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Jesus’ Biography and Character

The Life of Christ “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God” (John 1:1). by Joe Megacz Listen to audio  The story of the Life of Christ (from the Greek christos, meaning “anointed”) technically begins at Jordan, when Jesus was baptized and begotten, or anointed, with the holy Spirit at age thirty. At that moment, Jesus became Jesus Christ, Jesus the anointed. But in a very real sense, the Life of Christ began much earlier, long before even []

Three Key Parables

Rich Man, Wheat and Tares, Ten Virgins “But without a parable spake he not unto them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples” (Mark 4:34). by Nathan Austin Listen to audio  The teachings of our Lord and the lessons granted us by the writings of his apostles are all important to us. Comparing the various lessons and parables is like comparing our children. We love them all; one is not of greater value than another. And so, []

Jesus’ Last Days

Our Legacy From Jesus “I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you” (John 13:15). by Todd Alexander Listen to audio  Jesus taught several beautiful doctrinal truths to his Apostles (and to us) during the last days of his ministry. The withered fig tree, the great prophecy of his return in Matthew 24, the parables of the wedding feast, wise and foolish virgins, talents, the sheep and the goats, cleansing of the Temple, and more. These []

A New Generation and a New Direction in Israel’s History

Othniel and Ehud After that whole generation had been gathered to their fathers, another generation grew up, who knew neither the Lord nor what he had done for Israel. (Judges 2:10, all texts from NIV unless otherwise noted.) by Thomas Gilbert Listen to audio  It is a repeated and continuing pattern in human history that a new generation, which has not experienced the traumatic events of the prior generation and consequently not learned the deep lessons and values derived from those events, []

Deborah and Barak vs. Jabin and Sisera

High Tech Cannot Defeat God “From heaven fought the stars” (Judges 5:20 ASV). by Michael Costelli Listen to audio  The account of Deborah and Barak vs Jabin and Sisera is found in Judges chapter four. It opens with the death of Ehud, a former Judge in Israel. The “sons of Israel again did the thing that was wicked in the sight of Yahweh” (Judges 4:1 Rotherham). This wicked condition was repetitive, dating from their deliverance from Egypt at the time of the Exodus []