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Standing on the Word of God – Part 4

“The Doctrines of the Reformation – Scripture Alone”  For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. – Romans 15:4 Having considered some of the historical developments which contributed to the coming of the Reformation we want to take the rest…

Letters to the Seven Churches – Part 16

“Fear not, I am the first and the last, and the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades. Rev. 1:17b-18 As we have observed previously, these letters are written to the Church at all times and in all places, and we must therefore ask what we at…

Letters to the Seven Churches – Part 14

14 “And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: ‘The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God’s creation. 15 “‘I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! 16 So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my…

Prophet, Priest, & King – Part 7

In His incarnation, Christ came into our world in fulfillment of the OT hopes that God would raise up a prophet like Moses, a King like David, and better priest than the Levites who had to offer sacrifices on their own behalf before they could intercede for others. In His Temptation, Jesus demonstrated that He…

Prophet, Priest, & King – Part 6

As we have examined the OT background of the Threefold Office we have seen that this pattern was a part of the original creation and was also expected of Israel as a whole. Individually, each of these offices within Israel anticipated the coming of one who would fulfill these roles in ways that mere men never could. The OT prophets anticipate that…

Prophet, Priest, & King – Part 4

Last week we began to examine the division of the Threefold Office within the nation of Israel. The prophetic office was instituted by God so that He might proclaim His Word to His people. While the prophet represented God to the people, it was also necessary for someone to represent the people before God. The office of priest was instituted by God…

“What sort of man is this, that even winds and sea obey him?” –Mathew 8:27b Well friends, it’s finally here; the end of another election cycle. This coming Tuesday, November 8th Americans will head to the polls to select the 45th President of the United States as well as to cast their vote for various down-ballot candidates. While there have always been…

Genesis Part 23 – God & Jacob: From Jacob to Israel

9 God appeared to Jacob again, when he came from Paddan-aram, and blessed him. 10 And God said to him, “Your name is Jacob; no longer shall your name be called Jacob, but Israel shall be your name.” So he called his name Israel. 11 And God said to him, “I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply. A nation and a…