Background

Background

HISTORY shows us exactly how God set the table for the revelation of His Son, and the further mobilization of His Body, the Church. Although the world in which Jesus grew up differs radically from today, there are also essential similarities. As we study the salvation history of the Bible, it is interesting to see…

Jesus: Apostle, Prophetic, Teacher, Pastor and Evangelist

Jesus: Apostle, Prophetic, Teacher, Pastor and Evangelist

AS the Lord had very specific specifications when building the tabernacle, or tent of meeting, so the Lord has specific precepts about how His body, church should function (Ex. 25:40; 26:30; 2 Tim. 1:13; Heb. 8:5). Of course, the most important specification is that Jesus Christ is the cornerstone (Matt. 21:42).

Jesus The Revolutionist

Jesus The Revolutionist

Jesus was revolutionary! He did not add anything to the old, no He replaced the old with something much better! Too many believers still think from an Old Testament, old covenant paradigm, and try to weave the words and concepts of the New Testament and new covenant into Christ into the old. Jesus was radically NEW. He paved a whole new path, through His preaching and example, His suffering and death, and His resurrection! The origin of Christianity did not begin in Genesis, it began with Jesus, and His resurrection!

The Pacifism of Jesus

The Pacifism of Jesus

Over the centuries, this difficult issue has been debated in various ways. I’m not going to pretend to be the final answer on this, but everyone should examine the Word of God and accompanying reading material themselves to gain insight and wisdom on exactly how we are going to deal with the presence of evil in our lives.

Jesus the Servant-Leader

Jesus the Servant-Leader

“We have all been called to be foot-washers.” Allan Woods SERVANTHOOD paves the way, to the discovery of purpose of your creation and confirmation of it. “If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor.” (John 12:26). “Servant leadership” is a…

Jesus The Servant

Jesus The Servant

“but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.” (Phil. 2:7-8 – NKJV) IN a world of self-determination, “selfies” and self-enrichment, the biblical concept of serviceability stands in stark…

Jesus The Healer

Jesus The Healer

“What is it about tears that should be so terrifying? The touch of God is marked by tears… deep, soul-shaking tears, weeping… it comes when that last barrier is down and you surrender yourself to health and wholeness.”  ― David Wilkerson, The Cross and the Switchblade WHEN we look closely at the ministry of Jesus…

Jesus The Life-Saver

Jesus The Life-Saver

Saved of what? A bad relationship? A harmful habit? An illness? Too little money? Too much money? Savings-guilt?
When one looks at humanity, then they do not seem to realize they need to be saved from something. Prosperity and life expectancy are higher than ever in history. People who have nothing are looking for a savior. People who are satiated with earthly comfort do not even think about it. The church is trying to convince the world that they need salvation from a whirlpool of immorality, of humanistic and secular worldviews. The post-modern millennial generation wants to see social justice that focuses on earthly, physical care – often without considering spiritual care.