In the miracle narratives of the Gospels we have a great window into the person and work of Jesus Christ as well as insight into the life of faith. Many of these miracles were intended as fulfillment of specific messianic signs forecast by the prophet Isaiah (61), but more than that, they were (and remain) signs of His amazing grace and unlimited power to redeem the believing from all the effects of our native corruption, not only the physical, but most importantly, the spiritual. A sign is like a camel that carries on its back a message about who this person is and what He can do. By studying the miracles, we not only learn Jesus, but also about the walk of faith as it intersects with His grace and power.
In reading biblical historical narratives many readers may be ignorant of the fact that always the protagonist (or main Actor) in them is God, not the human characters so prominently featured in their pages. Always remember that the Scriptures represent not just the one authoritative written revelation from God, but the Bible also represents the […]
In church history, our day is not unique in terms of the ever-present peril of false teachers and false teachings. However in this digital age with 1001 sources of information or disinformation, believers are more easily than ever exposed to heresy parading under the banner of “Christian ministry.” Combine that accessibility with massive biblical illiteracy […]
The Book of Revelation is a favorite Bible study for all those who look forward to our Lord’s return and the events surrounding it on all sides. Because of its literary genre (apocalyptic – rich in symbolism, some of it internally interpreted, much not) the book contains some mystery and tons of fascination for students […]