What Makes the Difference?

The resurrection of our Savior is the greatest proof of his divinity and complete success in saving sinners. Any person could see this sign and know that Jesus really was God manifest in the flesh. However, all did not believe even though there was irrefutable evidence. This was even true before Christ’s resurrection when he…

What Day was Christ Crucified?

There are three basic views concerning the day that Christ was crucified. The majority view is a Friday crucifixion, commonly called Good Friday. A second view that has gained some popularity is that Christ was crucified on Wednesday. There is also a third view that blends the other views and places the crucifixion on Thursday….

What Is Your Identity?

“Then Peter, turning about, seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved following; which also leaned on his breast at supper, and said, Lord, which is he that betrayeth thee?” – John 21:20 The Apostle John introduces himself in a curious way quite a few times in his gospel, as “the disciple whom Jesus loved”. This might sound,…

Jesus Stood Still

“And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he [blind Bartimaeus] cried the more a great deal, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me. And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called…” – Mark 10:48-49 As Jesus passed through Jericho, a blind beggar named Bartimaeus cried after the Lord to…

The King of the Jews

“And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was, JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS.” (John 19:19) Pilate here, like so many events surrounding the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, unwittingly declares a great spiritual and doctrinal truth, as he gives Jesus the title of “The King of the…

The Oil Press of Gethsemane

“And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives…Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here while I go and pray yonder.” – Matt. 26:30,36 Just hours before his crucifixion for the salvation of God’s people, Jesus went into the…

Resurrection Week Meditations

In the sense of a traditional “blog” entry, allow me to share my personal meditations and study from the past week. If you caught the entry from last Sunday, you know I had an interaction with a couple of Jehovah’s Witnesses on my front lawn in which I basically “preached” them to the curb and…

Lebanon Is Not Sufficient To Burn

By Benjamin Winslett “And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, nor the beasts thereof sufficient for a burnt offering.” – Isaiah 40:16 In my personal studies this week, I came across the above verse, Isaiah 40:16. The verse contains some very peculiar language and could perhaps be overlooked, but as with much of the Old…

It Is Finished

When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost. – John 19:30 Don’t overlook these words. What was the intent behind Jesus’ words, “it is finished,” as He hung upon the cross? These words are significant and when properly understood teach us a phenomenal truth,…