The central identity of the book of John is the identity of Christ - Scripture reveals to us that Jesus is the Word, the Life, and the Light.
All authority has been given to me; therefore go and make disciples…
The Gospel: Four Vital Facts for Your Consideration
You are reading this as a result of God’s grace and providential care. We here in the United States are highly blessed by God. Perhaps the greatest of these blessings is our access to the Holy Scriptures. Let us not, however, be as ancient Israel who ignored and despised God’s goodness. The goodness of God is for a purpose…
Jesus has come to Jerusalem for the last week of his life. The whole last third of the gospel is taken up with one week of Jesus' life. The final week, which culminates in his death and resurrection. He's here in the final week of his life, he has now entered a series of confrontations with the Jerusalem leaders - the chief priests, elders, the scribes.
We have come in Mark's Gospel to the last week of Jesus' life. Starting with the present text, Jesus will now begin a series of encounters with the Jewish authorities, which will culminate in his arrest and execution. In this first encounter, the Jewish authorities confront Jesus about his actions on the previous day, when he protested in the temple.
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No Christian can avoid theology. Every Christian is a theologian. Perhaps not theologian in the technical or professional sense, but a theologian nevertheless. The issue for Christians is not whether we are going to be theologians but whether we are going to be good theologians or bad ones.
The beauty of the gospel is that when the church is absolutely different from the world, she invariably attracts it.
God’s grace does not find men fit for salvation, but makes them so.
Who knows the extent to which we would give in to sin, were we to be given a guarantee of immunity from discovery and exposure?