Blog Posts - New Testament



The Politically Incorrect Messiah

He never was politically correct. Joel Kontinen If Jesus had been politically correct, He would never have overturned the tables of the money changers and driven out all who were buying and selling in the temple in Jerusalem (Matthew 21:12).
by Joel Kontinen on Jan 31, 2016

Details Suggest The Gospels Are Eyewitness Accounts

The empty cross has a prominent place in the Gospels. Joel Kontinen Many people think that the Gospels were written several decades after the eyewitnesses of the events described in them had passed away. However, if we look at the details the aut...
by Joel Kontinen on Jan 26, 2016

The Brand New Testament: Le tout nouveau testament (2015) BRRip

¿Qué pasaría si Dios existiese y viviese en Bruselas? Dios en la tierra es un cobarde, tiene patéticos códigos morales y su conducta con su familia es odiosa. Su hija Ea, que se aburre mortalmente en la anodina Bruselas, decide rebelarse contra...
by Peliculasmas.com on Jan 20, 2016

Seeing God: Discourse with Jesus (purpose and power)

God has revealed His purpose and power for us in this New Year’s journey to see God. Three questions are posted here today with answers from Jesus Himself. I have … Continue reading →...

Seeing God: Interactive Discourse with Jesus (unique Q n A 6-8)

In this New Year’s journey to see God, we continue to be engaged with the discourse with Jesus. Three questions and answers are posted here today with no particular sequence. … Continue reading →...

Seeing God: Interactive Discourse with Jesus (unique 1-5 Q n A)

Today we go interactive in a discourse with the King. King Jesus speaks through asking questions. And all His subjects are required to answer. Why? Questions demand answers. Often He … Continue reading →...

A Fresh Approach

It is very easy to let past sermons influence your next sermon. The way a passage is traditionally handled can easily become the default way we feel it should be handled again. Now there is a positive side to this. If a passage is traditionally handl...
by Biblical Preaching on Jan 4, 2016

Dangerous Resolutions

The New Year is traditionally a time for new or renewed commitments. January is the busiest month of the year for gyms and health clubs . . . and February is often the quietest!  New diets are typically added to personal fitness goals, and then perh...
by Biblical Preaching on Jan 1, 2016

Brief Advent Devotionals

During the past few weeks I have shared some advent devotionals. Here are a few that you might appreciate: Christmas Says Who? Not What? Christmas Gift The Heart of Christmas Facing Uncertainty With Immanuel Delivering Innocents The Transformer Chris...
by Biblical Preaching on Dec 23, 2015

Star Wars: Awakening the Force of Reverse Nostalgia in Preaching

Yesterday I wrote about Star Wars and tied one thought into preaching. The critical ingredient in this movie seems to be its use of “nostalgia” – not just familiar score, scenery and action, but especially familiar characters. Almos...
by Biblical Preaching on Dec 22, 2015

Christmas Preaching and the Nitty Gritty of Life

Too easily our Christmas preaching can slide toward quaint and familiar yore. The Christmas story can feel like a very familiar old fable with all its beautiful and eclectic characters. Yet the first Christmas was a time of great confusion. Let’...
by Biblical Preaching on Dec 15, 2015

Human origins of the biblical canon

One component of counter-apologetics, and certainly Christian apologetics, that isn’t discussed very often, but perhaps should be, is the creation of the Bible itself; that is, the series of events leading up to what we...
by Our Daily Train on Dec 12, 2015

Let Christmas Improve Your Preaching

I just wrote a brief devotional post stirred by the quote from Pleased to Dwell in the image. You can click here to go to that post. This quote stirs a preaching thought: How can Christmas improve our preaching? Think about Moses for a moment. Moses...
by Biblical Preaching on Dec 3, 2015

Let Christmas Preaching Point Deeper

Christmas sermons can feel a little bit superficial. Nostalgic Christmas card scenes described with platitudes about peace on earth, etc. If we are not careful, we can miss a great opportunity to preach the gospel to visitors who may only come to chu...
by Biblical Preaching on Dec 2, 2015

God With Us: A Nazarene?

Would you carry the label, Nazarene?  For some, it is just one of the more obscure labels for Jesus or His followers.  For many believers in the Middle East today, it means the most extreme persecution and terrifying uncertainty.  For all of us, i...
by Biblical Preaching on Dec 1, 2015

In the Mail: @Zondervan’s “The Greek-English New Testament: UBS 5th Revised Edition and NIV”

This really is a beautiful bible and matches up quite well to the other Greek bibles/helps. &lt;br /&gt;<br /> The most widely used edition of the Greek New Testament and the most widely read contemporary English Bible translation are...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Nov 18, 2015

Preaching Against Sin?

The preacher preached about sin.  What did he say?  I think he was against it. So what is sin?  We need to be pondering that if we are going to preach effectively in a sinful world.  Here is a brief video that is hosted on the FOCLonline.org site...
by Biblical Preaching on Oct 20, 2015

Fundamental Fear

Something truly scary landed on my desk. Working for an organization that has many different departments, there’s no way to know everyone. So when something bible-ish arrives in the mail, it gets directed to me. Now, I don’t follow the … Co...

Book Giveaway – W. D. Davies, The Setting of the Sermon on the Mount

To celebrate the happiest time of the year (the beginning of school), I am going to give away a few books on Reading Acts. Two weeks ago, I gave Jake Bodet a copy of The World of the New Testament: Cultural, Social, and Historical Contexts (Grand R...
by Reading Acts on Sep 8, 2015

Judge: On same-sex marriage, ‘personal opinions … not relevant’

While I have been engaged in a debate on social media about the Rowan County, Ky., clerk who has refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses after the Supreme Ruling legalized such unions across the nation, I thought I would offer some thoughts...
by Our Daily Train on Sep 4, 2015


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