Author Archives: Looking unto Jesus

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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GALATIANS

Most of Paul’s epistles were written to specific churches (ie. “the church of God which is at Corinth,” 1 Corinthians 1:2; “to all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi,” Philippians 1:1), but this letter was addressed “to … Continue reading

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1 & 2 CORINTHIANS

The apostle Paul began the church at Corinth while on his second missionary journey (Acts 18). He stayed in the city for a year and a half teaching the gospel (Acts 18:11). The two letters were written in close succession … Continue reading

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ROMANS

The book of Romans is the first epistle (letter) we come to in the New Testament. It was from the apostle Paul (1:11) to the church at Rome (1:7), but was recorded by a scribe named Tertius (16:22). At the … Continue reading

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ACTS

The full name of the book is “The Acts of the Apostles,” though we typically refer to it as “Acts.” This book is the continuation of Luke’s writing (Acts 1:1; cf. Luke 1:3). In the first record, he wrote about … Continue reading

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When Does Life Begin?

This past week, I received the following inquiry:“When would you say a person’s soul is created?” It is an immensely important question. At what point are we a living being? When does human life begin? It is a question which … Continue reading

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JOHN

John is the fourth and final gospel account. The author is the apostle John, a former fisherman along with James, his brother, working on the boat of Zebedee, their father. He was part of the inner circle of Jesus’ friends … Continue reading

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LUKE

Luke is the third of the four gospel accounts. The author is the only gospel writer (in fact, the only New Testament writer) who is not Jewish. A statement by Paul in Colossians 4:10-14 identifies Luke as a Gentile (presumed … Continue reading

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The Fragrance Of Christ

“Now thanks be to God who always leads us to triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved … Continue reading

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MARK

Mark is the second and shortest of the four gospel accounts. The author’s given name is John, though we typically refer to him by his surname, Mark. He lived with his mother, Mary, in Jerusalem (Acts 12:12), but left to … Continue reading

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