledges...
Satan’s Subversion of the Great Commission

Satan’s Subversion of the Great Commission

A big portion of the work the New Testament sanctions for Christians was stated by Jesus in Matthew 28:18-20: “And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the...
Who is a Christian?

Who is a Christian?

With many people the answer is simple: a Christian is one who is honest, has good moral values, and who is compassionate toward those in need. Undeniably, these are qualities that a Christian must possess, but does that define who a Christian is? Take for instance an...
Adam and Jesus

Adam and Jesus

Our Sunday morning Bible class has been studying Romans, and the power of this book is always striking to me. In Romans 1-4, the topic of righteousness through faith in Christ and man’s individual responsibility for his sin and response to Christ has been emphasized...
Are You Ready to be Free?

Are You Ready to be Free?

Most of us know exactly what it is like to be free, and we ought to be thankful to God for this blessing. Physical freedom is good, but have you thought about being free spiritually? Being spiritually free is a far greater blessing than being physically free. Physical...
Millennials are Leaving Religion

Millennials are Leaving Religion

Every congregation that I’ve talked to has the same lamentation: they’re losing young people. And the greatest is that they won’t come back. For a long time, I thought this was simply too pessimistic, but now I’m not so sure. Four in ten millennials (anyone born...

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