Christ Is The Head Of The Church

1-10-2014 – Christ Is The Head Of The Church Christ Is The Head Of The Church "And he is the head of the body, the church" (Colossians 1:18) By virtue of His Work, Christ is the Head of the church. He earned the right, by obeying, dying, resurrecting from the grave and ascending…

At Home In Christ

1-3-2014 – At Home In Christ At Home In Christ "Abide in me, and I in you" (John 15:4) "Abide in me", Jesus said, commanding His disciples to be at home in Him. To be "in Christ", occurred by sovereign election before the world's foundation (Ephesians 1:3). God's sovereign act remains irreversible and…

His Familiar Friend Became His Fatal Foe

12-27-2013 – His Familiar Friend Became His Fatal Foe His Familiar Friend Became His Fatal Foe "Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me" (Psalms 41:9) David’s counselor, Ahithophel led the revolt of Absalom, David’s son. Here, David…

The Sovereign God Rules in Heaven and Earth

12-20-2013 – The Sovereign God Rules in Heaven and Earth The Sovereign God Rules in Heaven and Earth "I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded" (Isaiah 45:12) Sovereignty means God has unlimited power and…

Pray After This Manner

10-18-2013 – Pray After This Manner Prayer After This Manner “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name…” (Matthew 6:9) What is often called "The Lord's Prayer" should probably be called "the disciple's prayer" or "the model prayer". The entire prayer goes through verse 13….

Everyone Needs Encouragement

8-23-2013 – Everyone Needs Encouragement Everyone Needs Encouragement “And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works” (Hebrews 10:24) Saying, "let us", the apostle issued an exhortation. He sought to persuade his congregation to have a spiritual attitude and display God-honoring actions. His word "consider" is a…

Saved by “a root out of a dry ground”

12-12-2013 – Saved by "a root out of a dry ground" Saved by “a root out of a dry ground” "For he shall grow up…as a root out of a dry ground" (Isaiah 53:2) The “dry ground” is spiritually-dead Israel and the nearly-defunct house of David. The “root” is Christ. A flower,…

Jesus: “I will come to you”

12-6-2013 – Jesus: "I will come to you" Jesus: “I will come to you” “I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you” (John 14:18) Gravity held a strangle-hold on the moment. The Passover Supper had passed and passed away. The Lord’s Supper had been instituted. Judas Iscariot had departed to…

What is the “unction of the Holy One”?

11-28-2013 – What is the "unction of the Holy One"? What is the “unction of the Holy One”? "But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things" (1 John 2:20) The masses cry for a gospel devoid of truth. The apostle faced a similar crowd at the…

Jesus Christ: the Friend of Sinners

11-21-2013 – Jesus Christ: the Friend of Sinners Jesus Christ: the Friend of Sinners "…a friend of publicans and sinners" (Matthew 11:19) Jesus quoted the descriptions of His accusers. They meant to condemn; He meant to declare. What a remarkable title: “a friend of…sinners”. He laid aside the royal robes of heaven…