When the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?

Psalm 11:3

Jesus’s Evangelistic Strategy

In his encounter with the Samaritan woman, Jesus revealed himself as the Messiah and Savior of the world. John wrote down this account so that people would believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God (2:30-31). Chapters 2-4 of John’s Gospel show Jesus on a mission tour from Jerusalem (2:13-3:21) to Judea (3:22-36) to Samaria (4:1-42) to Gentile territory (4:43-54). In this way, we see that the early church’s mission (Acts 1:8) was grounded in Jesus’ own mission... Read More

God’s Gift to the World (John 3:16)

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16), writes the fourth evangelist, drawing out the implications of Jesus’s encounter with Nicodemus (with the majority of commentators, I take John 3:16-21 as the explanatory words of the evangelist rather than the words of Jesus). While Nicodemus is struck by Jesus’s miracles (John 3:2), Jesus announces to him the arrival of God’s Son who... Read More

Urgent Priority: Studying God’s Word

In 2 Timothy 2:15, the apostle Paul writes to young Timothy, “Study to show yourself approved, handling accurately the word of truth.” Other translations vary, rendering the Greek term underlying “Study” as “Be diligent” or the like. However, in the original Greek, the force of the expression conveys great urgency. Used literally, the word means “Hurry!” as when Paul tells Timothy later in the letter to hurry to come to him before winter. Thus the apostle conveyed a great sense... Read More

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