CHAPTER 17 A COSTLY COMMISSION “They took the road south through Amphipolis and Apollonia to Thessalonica, where there was a community of Jews. Paul went to their meeting place, as he usually did when he came to a town and for three Sabbaths running he preached to them from the Scriptures. He opened up the texts so they understood what …Continue reading →

Learning To Be A Son – Chapter One – Sonship God’s Original Design

LEARNING TO BE A SON CHAPTER ONE Sonship – God’s Original Design God’s dream was to create a family, sons and daughters who would resemble Him and be one with Him and who would be His vice-regents to rule over the earth. His plan was that all people would be His children. Even when Adam fell and was driven from …Continue reading →

Bullies Of The Worst Kind!

BULLIES OF THE WORST KIND! The written notice of the charge against Him read, ‘The king of the Jews.’ They crucified two rebels with Him, one on His right and one on His left. Those who passed by hurled insults at Him, shaking their heads and saying, ‘So! You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in …Continue reading →

All Hell Let Loose!

ALL HELL LET LOOSE! Then the high priest stood up before them and asked Jesus, ‘Are you not going to answer? What is this testimony that these men are bringing against you?’ But Jesus remained silent and gave no answer. Again the high priest asked Him, ‘Are you the Messiah, the Son of the Blessed One?’ ‘I am,’ said Jesus, …Continue reading →

A Deafening Silence

A DEAFENING SILENCE While Jesus was teaching in the temple courts, He asked, ‘Why do the teachers of the law say that the Messiah is the son of David? David himself, speaking by the Holy Spirit, said, ‘The Lord said to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand until I put your enemies under your feet.” David himself called Him …Continue reading →

Who Is He?

WHO IS HE? Jesus and His disciples then went on to the villages around Caesarea Philippi. On the way He asked them, ‘Who do people say I am?’ They replied, ‘Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.’ ‘But what about you?’ He asked. ‘Who do you say I am?’ Peter answered, ‘You …Continue reading →

Herald Of His Coming

HERALD OF HIS COMING The beginning of the good news about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God. As it is written in Isaiah the prophet: “I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way” – “a voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for Him.’” And …Continue reading →

Argue Or Acknowledge

ARGUE OR ACKNOWLEDGE  “The crowd spoke up, ‘We have heard from the Law that the Messiah will remain forever, so how can you say, “The Son of Man must be lifted up”?  Who is this “Son of Man”?’ Then Jesus told them, ‘You are going to have the light a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, before …Continue reading →

Assuming Is Dangerous!

ASSUMING IS DANGEROUS! “On hearing His words, some of the people said, ‘Surely this man is the Prophet.’ Others said, ‘He is the Messiah.’ Still others asked, ‘How can the Messiah come from Galilee? Does not the Scripture say that the Messiah will come from David’s descendants and from Bethlehem, the town where David lived?’ Thus the people were divided …Continue reading →

They Shut The Door

THEY SHUT THE DOOR! “At this point some of the people of Jerusalem began to ask, ‘Isn’t this the man they are trying to kill? Here He is, speaking publicly, and they are not saying a word to Him. Have the authorities really concluded that He is the Messiah?’” John 7:25, 26 (NIV). No, they have not! They still intended …Continue reading →