Holy Bible

Author by : J. K. Starley
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Knowing Jesus Through The Old Testament

Author by : Christopher J. H. Wright
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Publisher by : Langham Preaching Resources
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Description : We cannot know Jesus without knowing his story. And that story began long before Jesus was born in Bethlehem. The Gospels tell us clearly that Jesus himself, along with his earliest followers, understood who he was and what he came to do in the light of the story of Israel as told in the pages of the Old Testament. Like them, we too will find that our own understanding of both Jesus and the Old Testament is transformed as we see each in the light of the other. Engaging with the Scriptures, Christopher J. H. Wright uncovers Jesus’ self- understanding as Son of Man and Son of God, following the path and fulfilling the call that God had placed before Israel. Through this we discover that the deeper we go into understanding the Old Testament, the closer we come to the heart of Jesus. In this revised and updated second edition Wright digs deeper into the Old Testament revealing the God whom Jesus embodied. Each chapter is followed with questions and exercises, which can be used either in personal study or in group discussion.


God Really Is A Woman

Author by : Virgil Leroy Pace
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Publisher by : Xlibris Corporation
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Description : God Really Is a Woman When we say God is really a woman, we have come to this conclusion by both Scriptural proof and logic. God is perfect in all things. Therefore He is perfect in logic. We see in the Scriptures that God is three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Jesus speaking to His twelve apostles said in Matthew 28, “Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel, baptizing in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.” The popular belief is that the Virgin Mary is the mother of Jesus. The scriptures show that the Holy Spirit is the Mother which we will see. The Holy Spirit descended from the clouds in the form of a dove. What a wonderful, beautiful picture of the blessed Holy Spirit Mother. We cannot learn the truth of God from the manuscripts. A lifetime of study of them wouldn’t reveal the truth of the Holy Spirit. It has been lost in the translations. But not in God’s Word. Jesus said, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my word will not pass away.” The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, (Father, Son, Mother), is a perfect picture and example of a perfect family by which every family should strive to imitate.


Crucifixion Shockwave

Author by : Joseph Edward Bonnette
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Publisher by : Camp of the saints ebooks & Lord's supper llc
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Description : MY EBOOK IS ALSO CALLED JEHOVAH'S CRUCIFIXION HURRICANE: THE MIGHTY RUSHING WIND OF THE LATTER RAIN. JEHOVAH IS THE ONE DEPICTED IN REVELATION-4:2-3 “& IMMEDIATELY I WAS IN THE SPIRIT: &, BEHOLD, A THRONE WAS SET IN HEAVEN, & ONE SAT ON THE THRONE.— & HE THAT SAT WAS TO LOOK UPON LIKE A JASPER & A SARDINE STONE: & THERE WAS A RAINBOW ROUND ABOUT THE THRONE, IN SIGHT LIKE UNTO AN EMERALD. === GOD’S IMAGE IS OVER THE CROWN OF THORNS ON THE BURIAL CLOTH, WHICH SHOWS THE PROFILE OF HIS HEAD LOOKING TO HIS LEFT & HIS WHOLE FRONT-VIEW BODY, (ONLY THE SIZE OF HIS HEAD’S PROFILE) WHICH IS CALLED "THE GOSPEL OF HIS ANOINTING" STANDING IN FRONT OF HIS FACE.GOD HAS CLASSIFIED INFORMATION HE CHOOSES NOT TO SHARE THOUGH NO ONE CARES ABOUT IT ANYWAYS. HIS NOSE OF HIS PROFILE SEEMS TO BE HIDING HIS RIGHT HAND, & THERE ARE MANY THINGS GOD HIDES FROM US AS SINNERS ON EARTH... ==== HIS IMAGE IS FULLY THE QUINTESSENTIAL HUMAN;= BUT IS THE ENCAPSULATION OF ALL FORMS OF HUMANS THAT CAN EVER EXIST, WHICH MAKES HIM LOOK EXTREMELY "ALIEN" IN APPEARANCE. GOD’S IMAGE EXTERNAL APPEARANCE IS THE COLOUR OF "JASPER SARDIUS" WHICH IS REDDISH BROWN, BUT WITH MANY OTHER COLOURS IN IT. HE IS THE SOURCE OF ALL HUMANITY'S IMAGE: GEN1:26.


John 12 21 Macarthur New Testament Commentary

Author by : John F. MacArthur
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Publisher by : Moody Publishers
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Description : From one of today's top-selling commentary series comes volume two of the Gospel of John. MacArthur gives verse-by-verse analysis in context and provides points of application for passages, illuminating the biblical text in practical and relevant ways. The series has been praised for its accessibility to lay leaders, and is a must-have for every pastor's library.


Open The Bible In 30 Days

Author by : Colin S. Smith
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Publisher by : Moody Publishers
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Description : Discover the whole Bible story. Though the Bible is the perennial best-selling book, many people don’t know where to begin. Open the Bible in 30 Days is a comprehensive and engaging tool that gives you an overview of God’s Word. Colin Smith opens the Bible in three stages: the Old Testament where we meet God the Father, the Gospels where we learn to trust Christ the Son, and the New Testament letters where we discover life in the Holy Spirit. Open the Bible in 30 Days can be used individually or alongside “Open,” an online guided journey through the life-changing story of Scripture. Grab a copy of Open the Bible in 30 Days and visit openthebible.org to get started.


New Testament Essentials

Author by : Robbie Fox Castleman
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Publisher by : InterVarsity Press
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Description : "I was introduced to the gospel of Jesus Christ as a college student. The Jesus of the New Testament overwhelmed me, and by God's grace Jesus still does," writes professor Robbie Castleman, author of New Testament Essentials. Her love of Jesus and Scripture is evident in this study, which seeks to answer the question Jesus' disciples posed: "What kind of man is this?" (Matthew 8:27). New Testament Essentials introduces us to the New Testament in three parts: The revelation of God in Jesus Christ, the indwelling of God in the church by the Holy Spirit and the present and coming kingdom of God. In each of the twelve studies the author helps us to hear Scripture in its own historical and cultural context before guiding us to apply it to our own context. Jesus' life, teachings and works were thoroughly grounded in the Hebrew Scriptures. And so each session includes a special feature called "Connecting to the Old Testament." Through this you will begin to discover the links between the two testaments and gain a fuller sense of our unfolding salvation history. Following a format similar to the other volumes of the Essentials series, each of the 12 sessions includes the following elements: A memory verse A Bible study A reading A life application section "Connecting to the Old Testament" feature Designed to work well on your own, with a partner or in a small group, New Testament Essentials offers a comprehensive overview that will enrich your knowledge and deepen your faith.


One God Existing In 3 Persons

Author by : Repsaj Jasper
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Description : The most important teaching of the Bible must begin with the doctrine concerning Divinity as revealed in the Bible. All known "Christian sects" todate believe in the doctrine that the Bible reveals that there existed/exists only One God. However, the majority of "Christian sects" believe that the Bible reveals the One God exist in 3 distinct Persons who are co-equal and co-eternal. Anyone who has a logical mind and who reads the Old Testament Scriptures from any or all the major English Bibles(such as KJV, NKJV, NASB & NIV) will come to the firm conclusion that there existed/exists only One God. And any unbiased and diligent student of the Bible who reads and carefully divides the New Testament Scriptures from any or all of the major English bibles(such as KJV, NKJV, NASB & NIV) will come to the following conclusions: - * The Father of Jesus Christ is God * Jesus Christ who was originally The Word is God * The Holy Spirit is God * There exists only One God * The Father is greater than the Son(Jesus Christ) and is greater than all, meaning the Father is greater than the Holy Spirit Therefore, there appears to be a contradiction within the New Testament according to all the major English bibles, which reveal that the Father is God, the Son(Jesus) is God and the Holy Spirit is God, and that means there are three Gods existing. Yet the English bibles of the New Testament also reveal that there is only One God!!! How can this be? This means the New Testament scriptures of all English bibles which reveal three Gods in existence also contradict the Old Testament scriptures of all the English bibles which reveal the existence of only One God. The revelation of the New Testament scriptures of all English bibles also contradict the belief that the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit are co-equal. The New Testament scriptures reveal tha the Father is greatest, follows by the Son, Jesus Christ who is greater than the Holy Spirit. There being no revelation in all English bibles of the Old and New Testaments that the One God exists in three distinct Persons. The doctrine of Divinity is the first and most important doctrine. If theologians and preachers could and are not able to accurately reveal what are written in the Bible concerning Divinity, where is the CREDIBILITY FOR ANYONE TO BELIEVE WHAT THEY INTERPRET AND SAY WHAT THE BIBLE REVEAL? THE ABOVE WRITING IS THE REASON FOR THE RELEASE OF THIS BOOK. THE PURPOSE IS TO GIVE THE ACCURATE AND TRUE REVELATION OF GOD(S) AS STATED IN THE ORIGINAL TEXTS OF THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS WITHOUT FEAR OR FAVOUR. The Bible consisting of the Old and New Testaments is the Word of the God and is flawless and last forever - there must be consistency of any interpretation of any doctrine concerning any subject revealed in the Bible. Any doctrine, opinion pertaining to the Bible that has no concrete evidence from the word of the God or which is contradicted by other word of the God must be rejected because it could not and cannot be true. The word of the God is truth. Any doctrine that is not true is a lie. Anyone who believes in a lie is a liar and liars cannot inherit everlasting life. Many believers who believe strongly in a doctrine of only One God and/or the One God existing in 3 co-equal and co-eternal Persons are likely to fearful to give up what they have been taught and believed even when shown in this book to be untrue. Knowing and understanding and following the truth, the word of the God is the most important issue that every believer into Jesus Christ must do, especially on the subject concerning God(s) and the gospel of salvation. Believers who are led or who choose to read this Book must be diligent to check the content against the original Hebrew Old Testament and the original Greek New Testament texts and must have the courage to follow and obey the truth concerning the doctrine of God(s) as revealed in the unadulterated Bible.


A Theology Of John S Gospel And Letters

Author by : Andreas J. Kostenberger
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Publisher by : Zondervan
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Description : A Theology of John’s Gospel and Letters introduces the first volume in the BTNT series. Building on many years of research and study in Johannine literature, Andreas Köstenberger not only furnishes an exhaustive theology of John’s Gospel and letters, but also provides a detailed study of major themes and relates them to the Synoptic Gospels and other New Testament books. Readers will gain an in-depth and holistic grasp of Johannine theology in the larger context of the Bible. D. A. Carson (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) says about Köstenberger’s volume that “for the comprehensiveness of its coverage in the field of Johannine theology (Gospel and Letters), there is nothing to compare to this work.” I. Howard Marshall (University of Aberdeen) writes, “This book is a ‘first’ in many ways: the first volume that sets the pattern for the quality and style of the new Biblical Theology of the New Testament series published by Zondervan; the first major volume to be devoted specifically to the theology of John’s Gospel and Letters at a high academic level; and the first volume to do so on the basis that here we have an interpretation of John’s theology composed by an eyewitness of the life and passion of Jesus.” The Biblical Theology of the New Testament Series The Biblical Theology of the New Testament (BTNT) series provides upper college and seminary-level textbooks for students of New Testament theology, interpretation, and exegesis. Pastors and discerning theology readers alike will also benefit from this series. Written at the highest level of academic excellence by recognized experts in the field, the BTNT series not only offers a comprehensive exploration of the theology of every book of the New Testament, including introductory issues and major themes, but also shows how each book relates to the broad picture of New Testament theology.


The Holy Bible

Author by : Anonymous
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Publisher by : GENERAL PRESS
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Description : The Bible has been a massive influence on literature and history, especially in the Western World, where the Gutenberg Bible was the first book printed using movable type. It is a collection of sacred texts or scriptures. Varying parts of the Bible are considered to be a product of divine inspiration and a record of the relationship between God and humans. The first part of the Christian Bible is called the Old Testament. The Old Testament largely represents the Greek translation of the Hebrew sacred text as it was through the 2nd century BC. The second part of the Christian Bible is called the New Testament. With estimated total sales of over 5 billion copies, it is widely considered to be the most influential and best-selling book of all time.


Blessed Assurances For Believers In Jesus Christ

Author by : Alfred J. Gordon
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Description : This is a new more comprehensive edition, March 2015. God's Word, the Holy Bible contains many precious promises & covenants. The Blessed Assurances are special promises that are true because because the Bible says so. This book is a real Faith Builder for a Christian Life filled with Peace & Joy. Examples of the 10 Assurances are: Salvation in Jesus Christ, Forgiveness, Answered Prayer, the indwelling Holy Spirit, and Fellowship with Father God, and His Son, Jesus Christ. Each of these assurances are explained and supported with Bible verses. This book also contains 10 messages such as: The Hope of the Believer, Be Thankful Always, Marriage is a Covenant before God, and the Roman Road to Salvation. This book contains 48 Messianic Prophecies from the Old Testament fulfilled in Jesus Christ in the New Testament, with a chart citing Scriptures in the OT and in the NT, for each of the 48 Prophecies. Details on the Question as to the Existence of God are answered with four(4) arguments in this book. Many Names and Titles of Jesus Christ are cited such as: Bread of Life, Beloved Son of God, King of Kings, Deliverer, Great High Priest, with Scripture references. There is a List of Key Questions that this book answers such as: Do you have the Blessed Hope of Eternal life in heaven?, Do you know that you can have the Holy Spirit, the Comforter dwell in you ?, and Does God Answer your Prayers ? This book will really build your Faith. It will fill your Life with God's Peace, Joy, and Victory; it will put these Bible Truths, Assurances in your heart. See the author's web site for this book: www.blessedassurances.com.


Is God A Trinity

Author by : United Church of God
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Description : You might be surprised to find that God is not a trinity. The Trinity is one of mainstream Christianity’s most widely accepted and revered doctrines held by millions of Catholics, Protestants and Orthodox believers. The belief that God is three persons—the Father, Son and Holy Spirit—coexisting in one being is how the trinity doctrine is often defined. But the word trinity appears nowhere within the pages of the Bible. You can not cling to long-held religious traditions if they contradict the Scriptures. Your beliefs must rest solidly on the teachings of the Holy Bible. This Bible Study aid, "Is God a Trinity?", goes into great detail explaning the non-biblical origins of the trinity and how this false gospel replaced the true teachings of Jesus Christ. Discover how the Bible communicates a true picture of God and learn about the awesome plan He has promised for you and all mankind. Chapters in this ebook: -- Is the Trinity Biblical? -- The Surprising Origins of the Trinity Doctrine -- Greek Philosophy's Influence on the Trinity Doctrine -- How Ancient Trinitarian Gods Influenced Adoption of the Trinity -- A Spurious Reference to the Trinity Added in 1 John 5:7-8 -- How Is God Revealed in the Bible? -- Jesus Was Sent by the Father -- Jesus Christ: "The Rock" of the Old Testament -- The Apostles Understood Jesus to Be the Creator -- Did Jesus Christ Claim to Be God? -- "In the Beginning Was the Word" -- The Claim of Jesus' Disciples -- "There Is One God, the Father...and One Lord, Jesus Christ" -- God's Plan to "Bring Many Sons to Glory" -- Jesus Christ's Submission to the Father -- How Is God One? -- "The Lord Our God, the Lord Is One" -- Seven Scriptures That Debunk the Trinity as a Single Being -- Elohim: The Plurality of God -- Is the Holy Spirit a Person? -- Does Matthew 28:19 Prove the Trinity? -- Why the Holy Spirit Is Sometimes Incorrectly Referred to as "He" and "Him" -- What About Passages That "Prove" the Trinity? -- The Holy Spirit: God's Transforming Power -- How to Stir Up God's Spirit -- God's Nature and Character -- God's Purpose for You -- The Likeness of God -- Do Some Verses Deny a Divine Family? -- The God Family Inside this Bible Study Aid ebook: "Most people assume that everything that bears the label “Christian” must have originated with Jesus Christ and His early followers. But this is definitely not the case." "Many historians and religious scholars, some quoted in this publication, attest to the influence of Greek or Platonic philosophy in the development and acceptance of the Trinity doctrine in the fourth century." God the Father is the One who calls us to baptism and a new way of life (John 6:44, 65), and it is His goodness that leads us to repentance and baptism (Romans 2:4). "As even the New Catholic Encyclopedia, quoted from earlier, acknowledges: “The majority of New Testament texts reveal God’s spirit as something, not someone; this is especially seen in the parallelism between the spirit and the power of God..."


Cultivating The Christ A Deep Look Into The Ancestors Of Jesus From The Seed To The Tree

Author by : Dr. Jana Jones McDowell
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Description : CULTIVATING THE CHRIST, Ancestors of Jesus. Ancestors of Jesus. Introduction to the book, Cultivating the Christ. Downloadable Here. There are many names in this book as we trace the lineage of Jesus Christ from the beginnings of Adam and Eve, all the way to his earthly mother, Mary. The only name that is important to remember, however is the one we center our life around, that being Jesus. Jesus Christ, our Savior is the only name that matters! The Great I Am. With that being said, we will focus on Genesis 3, and how God’s prophecy of the seed of the woman will produce a son who will deliver a death blow to the Devil. He will be the salvation of all humanity. Realizing that God could have crushed the Devil with one Divine command, it is a mystery to consider why he chose to involve us, flawed humans, as participating characters in his Master plan. It’s as if God wanted us, his Creation, to act out the solutions to the problems our sins created, learning along the way. God, being the Creator of the Masterpiece play, orchestrated the acts and scenes to draw us closer to Him through identifying with the leading men and women of the timeline of humanity. An underlying theme of this study is how God uses the most unlikely, and even the most unworthy people to accomplish His goals. We will see how the people God chooses to be in the lineage of the promised Messiah, our savior Jesus Christ, are unexpected and often misunderstood. Yet, when you examine God’s Word and attempt to piece together how and why these individuals were chosen, the misunderstood will become understood. We will see how Jesus Christ’s human lineage is composed of men and women who are all sinners, and are broken individuals. Yet, they are all heroes. They are heroes because they had faith in God. As we read-through this study and delve into the Bible, we will start to understand why God chose each one of them to be in Jesus’ family tree. We will study the people who God has chosen to be in the human lineage of Jesus. In doing so, unique characteristics of these individuals will be uncovered, as well as common themes among them. Interestingly, as we read God’s Holy Word, we will also see God insert himself into the Masterpiece story to save the day, and redeem flawed humanity. Sometimes the Lord will make cameo appearances, other times He may be disguised and serve as a messenger. Other times, He might be working quietly behind the scenes. A question we may have is why did it take God so long to send the Messiah, Jesus Christ to save humanity? Over three-thousand-plus years elapsed between the original sin committed by Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, and the birth of Jesus. Realizing God can do anything in a blink of his Divine eye, we have to wonder what took Him so long? One only has to realize that we live in His “God-space”, where the time it takes between His promises and His fulfillment of His promises fits within His time-frame, not ours. That’s why God is such a mystery. This book explores the people God has chosen to be in Jesus’ lineage, who living in this God-space, endured the trials of everyday life and emerged victorious due to their faith and trust in the Lord. This study exemplifies how God uses the most ordinary, unexpected people who are misfits and outcasts as deemed by society, to ultimately be part of His Master Plan to save His creation, humanity. How undeserving we all may be, but isn’t wonderful to be loved by a God who has such amazing grace and mercy? Also, we will discover through studying God’s Word that as is demonstrated in the Bible book-after- book, the Old Testament continuously has important road signs leading to, and pointing directly to Jesus. As we read through and study the stories of Jesus’ ancestors in the Old Testament, we will examine the meanings behind them and look at supporting scripture, which are like enormous, flashing road signs leading us directly on the path to Christ. Cultivating the Roots of Christ We know that Jesus is the Christ, and is the Son of God, but what about Jesus’ human lineage? Jesus was born to a virgin human woman, Mary, and we are told in scripture and therefore believe that Jesus Christ is God in the flesh (John1: 1,14-18). Why did God choose to reveal himself to us as a human? In the Old Testament, He spoke through messengers, such as angels or prophets. He also appeared in abstract forms such as clouds of smoke or fire. Why did He choose to finally become flesh and walk the earth as a man? It seems that He became human, in order to be able to better communicate with us. He not only masterfully communicated with humanity through His Word, but needed to reach us through being physically present. God needed to use our language, and our culture of the day, to solidify our understanding of what He, the Almighty, was trying to communicate. Therefore, it is important when reading the Bible that we have insight into the culture of the times, so that we can better understand what God is trying to tell us. In other words, context is extremely important. We need to understand the culture of the day so we can put things into context. Only then can we thoroughly comprehend His meaning. Throughout this book, I have tried to include information that will help put the beautiful stories of God’s word into context, so that we can better understand what He is trying to convey to us. Jesus’ ancestors; Who were these people? ~ Two disparate Genealogies of Jesus ~ Jews kept extensive, very complete genealogies in order to establish and record peoples’ heritage. This important documentation was known to be kept in the Archives building in Jerusalem, and also was well documented in the Hebrew Bible for important figures of the faith. A person’s inheritance, legitimacy and rights, and even legal rights to the throne depended on a person’s heritage. The Jewish culture, being very legalistic, kept detailed accounts of people’s ancestors. Ancient genealogies were therefore very important documentation and were held safely in the Archives building in Jerusalem, along with public registers and bonds taken by money-lenders. The bonds were proof, which allowed the recovery of debts. The genealogies validated many things such as royalty and social status, and inheritance rights to property. With that being said, there are actually two genealogies for Jesus found in the New Testament. They are written in the Gospels of Luke (3:23-38) and of Matthew (1:1-17). Interestingly, the names are the same in both accounts through King David and Bathsheba, but differ somewhat after these two individuals. Pearl: Both genealogies for Jesus written in the New Testament are the same through King David and his wife, Bathsheba. How are they different? The two genealogies written in the Gospels of Luke and Matthew differ in several ways: ò Luke wrote a descending list, starting with Jesus and going all the way back to the first man, Adam. ò Matthew on the other hand wrote an ascending list, starting with Abraham and ending with Jesus. ò Comparison of the names in the genealogies of the lists from Luke and Matthew reveals that the two diverge after King David. ò The names from Abraham to David are the same in both lists. ò After David, the names in the lists are different except they converge on two names, beingZerubbabel and Shealtiel, which are listed in both Luke and Matthew. o Zerubbabel led the first group of Israelites given permission to return to Israel from the Babylonian exile ò Matthew’s lineage contains Jechoniah, whose line was cursed (Jeremiah 22:30, 2 Kings 24:8-9)~The hallmark in the difference between the two genealogies is:~ ò In Luke’s account, David and Bathsheba’s son Nathan continues the lineage to Jesus. ò In Matthew’s list, Solomon, who is also the son of David and Bathsheba, is noted to have been the ancestor of Jesus.Biblical scholars have tried to surmise why the names in the lists are not identical after David, and various reasons have been given. Some include: ò Matthew and Luke were writing to different audiences o Matthew wrote to a Jewish audience, tracing Jesus’ lineage to Abraham, to emphasize his Jewish heritage § Emphasized the importance of Jesus’ ancestry being intertwined with the Covenants God made with Israel § To prove Jesus was a true Israelite, and the rightful King of Israel § Referred to Jesus as the son of David, and the son of Abraham As the son of David, Jesus was a Messiah with a royal lineage o Jesus is the rightful legal heir to the covenant promises associatedwith the Davidic throne God’s covenant with Abraham established Israel as a chosen people, andalso affirmed that the whole world would be blessed through his line (Genesis 12:1-3; 22:18)o Jesus is the rightful legal heir to the covenant promises related to the Abrahamic seed and land Matthew took a legalistic view o To prove to the Jews that Jesus was the promised Messiahò Luke traced Jesus’ descent from a biological view to Adam o Emphasized that the Jesus is the fulfillment of the hopes of all people§ Acts 17:26 o The Good News of the Gospels was meant for Gentiles and Jews o Luke wrote to a Gentile audience§ He emphasized that Jesus is the Savior of the whole world, not just IsraelThere are many reasons that have been given as to why ancient genealogies differ, but perhaps another logical reason can be drawn by reading the comments of Rabbis in the Midrash concerning documentation of the lineage of King David in 1 Chronicles. The Rabbis noted that often there were instances of people being called by two different names. o These names were often copied from different historical documents. o Some names might be missing from one document, yet found in another. o Therefore, the ancient chronicler used multiple documents which varied slightly to complement each other to compile a complete list of ancestors. o This could lead to some names being different when the complete list was generated. o Many of the names could have been lost during the Babylonian exile o Often times, a father may actually be a grandfather. o Generations may have been skipped leading to confusion among the names. Another reason the genealogies may not be identical is that often the writer does not list all of the individuals in the family, only key names. An author may select different names that they may have considered to be important. An older reason used by biblical scholars for why the two genealogies differ, is that Matthew traced Joseph’s ancestry, while Luke traced Mary’s ancestry. This theory does not hold up well, as Matthew lists Mary in his account while Luke does not. The most commonly accepted theory among biblical scholars for accepting why the names in the two genealogies differ from David to Jesus is that: ò Matthew traces the line of royal succession o From King David through King Solomon ò Luke traces the lineage through actual physical descent o From King David through Nathan o Nathan was a little known son of David and Bathsheba, who never assumed kingship o Luke emphasizes the virgin birth (Luke 1:34-35; 3:23) Other reasons cited for differences later in the accounts of Matthew and Luke are the possibilities of Levirate marriage, or adoption. Both would be done to secure heirs for a father or a widowed wife, who did not have sons to assume the role as heir and head of the family line. Important to consider for the names post-King David being different is that the Kingdom of Israel came to an end in 722 BC, when Assyria conquered the Northern Kingdom (Israel). The ten tribes of Israel were exiled to provinces of the Assyrian empire, and records and recognition of the tribes disappeared. Likewise, the Kingdom of Judah (The Southern Kingdom) came to an end in 586 BC when King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylonia conquered Jerusalem, destroyed the first Holy Temple, and took the Israelites into captivity (2 Kings 25). This was the end of the dynasty of kings of the family of David, and many records of heritage, including the tribes of Israel, were destroyed. As time passed, only a small number of families knew which tribe their forefathers were from. Whatever the reason for the disparity, the important thing to remember is that both genealogies presented by Luke and Matthew agree that Jesus is the ‘son of David’ (Luke 3:31; Matt 1:6, Revelation 22:16), and both arrive at the same name, our Savior, Jesus Christ. As Jesus said of himself, as the Divine author of Revelation through his angel and through John to His churches, Revelation 22:16 “I, Jesus have sent my angel to testify to you about these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star.” Jesus is both David’s ‘son’ and his Lord, and the ruler arising from Israel to conquer the nations (Numbers 24:17, Isa 11:1-5,10, Mark 12:35-37). The Listing of Women in Jewish genealogies Ancient Hebrew genealogies are patriarchal in content, as hierarchal and tribal identity is passed on from the father. For this reason Jewish genealogies rarely include women. Matthew’s account of the genealogy of Jesus is unique, as he included many of the women God chose to be in Jesus’ family tree. This is appropriate, as we know that Jesus is the Son of God, conceived from the seed of a woman. Genesis 3:15 (KJV) “I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; he shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.” Fitting with God’s prophecy in Genesis 3:15, and the New Testament accounts in the gospels, we know that Jesus came to earth as God in the flesh. Matthew lists five women in the ancestry of Jesus. Luke, however does not include women in his genealogy of Jesus. Of the five women listed in Matthew’s genealogy of Jesus, only Mary comes in the lineage after David. The other three are documented ancestors of David, and the fourth is David’s wife, Bathsheba. The naming of women in Matthew’s genealogy of Jesus is unusual, but even more unusual is that many of the women listed in Matthew’s account are foreigners, or have questionable past histories. Or both. The five women listed in Matthew 1, that are in the direct line to Jesus Christ have one significant thing in common. That being that they are all unlikely people to be in the Holy family tree. These five women have come from various backgrounds ranging from being Gentiles from pagan cultures, were broken and sinful, or were from very poor, humble beginnings. For instance, In Matthew’s genealogy, we see five very unlikely women in the line of Judah leading to Jesus, including: ò Ruth, who was a Moabite (from Moab who the people of Israel did not care for, to say the least) ò Tamar who had a deceptive affair, and was originally from Canaan ò Rahab who was a prostitute, and a Canaanite living in Jericho ò Bathsheba who was a seduced woman ò Mary who was a humble, peasant teenager. These women, due to their heritage and/or unlikely character, vividly illustrate that imperfect, unexpected people show up in the genealogy of Jesus! These imperfect people serve as the explanation point in God’s masterful Word, as all of these women fit beautifully into God’s Master Plan of demonstrating how His Love is inclusive of all humanity. A reminder of how God uses the most unexpected people to show His Glory was written by the Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 1: 28-31: “Consider your calling brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. But God chose what is foolish to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being may boast in the presence of God. And because of Him, you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us, wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption, so that as it is written. Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.” Although there are many names listed in Jesus’ family tree, my aim in this particular teaching of Jesus’ genealogy is not to necessarily give a detailed account of every person listed. This actually is not possible, as Jesus’ ancestors after the exile to Babylonia, exist in name only. For the complete list of these names, I refer you to the Bible, as well as an excellent reference I have cited at the end of this book. In this book, my aim is to focus on key characters who are Jesus’ ancestors who have been described in God’s Word. With the intent to explore them in detail and gain a deeper understanding of Jesus’ ancestors, we can better comprehend God’s Word and grow in our faith. I have attempted to conflate the two lineages of Jesus as presented in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, to have a better understanding of both the men and women who are in Jesus’ ancestry. We will see their weaknesses and strengths of these members of Jesus’ family tree, as the Bible so honestly tells us. As we look at the ancestry of Jesus, we will learn about God’s relationship with His people, and His promise to redeem His creation from our sinful beginnings in the Garden of Eden. Through the study of Jesus’ descendants, the entire puzzle of the mystery of the ‘Messiah’ will come together as God’s Masterplan unfolds. What do we mean by the Messiah? Pearl: The Hebrew word for messiah is mashiach, meaning ‘anointed one’. The Hebrew meaning of Mashiach is a savior or liberator of a group of people. In Jewish eschatology, the Mashiach is the future Jewish king, descended from the Davidic Line who will be expected to save the Jewish nation and rule during the Messianic Age. In Christianity, we believe that the messiah is Christ, and the Son of God. The word Christ is taken from the Romanized Greek word, Christos, meaning the ‘anointed one’. Christ is the savior of all the world’s people, not just the Jewish nation. We will see in the end, in order to restore the chaos humanity created through sin, God needed to send Heaven down to us by sending His son, Jesus Christ. To restore our relationship with Him, God had to come to earth, and become flesh. The most amazing event in all of history occurred, where the eternal, infinitely Holy Son of God took on human nature and lived among humanity. Although He became human, He was both God and man at the same time, in one person. John 1:14 “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” For a Full EBook Download Click Here Other Ebooks by Dr. Jana Jones McDowell Rahab, the Amorite Prostitute......Behind the Scenes Ruth and Boaz, the Redeemer and the Moabite David and Bathsheba, Behind the Scenes “The Promise” Behind the Scenes with Abraham and Sarah “David ~ In the Midst of a Plague” Biblical Perspectives of COVID-19 Noah and the Ark~Behind the Scenes Cultivating the Christ....From the Seed to the Tree About the Author Jana Jones McDowell DVM, DAVCA, DAVECC has spent a lifetime practicing Veterinary Medicine and former Professor at a College of Veterinary Medicine. A Christian, Dr. Jones began her research into Biblical studies a number of years ago, focusing on "context." Her research revolves around the "context," with the study and application of the Judaica Books of the Prophets and the Hagiographa (A new English translation of the Hebrew Masoretic text and commentaries by Rashi and other Rabbinical scholars), and the books of the Midrash Rabbah. The basis of this was the exegesis of the Hebrew bible with application to the origins of Christianity. Now retired, Dr. Jones spends time researching and applying the depth of her studies into books and as a student of the Israel Bible Center, studying deeper into Jewish context and it’s application to Christianity. Dr. Jones and her husband, reside in the southwest with their horses, bengal cat named Ravi and their border collie, Sarah.


Mark 1 8 Macarthur New Testament Commentary

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Description : "The gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God." Those words not only begin Mark’s gospel, but they also capture one of its most important themes—one that builds throughout the first eight chapters until it reaches its climax in Mark 8:29, where Peter acknowledges, "You are the Christ." Join John MacArthur as he explains each verse in a way that is both doctrinally precise and intensely practical. Taking into account the cultural, theological, and Old Testament contexts of each passage, MacArthur tackles interpretive challenges and fairly evaluates differing views, giving the reader confidence in his conclusions. The MacArthur New Testament Commentary series comes from the experience, wisdom, and insight of one of the most trusted ministry leaders and Bible scholars of our day. Each volume was written to be as comprehensive and accurate as possible, dealing thoroughly with every key phrase and word in the Scripture without being unnecessarily technical. This commentary will help to give a better, fuller, richer understanding of God's Word, while challenging the reader to a vibrant personal spiritual walk. A great resource for pastors, teachers, leaders, students, or anyone desiring to dig deeper into Scripture


The Person And Work Of The Holy Spirit

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Description : In this deeply spiritual book, which describes who the Holy Spirit is and how one can come to know him as a person, Torrey's closely examines the work of the Holy Spirit and offers a timely and extensive study of the baptism of the Spirit.


Big Picture Of The Bible

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Description : It's no secret! Everything we need to live a life full of success and purpose is in the Bible. Big Picture of the BibleNew Testament is the perfect companion to the greatest book of all timethe Bible! Journey through the New Testament and see how the story of Jesus Christ translates to Good News for us today! Big Picture of the Bible organizes events in historical sequence providing continuity and understanding of the overall message of the New Testament. God's Plan of Redemption and Salvation is emphasized throughout this study. Readers will see how Jesus Christ fulfilled the plan God laid out in the Old Testament.


Science Grace

Author by : Tim Morris
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Description : Dear Muslim friend, do you believe the words and teachings of your holy Qur'an? Or have you unknowingly rejected the testimony of the Qur'an about Jesus (or Isa) and about the prior revelations that God sent to bear witness to him? If you trust the Qur'an and have an open and prayerful heart, you may be surprised at what it says about the prophet Jesus. The Testimony of the Qur'an The Qur'an declares many wonderful things about the prophet Jesus. Three surahs (or chapters) are named after references to him, and he is spoken of in fifteen surahs (ninety-three verses) altogether, more than any other person in the entire Qur'an. The Qur'an teaches that Jesus healed the sick and raised the dead (3:49; 5:113), was born of the virgin Mary (3:45-47; 23:50; 19:16-22), brought the gospel to the Jewish people (3:49-51; 13:38), and was an apostle and prophet of God (3:49; 6:85-90). In the Qur'an, Jesus alone is supported by the Holy Spirit (2:87, 253). Jesus alone is called “the Word of God” (3:45; 4:171) and “the Messiah” (“Christ,” 3:45; 4:157, 172, etc). Yet the Qur'an is not the only testimony to Jesus. Nor is it the primary one. The Qur'an repeatedly states that God sent prior revelations to the Jews and the Christians: The Torah (Taurat), the Psalms (Zabur), and the Gospel (Injil). Have you ever read what these prophetic words say about Jesus? The Qur'an's Testimony to God's Prior Revelations But you may wonder if the Jewish and Christian Scriptures are really trustworthy revelations from God. Perhaps you have been told that they have been corrupted or lost. What does the Qur'an say about this? God Sent Other Scriptures Prior to the Qur'an In numerous places the Qur'an testifies that God gave the Jews and the Christians revelations in the past: “He sent down the Law (of Moses) and the Gospel (of Jesus) before this, as a guide to mankind” (3:3-4); “Say, 'We believe in the revelation which has come down to us and in that which came down to you'” (29:46; cf. 6:89; 2:136; 5:46-47; 7:157). These Revelations Existed During Muhammad's Time In other passages the Qur'an is clear that these Scriptures existed during Muhammad's lifetime: “Say 'O People of the Book! Ye have no ground to stand upon unless ye stand fast by the Law, the Gospel, and all the revelation that has come to you from your Lord'” (5:68; cf. 4:136; 10:94 3:93; 5:46, 59, 68-69). It would be impossible for Christians and Jews (the People of the Book) to “stand fast” by these revelations unless they were still in their possession at that time. Many ancient copies exist of both the Torah and the Gospel that are dated centuries before Muhammad. These are entirely consistent with the books known in the Bible as the Old and New Testament. The Qur'an Was Sent to Confirm & Guard These Scriptures Other verses claim that the Qur'an was sent to “confirm” the scriptures that God had sent beforehand: “This is a Book which We have sent down, bringing blessings, and confirming (the revelations) which came before it” (6:92, emphasis added; cf., 2:40-41, 89, 91; 3:3). The Qur'an also claims it “guards” these scriptures (5:51). If, however, the Bible had become so thoroughly corrupted that it was no longer capable of guiding the people, as many Muslims now assert, how could the Qur'an be said to “confirm” and “guard” it? God's Revelations Can Never Be Changed by Men According to the Qur'an it is impossible for anyone to change or corrupt God's revelations: “There is none that can alter the words (and decrees) of God” (6:34; cf. 6:115); “No change can there be in the words of God” (10:64; cf. 18:27). In fact there is not a single verse in the entire Qur'an stating that the former Scriptures have ever been changed by men or abolished by God. True followers of Jesus believe that God is able to protect his word from all attacks and slanders. All people, including Muslims, are commanded to believe and obey these unchangeable revelations. Jesus said: “Until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished…Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away” (Matthew 5:18; 24:35). God's Revelation of Jesus Christ What then do the Scriptures say about Jesus? The Old Testament prophets tell of God's ancient plan to bless all nations through Abraham's descendant, the coming “Messiah.” The Injil testifies that Jesus is this Messiah and that he was crucified, buried, and raised from the dead according to the prophets. Jesus declared, “Everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled” (Luke 24:44). Jesus did many awesome miracles of healing and deliverance, even raising the dead to life. His greatest sign was his own resurrection from the dead. What was Jesus' testimony about himself in these Scriptures? Jesus said clearly: “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst” (John 6:35). “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life” (John 8:12). “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live” (John 11:25). “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6). “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord” (John 10:11, 18). Jesus repeatedly told his disciples that he came to die as the ultimate sacrifice for the sins of the world (cf., Mark 8:31; 10:45; John 2:18-22; 5:24). He laid down his life on the cross, and three days later he took it up again when he rose from the dead, leaving an empty tomb. After ascending to heaven he appeared in a vision to his disciples and reaffirmed his limitless authority: “Fear not, I am the first and the last, and the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades” (Revelation 1:17-18). Who is Jesus? The prophets proclaimed the days of the Messiah's coming. They bear witness that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name (Acts 3:24;10:43). When Jesus' great forerunner, the prophet Yahya (John the Baptist), introduced Jesus to the people of Israel, he said: “After me comes he who is mightier than I, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. I have baptized you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit” (Mark 1:7-8). He pointed to Jesus and said: “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29). Jesus once asked his disciples who people thought he was (Matthew 16:13). They told him that many thought he was “one of the prophets.” After various answers were given he asked them: “'But who do you say that I am?'” (Matthew 16:15). The apostle Simon (Peter) immediately replied: “'You are the Christ [Messiah], the Son of the living God”' (Matthew 16:16). Jesus did not rebuke Peter for his answer. Instead, he praised him: “'Blessed are you, Simon Bar-[son of] Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven'” (Matthew 16:17). Please understand that when the Scriptures call Jesus the “Son of God,” they do not imply God had relations with a woman whose offspring was physically God's “son”. God forbid! No, they mean that the Word of God, who was in the beginning with God, took human nature and became a man (John 1:1-3, 14). By the power of the Spirit of God the eternal Word was born of a virgin, as foretold by the prophets. Mary asked the angel Gabriel how this could be; he answered, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy— the Son of God” (Luke 1:35). What about you? Do you believe the prophets? Do you believe that Jesus was telling the truth about himself when he claimed to be the Son of God who came to take away the sins of the world, a claim he proved by his resurrection from the dead? Why did God send us these revelations? Jesus' disciple John gives us the answer: “But these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name” (John 20:31). If you truly desire to know God's will, read the prophets! Read the gospel of Jesus the Messiah! Experience Jesus' promise for yourself: “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me… Whoever comes to me I will never cast out” (John 14:1; 6:37). *All Qur'anic citations are from A. Yusuf Ali's The Holy Qur'an.


Luke Teach Yourself The Bible Series

Author by : Keith Brooks
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Description : The Teach Yourself the Bible Series is one of the best New Testament studies you will find anywhere. Each book in the series is packed full of valuable questions on individual chapters of the Bible, check-ups to test your grasp of scriptural truths, and usable suggestions for group study. Grow in your knowledge of God through each New Testament book, then go on to study six aspects of Christianity essential for all believers: doctrine, prayer, eternal life, prophecy, Christian character, and Bible study. The theme of Luke is Jesus Christ the Son of Man. This is not to obscure His deity or obtrude His humanity but to lift up the manhood of Christ. Study the man who was completely God, the God who became completely man. Strengthen your relationship with the living God with all twenty-five books of the Teach Yourself the Bible Series. Each volume is a timeless, yet practical, study of the Word of God.


Unlock The Bible In 30 Days

Author by : Colin S. Smith
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Description : Even though the Bible is the perennial best-selling book, many people have a difficult time understanding how to study it. Unlock the Bible in 30 Days is a wonderful tool to gain an overview of the Bible's amazing truths. Colin Smith unlocks the mystery of God's word in three stages: the Old Testament where God introduces Himself, the Gospels where we meet Jesus Christ, and finally the letters of the New Testament where we meet the Holy Spirit. Perfect for either individual or group study.


The Bible For Beginners And The Rest Of Us

Author by : Arlington McRae
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Description : In this new series - BIBLE THREADS, Keys to Understanding the Bible - Arlington McRae offers us a fresh new 21st century paradigm for how we approach the Bible and understand its essential message. The Bible presents us with a series of stories and related events. The question becomes, "How are these stories and events connected? And what are we to do with them?" The answer is found in understanding "Bible Threads". A Bible thread is the link or bridge that connects the stories and books. A Bible thread is what each story and/or book has in common with other books or stories from Genesis to Revelation. This series addresses the indispensable threads to prepare you to read your Bible enthusiastically with great understanding; and to allow you the joy of discovering other threads for yourself through your own daily Bible study. This volume offers a power packed, Jesus inspired, potentially life-changing resource as it presents the Bible to us in its simplest form. Starting at the beginning, the author walks us through a new "perspective" and a new "context" for how we understand and interpret what we read. It is designed for (a) those of us new to the Bible, and (b) those who never received a comprehensive overview of the Bible that makes sense to them. In this volume, the author lays out the structure and the over all story - the big picture - of the Bible. This presentation is designed to broaden the context for how we interpret and unify the various books and stories. At the completion of this volume, you will be encouraged to read your Bible and to study it more intelligently with much more confidence and with a satisfying sense of accomplishment.


The Gospel Of Jesus Christ

Author by : Yeshua Ben Yosef
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Description : Here contained within this scroll are to be found the complete words of Jesus the Messiah also known in the bible as; Emmanuel, Jesus Christ, the Alpha & Omega, the Light, the Son of Man, the Son of God, the Sun of Righteouness, the Only Begotten Son of God, the Word of God, The Amen and others. Extracted from the New Testament, King James Version Bible.


The Deep Things Of God

Author by : Thomas Pulickal
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Description : In the beginning, the Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and the man became a living soul. This breath of the living soul was breathed out by Christ at His death on the Cross and again after the resurrection, He breathed on the disciples the Spirit of God, saying, “Receive the Holy Spirit,” thereby enabling man the transition from the first man Adam into the second man Christ. At the death of Christ, the old covenant along with the external and natural ways of relating with God was nailed to the Cross, bringing forth in His resurrection, the New Covenant life, the body of resurrection, known as the body of Christ, where all those united to Christ in the spirit become one with Him. God wants the entire mankind to live in and by the New Covenant which is the reality or substance of the person of Christ as the indwelling life within us since this is the eternal plan, purpose and will of God. The Bible thus presents two realms, one of death and the other of life, through the old and the New Covenant, with two different types of relationships. God did not improve or modify the first man Adam on the Cross but crucified Adam in Christ and this is known as the judgement where Adam has been separated from Christ. This reality has to be inworked within the soul of every human being, for the transition from the natural and the earthly into the heavenly and the spiritual and thus from the living soul Adam to the life-giving Spirit Christ. This book unfolds the truth that Christianity is neither a religion nor an organisation but a true Christian is characterised by the resurrected life of Christ dwelling within him. This realisation enables him to produce the fruit, which is the increase of Christ and thereby achieve the harvest of a people living by the life of Christ. In this way, true salvation, defined as the fullness of Christ in the human soul becomes a reality, proclaiming to the world that the evidence of salvation is, “It is not I who live but Christ who lives in me.”


Bible Basics

Author by : Duncan Heaster
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Description : Bible Basics is a detailed study of basic Biblical doctrines and teachings. It's a self study guide, with questions at the end of each of the 11 sections. It's designed to go through the basic message of the Bible from start to finish. Bible Basics is a positive presentation of the Gospel, but there are digressions to discuss difficult Bible passages, and to demonstrate that many confusing doctrines such as the Trinity, immortal soul and infant sprinkling are not Biblical nor strictly Christian, but instead merely the creation of mainstream church theologians. The book presents Biblical Christianity. Duncan Heaster is a Christadelphian and the book is also a summary of the doctrines of the Christadelphian faith. The Christadelphian church uses the book as a standard reference.Study 1: God 1.1 The Existence Of God 1.2 The Personality Of God BP 1: Knowing God 1.3 God's Name And Character BP 2: Grace (John Parkes) BP 3: The All Seeing God BP 4: God Is Omnipotent BP 5: Responding To The One God 1.4 The Angels BP 6: God As Creator Dig. 1: God Manifestation Dig. 2: Why The Trinity Was Accepted Study 2: The Spirit Of God 2.1 Definition 2.2 Inspiration 2.3 Gifts Of The Holy Spirit 2.4 The Withdrawal Of The Gifts 2.5 The Bible The Only Authority Dig. 3: Is The Holy Spirit A Person? Dig. 4: The Principle Of Personification BP 7: The Implications Of Inspiration Study 3: The Promises Of God 3.1 Introduction 3.2 The Promise In Eden 3.3 The Promise To Noah 3.4 The Promise To Abraham 3.5 The Promise To David BP 8: Covenant Relationship With God Study 4: God And Death 4.1 The Nature Of Man 4.2 The Soul 4.3 The Spirit 4.4 Death Is Unconsciousness 4.5 The Resurrection 4.6 The Judgment BP 9: Judgment Now 4.7 The Place Of Reward: Heaven Or Earth? 4.8 Responsibility To God 4.9 Hell Dig. 5: Purgatory Dig. 6: Ghosts And Reincarnation Dig. 7: The 'Rapture' BP 10: The Motivational Power Of Understanding Death Study 5: The Kingdom Of God 5.1 Defining The Kingdom 5.2 The Kingdom Is Not Now Established 5.3 The Kingdom Of God In The Past 5.4 The Kingdom Of God In The Future 5.5 The Millennium Dig. 8: The Kingdom Of God Now (Graham Bacon) BP 11: What The Kingdom Of God Means Today Study 6: God And Evil 6.1 God And Evil 6.2 The Devil And Satan 6.3 Demons Dig. 9: The Implications And Origin Of The Belief In A Personal Satan Dig. 10: Witchcraft Dig. 11: What Happened In Eden? Dig. 12: Lucifer BP 12: Battle For The Mind Study 7: The Origin Of Jesus. 7.1 Old Testament Prophecies Of Jesus 7.2 The Virgin Birth 7.3 Christ's Place In God's Plan 7.4 "In the beginning was the word" Dig. 13: Jesus The Son Of God (Michael Gates) Dig. 14: Did Jesus Create The Earth? BP 13: Jesus Didn’t Pre-exist: And So What? Study 8: The Nature Of Jesus 8.1 Introduction 8.2 Differences Between God And Jesus 8.3 The Nature Of Jesus 8.4 The Humanity Of Jesus 8.5 The Relationship Of God With Jesus BP 14: The Real Christ Dig. 15: How The Real Christ Was Lost Dig. 16: The Divine Side Of Jesus Study 9: The Work Of Jesus 9.1 The Victory Of Jesus 9.2 The Blood Of Jesus 9.3 Jesus As Our Representative 9.4 Jesus And The Law Of Moses 9.5 The Sabbath Dig. 17 The Crucifix Dig. 18: Was Jesus Born On Dec. 25th? BP 15: The Meaning Of Christ’s Resurrection For Us BP 16: Christ Died For Me- So What Should I Do? BP 17: The Real Cross BP 18: The Inspiration Of The Cross Study 10: Baptism Into Jesus 10.1 The Vital Importance Of Baptism 10.2 How Should We Be Baptized? 10.3 The Meaning Of Baptism 10.4 Baptism And Salvation Dig. 19: Re-baptism Dig. 20 The Thief On The Cross BP 19: The Certainty Of Salvation Study 11: Life In Christ 11.1 Introduction 11.2 Holiness 11.2.1 The Use Of Force 11.2.2 Politics 11.2.3 Worldly Pleasures 11.3 Practical Christian Life 11.3.1 Bible Study 11.3.2 Prayer 11.3.3 Preaching 11.3.4 Ecclesial Life 11.3.5 The Breaking Of Bread


Mark 9 16 Macarthur New Testament Commentary

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Description : "The gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God." Those words not only begin Mark’s gospel, but they also capture one of its most important themes—one that continues throughout the final eight chapters, beginning with the transfiguration and culminating with the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Join John MacArthur as he explains each verse in a way that is both doctrinally precise and intensely practical. Taking into account the cultural, theological, and Old Testament contexts of each passage, MacArthur tackles interpretive challenges and fairly evaluates differing views, giving the reader confidence in his conclusions. The MacArthur New Testament Commentary series comes from the experience, wisdom, and insight of one of the most trusted ministry leaders and Bible scholars of our day. Each volume was written to be as comprehensive and accurate as possible, dealing thoroughly with every key phrase and word in the Scripture without being unnecessarily technical. This commentary will help to give a better, fuller, richer understanding of God's Word, while challenging the reader to a vibrant personal spiritual walk. A great resource for pastors, teachers, leaders, students, or anyone desiring to dig deeper into Scripture


The Conclusion Of The New Testament 7

Author by : Witness Lee
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Description : In the Lord’s recovery during the past five hundred years the church’s knowledge of the Lord and His truth has been continually progressing. This monumental and classical work by Brother Witness Lee builds upon and is a further development of all that the Lord has revealed to His church in the past centuries. It is filled with the revelation concerning the processed Triune God, the living Christ, the life-giving Spirit, the experience of life, and the definition and practice of the church. In this set Brother Lee has kept three basic principles that should rule and govern every believer in their interpretation, development, and expounding of the truths contained in the Scriptures. The first principle is that of the Triune God dispensing Himself into His chosen and redeemed people; the second principle is that we should interpret, develop, and expound the truths contained in the Bible with Christ for the church; and the third governing principle is Christ, the Spirit, life, and the church. No other study or exposition of the New Testament conveys the life nourishment or ushers the reader into the divine revelation of God’s holy Word according to His New Testament economy as this one does.


Home And Church Bible Study Commentaries From The Book Of Hebrews

Author by : Larry D. Alexander
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Description : EDITORIAL REVIEW: Long ago GOD spoke many times and in many different ways to our ancestors, through HIS prophets. Today, GOD continues to speak to us through HIS written word, and through the example of JESUS CHRIST, HIS SON. The Book of Hebrews exalts CHRIST, perhaps, more than any other book in the bible. It describes in great detail, the superiority of CHRIST JESUS to everything in the Old Testament, including Moses, the angels, the entire priesthood, and, the old animal sacrificial system. The author of the Book of Hebrews clearly has a superior, SPIRIT led understanding of the perspective that was provided by JESUS, during HIS three-year earthly ministry. This letter to the Hebrews goes a long ways toward developing an understanding regarding the relationship between the interpretation of Old Testament Law, and New Testament faith. Hopefully, my commentaries on this book will help to pass that understanding on to every reader who decides to read


The Gospel Of Jesus Christ

Author by : Yeshua Ben Yosef
Languange : en
Publisher by : CreateSpace
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Description : Here contained within this scroll are to be found the complete words of Jesus the Messiah also known in the bible as; Emmanuel, Jesus Christ, the Alpha & Omega, the Light, the Son of Man, the Son of God, the Sun of Righteouness, the Only Begotten Son of God, the Word of God, The Amen and others. Extracted from the New Testament, King James Version Bible.


Ministry Bible Study

Author by : Dennis Minott
Languange : en
Publisher by : Page Publishing Inc
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Description : This book is for all people of the world, for all believers in God. It's a great source for group Bible study, Sunday school lesson, etc. and a must-have book for every believers. This book is designed to edify the saint and upbuild the body of Christ. If you're a pastor, an evangelist, minister, a deacon, or someone just desiring to know more about the Word of God and about Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit well, let's take an adventure in this book, which is also designed for the following:


Who Is God Acadia Studies In Bible And Theology

Author by : Richard Bauckham
Languange : en
Publisher by : Baker Academic
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Description : Internationally respected scholar Richard Bauckham offers a brief, engaging study of divine revelation in Scripture. He probes the deep meaning of well-known moments in the biblical story in order to address the key question the Bible is designed to answer: Who is God? Accessible for laypeople and important to scholars, this volume begins by exploring three key events in the Bible in which God is revealed: Jacob's dream at Bethel (the revelation of the divine presence), Moses at the burning bush (the revelation of the divine Name), and Moses on Mount Sinai (the revelation of the divine character). In each case, Bauckham traces these themes through the rest of Scripture. He then shows how the New Testament builds on the Old by exploring three revelatory events in Mark's Gospel, events that reveal the Trinity: Jesus's baptism, transfiguration, and crucifixion. This book is based on the Frumentius Lectures for 2015 at the Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology in Addis Ababa and on the Haywood Lectures for 2018 at Acadia Divinity College, Nova Scotia.