Jesus Christ

Children Of Promise

Galatians 4:21-31 speaks an allegory to us of two covenants. The one was a covenant proceeding from Mount Sinai, the other producing Children of promise. In our life today we relate to God under one of these two covenants. Our view of God can be like Israel coming to Mount Sinai. When God spoke they…

Free Without Offense: Part 1

In Matt 17:24-27 we read how Jesus responded to a situation of potential offense with those who collected the temple tax. Jesus’ carefulness to not bring offense in the little elementary things of life established His authority to speak God’s Word into people’s lives that did bring offense. However, Jesus always did this in obedience…

Faith – Useless or Perfected

Matthew 17 & Mark 9 record the story of Jesus coming down off the Mountain to find His disciples in a predicament. Their problem was with a demon possessed boy, whom they couldn’t help. Jesus took this opportunity to deal with their real problem. “The littleness of their faith” Matthew 17:20 Romans 4 speaks to…

Arise, And Do Not Be Afraid

There are times in our life when we hear the voice of God speaking a Word to our hearts that commands obedience. Sometimes, this brings a fear into our hearts that can paralyze us. In Matthew 17:5-8 We read of the first time that Peter, James and John had audibly heard the voice of God,…

Behold, My Son!

There was a group of people who were God’s chosen ones, whom He had rescued from slavery, baptized, and fed spiritual food and drink. Yet with most of them He was NOT well pleased. This was because they: craved evil things; allowed food, drink, and play to become idols to them; didn’t take sexual sin…