The Word of God has a unique place in God’s dealing with man. The Bible describes itself in certain ways that help us understand this unique relationship. Some of these descriptions are in word pictures. They help us to understand the special place the Bible has in the estimate of God.
For example, the Psalmist … Read the rest
Who Wrote the Bible?
God used chosen people to write down what he wanted them to communicate. The Spirit of God enabled these people to do so (2 Peter 1:20, 21). Even when the literary characteristics like the style of writing, choice of words, and personality of the author is distinguishable in these writings, the … Read the rest
This Lesson is part of John’s Gospel Easy Notes Series.
- Jesus is presented by all the four writers of the gospels as the One who will baptize you with the Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:11, Mark 1:8, Luke 3:16, and John 1:33).
- At the time of baptism of Jesus the Holy Spirit descended on him in
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“Adam, Seth, Enosh, Kenan, Mahalel, Jared, Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech, Noah”; so begins the not usually read and thought to be boring account of names in the book of 1 Chronicles.
Are they just names?
Let us look at some of them:
Adam. You cannot read that name and not think about God and creation, … Read the rest
Sinful wickedness is on the increase everyday. Through many forms of entertainment there is an open promotion of sinful attitudes in the world today. And Christians are exposed to these things. And they are corrupting the thinking patterns of Christians.
This is a grave problem. The old ways of fighting this menace won’t help much … Read the rest
Strengthen your position and see what must be done, because next spring the king of Aram will attack you again (1 Kings 20:22 NIV).
This prophetic message is important because it was given immediately after a big victory in war. See that it is not a message of congratulation on that victory. Instead it is … Read the rest
Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision (Joel 3:14 NIV).
What a day this is going to be! The numbers cannot be counted. They all stand awaiting their judgment at the hand of a righteous God. This shall take place in the … Read the rest
With flattery he will corrupt those who have violated the covenant, but the people who know their God will firmly resist him (Daniel 11:32 NIV).
Evil has its own ways of getting things done. Here it talks about an evil person who corrupts people through flattery. Nice talk which is insincere was, and still is, … Read the rest
His armed forces will rise up to desecrate the temple fortress and will abolish the daily sacrifice. Then they will set up the abomination that causes desolation (Daniel 11:31 NIV).
There is something past and something future in this verse. Therefore it is important.
The person referred to here is Antiochus Ephiphanes, who caused great … Read the rest
In the thirtieth year, in the fourth month on the fifth day, while I was among the exiles by the Kebar River, the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God (Ezekiel 1:1 NIV).
First of all, what is recorded in the Book of Ezekiel is no fantasy or fiction or imagination. It is … Read the rest
He said: “I am going to tell you what will happen later in the time of wrath, because the vision concerns the appointed time of the end” (Daniel 8:19 NIV).
Angel Gabriel is talking to Daniel here telling him the meaning of a vision he saw. It tells us three things.
First, God alone has … Read the rest