Fundamental truth of the most basic nature is openly denied or presumptuously ignored by an age that seems to feel that it has outgrown such elementary things as these; and, therefore, we may be thankful indeed for the inspired outline of things which actually constitute fundamental Christian doctrine.
The analogy becomes a contrast in the matter of how many may win. In the earthly contest, only one receives the prize; but in the heavenly contest, every man may do so, since his victory does not depend upon any relationship between his achievement and the achievement of his fellow contestant.
“I am the bread of life” is one of the SEVEN great “I AM’S” of John.
The Death, Burial and Resurrection of Jesus Christ is our BRIDGE from this World to Heaven. When we gather with the saints this Easter Sunday, as we partake in the Lord’s Supper, we must thank our Heavenly Father for the ultimate gift of His ONLY Son, the BLOOD that our Savior shed (the fruit of the vine), Christ’s broken BODY (the unleavened bread), and Death, nailed the Cross, and His miraculous RESURRECTION, three days later.
As we remember, we must also look forward to His glorious return!
By faith he left Egypt, not being afraid of the anger of the king; for he endured as seeing him who is invisible. By faith he kept the Passover and … Continue reading SEEING THE INVISIBLE 2: “CHRIST OUR PASSOVER”
Christ made it clear enough that salvation is the result, not of merely believing but of believing and being baptized. The preconditions upon which Christ promised to transfer sinners into himself are here stated as faith and baptism.
It is nothing short of amazing that the Christ should have found foreshadowings in this event of his own redemptive work on the Cross, but there cannot be any doubt of it, and we therefore receive this event in certain particulars of it as a Type of Christ.
I found this on one of my journeys to the great state of Florida.
The triumphal entry is in all four Gospels declaring that although the accounts differ, they do not conflict in any way.
The love of Christ has nothing to do with the worldly concept, but when you define love as Jesus does, the then title works!
This parable forms a beautiful emphasis upon the warning against unreadiness and was apparently invented by the Saviour for the sermon of this occasion.
There are actually seven Calvary miracles, the greatest and most wonderful, of course, being the resurrection of Christ. The rending of the veil, occurring simultaneously with the death of Christ, must be associated with that death; and, looking more closely, it is plain that the veil, in practically all of its functions and even in its colors, was a most instructive type of Christ.
Every man is my brother; for, if I miss him in Christ, I shall hit him in Adam!
The world, the flesh, and Satan. These powers must be overcome in salvation; nothing short of God’s power can do this; but the gospel does it, hence the propriety of calling it God’s power for salvation.
The Spirit also convicts of righteousness by revealing the mystery of how a man may acquire a righteousness not his own, that being the righteousness of Christ, available to all who receive and obey the gospel, thus being inducted “into Christ,” and identified with Christ as Christ.
In everything. The text before us stresses the need of prayer in all of life’s conditions and circumstances. Any list, therefore, of things we should pray for must be partial and incomplete. “Everything” certainly covers a lot of territory.
The great apostasy foretold in the New Testament must be viewed as a significant manifestation of the entity symbolized by the second beast, the beast from the Earth, an apostasy by no means limited to the papacy, but certainly inclusive of it.
In 1 Corinthians 5:7, Paul affirmed that Christ is our passover; but, as in most analogies, there are points of likeness and unlikeness.
The respect of the human race for this word of Jesus Christ is revealed in the fact of their inscribing these words, “Asleep in Jesus,” upon millions of tombs in all ages since then.
What then should be done with the light or influence of the Christian’s life?
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This Great Commission, as the saints of all ages have consented to call it, constitutes the marching orders of his church for a day and to all eternity. It is a whole galaxy studded with many of the biggest stars in the firmament of Christian doctrine.