And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;Matthew 13:3 Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow: ... The sower soweth the word.Mark 4:3, 14 A sower went out to sow his seed: ...Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. Luke … Continue reading Sowing Seed
Perhaps we have too low a view of what is happening when a man is blessed of God to preach and teach exactly what we need when we need it.
Doubt did not prevent Jesus from raising Lazarus or Himself from the dead. It did, however, rob Thomas of joy and fellowship with Christ during parts of these events.
The modern Christian church requires no penitence for fellowship. You can bring your sin right along with you! This idea is obviously foreign to scripture.
The gospel clearly explains to us that, yes, we are sinner, but that is whom Christ came to save!
Having every detail about Who Jesus is and exactly how He saved His people is very important in order to honor Him properly here on earth. But while a man’s confession may be flawed, his salvation is still secure in the finished work of Christ!
It would seem that John wants us all to be able to lay our head on Jesus’ chest.
Jesus tells James that he would follow Him through sufferings. As recorded in Acts 12, James became the first martyr among the Apostles. He wanted to be where Jesus was and his desire was fulfilled.
The gospel is not a warning that judgment is coming. It is a declaration that the judgment has been made and the elect are justified in Christ.
John desires that his readers have a full understanding of the deity of Christ so that they may live a life of liberty in Jesus.