The key to understanding the Old Testament is JESUS CHRIST!
Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you.
You will seek me and find me
When you seek me with all your heart, I will be found by you, says the Lord, and I will restore your fortunes
“I am the bread of life” is one of the SEVEN great “I AM’S” of John.
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”
Things not seen, that are invisible, include everything in the whole area of faith, the creation of the universe, the incarnation of Christ, the judgment of the world by the deluge, the second advent of Christ, the final judgment, the ultimate reception by every man of the destiny, good or bad, that shall be assigned to him by God’s enforcement of universal judgment, founded on justice and mercy.
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.
Attempting to hide from God has been the chief business of the human family ever since Adam and Eve hid themselves in the Garden of Eden! Think of the myriads of ways in which men try to hide from God.
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.
In Acts 1:9-12 a cloud obscured the actual “going up” of Jesus; and, as the holy angels announced the ascension in connection with that disappearance, their word identifies that event as the ascension.
Many people, even Christians unfortunately, grow accustomed to being in darkness, which becomes comfortable for them. The comfort is a lie, from the father of lies.
I found this on one of my journeys to the great state of Florida.
He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.
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.
For many years Ron and Nancy Reagan’s adopted son, Michael, held a grudge against his father because he never said, “I love you” while growing up. It was a wall … Continue reading LIFE IS TOO SHORT
1 Corinthians 13 may be viewed as one of the most important in Scripture, not merely for the truly marvelous things said of LOVE, but also for the firm word therein regarding the cessation of the miraculous age.
The Lord’s church is often called the “ark of safety,” and a number of analogies support such a comparison.
The lesson is so clear when Jesus teaches it. If you are dieing or anemic and weak spiritually, you have no further to look that what you have been doing… or NOT doing to build up your spiritual soil.
Over the years we’ve faced down a host of shorts featuring anthropomorphic objects coming alive to haunt children in their rooms, from Coily to Mr. Paperbag to A Talking Car to Norman (okay, Norman never actually did that, but you know he WOULD if he could). Somehow, Soapy the Germ Fighter manages to be the least inspired AND oddest monster of the bunch. Least inspired because he’s just a giant bar of soap named Soapy. Oddest because he has arms and legs and dresses in Renaissance garb for no apparent reason. You’ll find him in the tub, waiting, watching, judging, and tuning his lute. Uh, again, sorry, that sounded kinda weird. But then… well, you know.
You’re not clean, and Soapy knows it. Soapy knows everything. Get yourself sorted out and scrub the fear away with Soapy the Germ Fighter, riffed live by Mike, Kevin and Bill!
So when we learned that ACI had made another At Your Fingertips short about Clay, we were hopeful. After all, clay has a long history of being shaped into objects of actual artistic value, not to mention things that could potentially be useful. Perhaps the problem with the first three films in the series were their choice of materials, and not the that the people at ACI were subsisting on mercury fumes and Windex during their manic shorts making binges?
Certainly, one of the legitimate meanings is that of the eternal beauty and value of the church of the living God; but there is another very curious and intriguing possibility.