For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain (Philippians 1:21, KJV) What a remarkable statement from Paul the Apostle! As he drew close to the end of his ministry on the earth, while in prison, he wrote to encourage the Philippians. He says for him to continue living is Christ. But
And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth (Revelation 3:7, KJV) Jesus quoted Isaiah 22:22 as the One having the key of
But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him (Matthew 8:27, KJV) Jesus was a walking wonder on the earth. It is easy for us to read about His life today and understand that He was God in retrospect. I want you to put
For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ (Galatians 3:27, KJV) I love picking out figurative language in scripture because it opens my understanding to comprehend what the Lord is saying fully. Sometimes they are not very obvious, such as in the verse above. The phrase “put on”
Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it (Ephesians 5:25, KJV) Ever met someone who said something in the line of “ I love Jesus but I just cannot stand Church people?” Or maybe you have felt this way before, or possibly still feel this way
Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life (Romans 6:4, KJV) The climax of Easter is the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. His death is crucial, but
Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature (Colossians 1:15, KJV) The book of Colossians is replete with revelations of the mysteries of the Person of our Lord Jesus Christ. The Apostle Paul says He is the “firstborn of every creature.” What does this mean? Was Jesus created? Is the
Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ (Galatians 3:16, KJV) The Apostle Paul presents an excellent logical discourse on the spiritual implications of the seed or offspring of Abraham in Galatians 3.