CONCERNING HIMSELF
Luke 24:27 “And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, He expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning Himself” The Scriptures were designed and given to reveal Jesus Christ and God’s plan of Salvation to mankind. A poor understanding of…

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THE APOSTOLIC PATTERN
Acts 18:28 “In Achaia, Apollos vigorously refuted the Jews in public debates, proving from the scriptures that Jesus is the Christ”. Observing the book of Acts closely, we see that all the apostles and disciples adopted Jesus’ style of handling the scriptures. They…

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OUTWARD APPEARANCES
Matthew 23:25 Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, you clean the outside of the cup and dishes and leave the inside unclean. Religion focuses on the outward appearance of people while the Gospel impacts the inner man. Religion focuses on behavior modification…

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THE DYNAMICS OF HUMAN LOVE
Ephesians 3:19 And to know the Love of  Christ that passes knowledge; filled with the fullness of God. The love of God is different from the love of Humans. As humans, we are complex and are influenced by many factors. In engaging another…

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FIRSTFRUITS OFFERING
Exodus 23:19 “Bring the best of the first fruits of your harvest to the house of the LORD your God” Firstfruit was an offering of the first basket of the harvest of wheat, barley, grapes, figs, olive oil, honey, or dates that the…

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GIVING IN JESUS’ MINISTRY
Acts 20:35b “Jesus Himself said: It is more blessed to give than to receive.” New Testament giving is founded on the principles of love, honor, and generosity. This was demonstrated in Jesus’ ministry. Jesus did not meet his needs by performing magic. He…

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RECONCILIATION
“That is, God was in Christ  reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them...” 2 Cor 5:19 This means when God became a man named Jesus, His primary assignment was to reconcile mankind unto Himself not to count men’s sin…

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