Explain the difference between the names Jesus Christ and Christ Jesus. Both names refer to the same Person: the Son of God. However the order of the names is different.
There are several passages that show clearly that the sending of the Holy Spirit was consequent on the glorification of Jesus at God’s right hand, but these do not answer the question of why.
Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk A Sevenfold Vision of God’s Intervention Revelation 14 Revelation 14. In ch. 12 we saw Satan’s purpose was to destroy faith from the earth (Luke 18:8). In ch. 13 we saw the two human instruments that Satan will raise up to accomplish that purpose; i.e. the beast and antichrist. But in ch. 14 […]
When are the Old Testament saints raised? At the rapture or the appearing of Christ? This question is hotly debated among Christians. However, a review of several scriptures will settle this issue.
Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk Knowledge of the Rapture and its Effect on Believers 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18. This passage dovetails with 1 Cor. 15. In Corinthians, we don’t have the detail of the saints being taken up, and in 1 Thessalonians we don’t have the detail of our bodies being changed. The two fit […]
Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk The Resurrection and Its Importance in Christianity 1 Corinthians 15 The resurrection. There is a progression of understanding through scripture with regard to the resurrection. Old Testament saints knew of a general resurrection, that is all (John 11:24). The resurrection was spoken of in the Old Testament, but not in great detail (see 1 Samuel […]
Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk Abraham Offers Isaac: The Death of Christ Genesis 22 Genesis 22. As we remarked in Genesis 12, the life of Abraham in Genesis is divided into three series of chapters. Ch.12-14 deal with Abraham’s public history, in which Abraham is tested as to his willingness to live as a stranger and a […]
Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk The Resurrection of Christ Matthew 28 Christ’s Resurrection. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is vital to Christianity because it is the proof that our sins are gone, and that God is satisfied with the work of Calvary. The Lord rose bodily from the dead, not merely in spirit, as some have taught through the […]
Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk The Infirm Man: Jesus as Son of God vs. the Law John 5 Can the Law give healing? In the previous sign (healing of the nobleman’s son) we saw Israel as a nation “sick unto death”. The question arises, “we Jews have the law, isn’t that enough to give us life?” Even […]
Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk Raising of Lazarus: Jesus as Resurrection & Life, Israel’s Restoration John 11 John 11. In this chapter we have fresh glories of the Son brought forward. We see His perfection as a man, touched with the feelings of our infirmities. All through we read of “Jesus”, the loving, compassionate, gentle Savior. Then, […]
Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk Christian Reflection: A Treasure in Earthen Vessels 2 Corinthians 4 2 Corinthians 4. In ch.3 we learned that the Spirit of God is forming Christ in the believer, by occupying us with His glory. In ch.4 we find that the glory of God has beamed into our hearts for the purpose of […]
Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk Christ Our Object: Joy is a Result of Having Christ as Our Object Philippians 3 Philippians 3. In the previous chapter we had the danger of strife warned of. Christ was set before us as our pattern in humility, and this as the secret to unity among believers. Now in ch.3, the apostle […]
Bk Sec Outline Sec Bk The Appearing through the Eternal State: 8 Visions Revelation 19:11 – 21:8 Eight Visions. The book of Revelation picks back up with the chronological progression. The events are given to us in a series of visions where John says “I SAW”, Rev. 19:11 – 21:8. These visions take us from the appearing of […]