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Because of the glorious Lord Jesus Christ, true life now—and eternal life forever—is yours to know and enjoy. What the Scripture reveals about Him is worth more than all knowledge, all riches, and all happiness in this world.
Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:19-21
Who we understand Jesus to be has profound and inexorable consequences for both this life and eternity. In this life, whether we understand the Lord Jesus to be a mere man, the prophet before Muhammad, the virgin-born Messiah who is not God incarnate, or the one true God of the Old Testament manifest in flesh to die for sinners and rise to rule God’s earthly kingdom will shape not only what outward religion we associate with, but by extension our understanding of the Bible, morality, life’s priorities, the definitions of sin and righteousness, God’s authority and right to command us, and more. For eternity, arguably the chief ramification of our understanding of Christ is where we will spend it! While only God knows the heart, someone with a faulty understanding of Christ can have no confidence their home in heaven is secure. Read more
That our Lord would entrust the execution (and to an extent, the very success) of His mission to fallible, sinful men is perhaps one of the most shocking things in all of Holy Scripture. You see, our Lord’s personal mission was in one sense very narrow: He was to become a man (while of course remaining fully the eternal, Almighty God), live a perfect life in obedience to God’s holy Law, die as a substitute for sinners, rise bodily from the dead to prove the Father accepted His sacrifice and as a down payment of His people’s own resurrection, and ascend back into heaven in that same glorified physical body to rule and reign until He appears in glory. The foundation of world redemption pivoted upon what happened for three years in Galilee two thousand years ago, and even more narrowly over three days in the spring of AD 30. Read more
Last week, we began a study of the demonstration of Jesus’ authority in choosing His twelve apostles—those foundation stones of His household-kingdom and the human means of extending His mission after His return to heaven. Today, we look at the men themselves. Read more
Right response to the Lord Jesus is at the heart of saving, sanctifying faith. We cannot be converted (initially saved) if we do not possess what the Bible understands to be an ordinate confession of Christ (though it will obviously be more limited and inchoate than that of a mature disciple). And we cannot be finally saved (enter heaven and experience the glories of being raised immortal onto a renewed earth) if we do not persevere in a right relationship to the Lord Jesus—one of obedience, certainly, but more basically and fundamentally a right intellectual understanding of and heart affection to Him, one that then moves the will forth, in great joy and faith, to by faith obey what He says. Read more
In Genesis 1, after our Lord made the pinnacle of His creation (man and woman), He instituted a day of rest, the Sabbath. This day began His sustaining work; His creative work was completed. From that day onward, He has invited man to join in His Sabbath rest, giving Israel the Sabbath day on which they too could rest from their labor and enjoy the goodness of His creation while worshiping and communing with Him. This day begins the wonderful biblical theme of “rest,” a complex and beautiful idea that spans the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Read more