I love seeing people learn new things about God from the Bible. Perhaps the biggest surprise is when people read that God came to earth as a man 2017 years: Jesus is fully God and fully man, God is Jesus!
Though we struggle to understand how this can be, it’s a central truth to Christianity. In fact, without this truth there can be no revelation of God, no salvation, and no assurance of what happens to us when we die.
When the Jews asked Jesus to tell them plainly who he is, Jesus said: I and the Father are one (John 10:30).
Jesus is distinct from the Father – I and the Father. And at the same time they ‘are one’ the same thing.
The Bible teaches God is Triune: one God who is three persons each equally divine – Father, Son, and Spirit. My prayer is that today we’ll all have a greater appreciation that Jesus is God!
In Christ, Tory Cayzer.
We joke about how stupid sheep are.
Did you know, in Palestine still today shepherds lead their sheep by calling them? The sheep know the voice of their shepherd, and follow. Jesus used this fact to explain how his people follow him.
Jesus said, ‘I am the good shepherd.’ His sheep – the people who follow him – know his voice and follow him.
What’s more, Jesus is the shepherd worth following because he gives life to the full – salvation. He did that for his sheep by laying his life down for them, when he died on the cross to win forgiveness of sin.
Do you hear and follow the voice of Jesus?
His word is the Bible, and so as a church let’s be committed to reading and presenting the Bible plain and unchanged. His voice is life.
In Christ, Tory Cayzer.
The Bible gives a window in the spiritual battle happening around us and in us. It when Satan entered the Garden and tempted Adam and Eve to begin a rebellion against God’s word.
It’s not just the demon-possessed encounters and supernatural, but the everyday and mundane as Satan tempts us in his ways.
But the overwhelming message of the Bible is: keep calm for Christ has won!
God rules over all, including the demonic and supernatural. Through the cross Jesus has defeated all the powers and authorities of the spiritual realm. In Jesus, we have forgiveness of sin and so now Satan is powerless over us because he has nothing to accuse or condemn us with.
So the message of the Bible is to stand firm in Jesus. Read the Bible, pray, and live a godly life.