While we prefer to believe that we have mastered skills and knowledge, we often come across evidence that there is more to understand and explore. This is true about most things in life, but maybe even more true in the big (and tiny) cosmic things of our universe like God and quarks.
Matthew goes to great length to repeatedly highlight prophecies fulfilled in his gospel account of the birth and life of Jesus. Certainly it is impressive to see words spoken hundreds or thousands of years prior prove true in Jesus. Prophecy fulfilled should impress us and drive us to worship the all-knowing and all-powerful God. But Read more
Mark, in the first chapter of his Gospel, briefly describes an event in Jesus life in which He was compelled into the wilderness to be tempted by Satan. Is it possible that Mark, in just a few words, is actually describing the spiritual realm here on earth, inhabited by workers of both Satan and God? Read more
“The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel” [Mark 1:15]. These are the words that Mark records from Jesus as He begins His public ministry. We tend to rush right over them in our hurry to get to the “meat of the Gospel.” This short Read more
Luke collects eye-witness account and reports back to a man named Theophilus with a detailed, chronological account of the birth of Jesus. This account gives human details the other gospel writers omit. We get a glimpse into the thoughts, feelings, actions and reactions of those who were there in what is likely the most beloved Read more
Each of the Gospel writers introduces us to Jesus in a unique way. In Mark, like John, we don’t meet Mary & Joseph; there are no babies, mangers, or singing angels. Instead, Mark focuses on John the Baptist’s ministry culminating in the moment Jesus himself comes to the Jordan. Jesus’ public ministry starts with a Read more
Each of the Gospel writers introduces us to Jesus in a unique way. In John, we don’t meet Mary & Joseph; there’s no babies, mangers, or singing angels. Instead, John focuses on Jesus’ eternal deity as the Word. The Word was with God and was God in the beginning, speaking creation into being.
The Temple of God was the physical location where God dwelt among His people. When Jesus died, the veil of the inner sanctum was torn wide open. God’s presence left the temple, and because Jesus followed the will of God the Father, His followers are individually reconciled to God. God now dwells in each follower Read more