How Jesus understood Scripture, and we should too Note: A point of clarification: Around minute 6 pastor Eric speaks of fallen human nature. In this he is speaking only of the nature of man in his unregenerate, unredeemed state, not after a person is regenerate/saved/redeemed. In other words, he is not teaching one-naturism in the […]
A portrait of our loving Savior and God in His Word Word of life, to be held forth Phil. 2:16, John 1:4 Word of reconciliation, proclaimed 2 Cor. 5:18-21 Word of salvation, to be heard Acts 28:28, John 20:31 Word of truth, to be heard/received Eph. 1:11-14 Word of faith, to be believed Rom. 10:8-9 […]
John 8:28-38 In movies, the single most quoted verse in the Bible, (often including just the last portion of it), is John 8:32, “and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” Did you know that in the lobby of the original CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, those words of Jesus […]
The Holy Spirit uses heresies to clarify truth John 1:1-18 Who, and What is Jesus Christ, the Son of God? In matters of faith, as in matters of science and law, definitions matter! When we say that the Son of God took on flesh, what do we mean by that? If someone says, “Jesus existed […]
Today’s teaching from the Word is simple: Who is Jesus? What does He claim to be and to do? What is His relationship to His sheep, and theirs to Him? And because of Who He is, His sheep, being secure in Him, have true and knowable moral duties and prohibitions.
Do you have a favorite food? In our passage Jesus, the Good Shepherd, who wants his blessed lambs to be well fed and to grow, presents Himself as the most essential staple for life. For real spiritual life that goes on, never dies, and into eternity. Only the Living God gives eternal life. Jesus is […]
John 4:7-14, Revelation 22:1-6 Jesus told the Samaritan woman at the well that if she truly understood who He was, to receive Him as such, that He would graciously gift her, “living waters”, with no effort on her part. The free gift was unlike the water she had to labor hard for every day. Jesus […]
John 17:20-26 The conclusion of our Savior’s great, High Priestly prayer turns its full intent, ministry and benefit to the believers who would come to know and believe in Him through the word of the apostles! Jesus mission would succeed: He would die and be raised. He would send out the Holy Spirit. The apostles […]