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.
Jesus died, was buried and become the firstborn from the dead [Col 1:18], claiming all authority over heaven and earth [Mat 28:18]. As believers, members of this new race of Jesus, we are co-heirs with Christ [Rom 6:16-18].
Through the first Adam, or Man, the human race was separated from the God. “Of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die” [Gen 2:17, ESV]. They ate. The death they suffered that day wasn’t physical death – it was Read more
Adam and Eve exercised their human will in the Garden, eating the forbidden fruit and separating mankind from God. In another garden, Jesus was faced with a similar temptation; trust and obey the will of the father or chose to act on His own will. By submitting to God’s will, Jesus made it possible for Read more