The Nazareth scene follows a nail-biter–warfare between the would-be son of God, and the ruler of the world. Jesus fasted in a parched desert, and for forty days he wrestled with temptation. Continue reading
If you are like me you have puzzled over Johannine literature. I John is like, and I think all men could relate to this, a wife, we love them, there are some wonderful things going on there, but we don’t always understand them; so it is with john. Continue reading
Alright, I will seek, to persuade you or at the very least demonstrate that ‘family’ is an acceptable gloss for ‘sperma’. For some reason some feel, the meanings ‘offspring’ and ‘children’ do not connote the idea of family. Continue reading
Acts 2:42—Sunday giving or daily living?
Since as long as I can remember (which isn’t terribly long), I have seen people scramble to Acts 2:42 in order to prove that there is a “worship pattern” beginning in Acts 2–among whom I am chief. These brothers desperately twist and mar the text. In the end, the verse is so disfigured that it does not resemble a verse, and its form not even a son of verses. Continue reading
The text under consideration has caused much debate among translators and bible students. Does God desire to envy? Does the Spirit desire to envy? or Does the spirit desire to envy? Continue reading
1 “Your heart must not be troubled. You believe in God believe also in Me. 2 In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if not, I would have told you. I am going away to prepare a place for you. 3 If I go away and prepare a place for you, I will come back and receive you to Myself, so that where I am you may be also. 4 You know the way to where I am going.” (John 14:1-4)
It’s no accident that Jesus’ words have been seen as a source of comfort. The disciples were afraid of being left as orphans; the Messiah with whom they have lived for the past three years was going to be delivered up to death.