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Jesus’ Tears in Gethsemane

Hebrews 5:7 tells us that Jesus also wept in Gethsemane. It says that in the days of His flesh, Jesus “offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death.” The gospel writers do not specifically record that Jesus wept...
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Christian Living

Putting on the Whole Armor of God

I once heard a story about a farmer who responded to watermelon thieves by putting a sign in his field that said, ‘Warning: One of these melons has been poisoned.’ For a few days, he thought his idea had worked – no more watermelons were stolen. Then, one day, he...
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To give eternal life

I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live forever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. — JOHN 6:51 Our earthly bodies, which are corrupted...
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Church History

Jeremiah Burroughs

Jeremiah Burroughs (or Burroughes) was baptized in 1601 and admitted as a pensioner at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, in 1617. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1621 and a Master of Arts degree in 1624. His tutor was Thomas Hooker. Burroughs’s ministry falls into four periods, all of...
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Jesus, Our Everlasting Father

Scripture Reading: Isaiah 9:2–7; 53:10–12 Father of eternity Everlasting Father Father forever Father of the ages to come...
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Church History

Past Views of Satan

The church’s battle with Satan did not end with the writing of the book of Revelation. Satan continued to work both within the church and from without. He sowed seeds of corruption, heresy, strife, and schism in the visible church. He instigated waves of persecution against the visible church across...
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What does it mean to be created in the image or likeness of God?

Let us make man in our image…. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him. — GENESIS 1:26–27a God created man specifically different from the rest of His creation in terms of bearing His image and likeness. These unique aspects of man’s...
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The Crucial Importance of Christ’s Deity for Christianity

Someone might object that we should not quarrel about words with people who love Jesus and desire to live by his teaching, but accept their faith regardless of whether they agree with a confessional statement about his deity. In reply, we answer that when people say that they love Jesus,...
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Jesus, Our Wonderful Counselor!

Scripture Reading: Isaiah 9:1–7 A given Counselor A listening and all-knowing Counselor A teaching and exemplary Counselor A sympathetic and successful Counselor...
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Christian Living

Pray Believingly

And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall...
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