“For He laid its foundation over the seas, and He built it over the rivers.(Psalm 24:2) David continues his praise of God for what He has done. The earth belongs to God not only because God has created it, but also because God has separated the land from the seas and made the land […]More
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“A Psalm of David: The earth and all its fullness is Yahweh’s; The world and that dwelling in it.” (Psalm 24:1) It is always good, when we come to psalms that contain a superscription, to remember that these superscriptions are part of the original text, and thus are inspired as well as the text […]More
The Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7) I. The Setting (Matthew 5: 1-2) II. Opening (Matthew 5: 3-16) a. The Beatitudes (Matthew 5: 3-12) i. Blessings for those broken coming to salvation (Matthew 5: 3-5) ii. Blessings for those who respond, hungering for the Gospel (Matthew 5: 6) iii. Blessings for […]More
There are actually a couple words in the New Testament that are used to convey the idea of repentance and conversion, of which “metanoeo” is one. You always need to be careful in defining a term according to its constituent parts, as sometimes that will lead you widely astray. For example, if we were to […]More
Oh how important it is for us to worship Jesus! He is worthy of our praise and no one else is. Mohammed was not worthy, Buddha was not worthy, Krishna was not worthy, our governments are not worthy, humanistic teachers are not worthy—no one but Jesus is worthy of our praise and adoration. Jesus is […]More
In terms of how we are to celebrate the Sabbath day, God gives us five commands within the Pentateuch to guide our worship: 1) The Sabbath is given to us as a day to rest from our labors and reflect on their completion: Gen. 2:1 ¶ Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and […]More
The word in Hebrew that is translated as testimony is tWd[e (eduth), and is derived from d[e (ed—note that both of these words are pronounced with an “ae” sound in English). Both words carry similar meanings, though the connotations vary somewhat in terms of how they are used. The first word, tWd[e (eduth), refers […]More