Author Archives: Looking unto Jesus

In Memory of John Hains

1958 – 2022 In 2 Samuel 1, David wrote “the Son of the Bow,” a lamentation for Saul and his son Jonathan who died in battle against the Philistines. David mourned the loss of these two great heroes of Israel. … Continue reading

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JUDE

The author of the book of Jude identifies himself as “…a bondservant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James…” (1:1). Mentioning James in this way infers that he was widely known to the brethren. There are four men named James … Continue reading

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God of the living

Oops! All public speakers have those moments where what they intended to say and what they actually said were not the same thing. In the Sunday sermon on January 16, 2022 (The Christian Bucket List) I referenced Matthew 22:31-32, which … Continue reading

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1, 2 & 3 JOHN

These three epistles are all associated with the apostle John, brother of James, and son of Zebedee, who was in Jesus’ inner circle of friends. Though he is not named specifically in the books, there are internal evidences which would … Continue reading

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1 & 2 PETER

Prior to being a disciple of Christ, Peter was a fisherman working on the Sea of Galilee working with James and John, the sons of Zebedee (Luke 5:10). Peter and his brother were originally from Bethsaida (John 1:44), but they … Continue reading

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JAMES

James identifies himself as “a bondservant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ” (James 1:1). There are three men named James in the New Testament.

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HEBREWS

As per the name, this book was written to Jewish Christians. In his commentary, Robert Milligan summarized the purpose of the book in this way: The primary object of our author in writing this Epistle was manifestly to persuade his … Continue reading

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PHILEMON

While Paul was in prison in Rome, he wrote three letters to churches (Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians) and one personal letter to a beloved friend – Philemon (Philemon 1:1). There are several commendable things about Philemon: The local church met in … Continue reading

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TITUS

Titus was a young Greek man (Galatians 2:3) whom Paul called “a true son in our common faith” (Titus 1:4). This description would indicate Paul had brought Titus to the Lord (1 Corinthians 4:15). We do not know where or … Continue reading

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1 & 2 TIMOTHY

Timothy was a young man from the city of Lystra. His mother was Jewish but his father was Greek (Acts 16:1). The disciples at Lystra spoke well of Him, and so Paul desired for Timothy to join him as he … Continue reading

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