• Transfiguration by

    At the beginning of the gospel of John, the apostle declares, “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory.” It is very likely that John is referring here to the transfiguration of Christ …

  • Temptation by

    Immediately after His baptism, Jesus is driven into the wilderness to be tempted by the Devil. We are reminded here not only of Israel’s testing in the wilderness, but of the original test—the temptation of Adam. In this …

  • Baptism by

    After four hundred years of silence, the voice of prophecy resumed in Israel with the arrival of John the Baptist. He came, calling all Israel to repent and be baptized. Jesus’ baptism by John marks the official beginning of His …

  • Boy Jesus in the Temple by

    The New Testament tells us very little about the years between Jesus’ birth and the beginning of His ministry. The gospel of Luke contains the one significant account that exists—the story of Jesus’ visit to the temple at the …

  • Incarnation by

    So often, we think of the work of Christ as something that began when He was baptized in the Jordan River around the age of thirty. In reality, however, the work of Christ began in eternity past in the covenant …

  • Infancy Hymns by

    Throughout the Old Testament, God’s major redemptive acts were celebrated in song. The Song of Moses in Exodus 15 celebrated the redemption of Israel from Egypt. The Song of Deborah in Judges 5 celebrated the defeat of the Canaanites …

  • Saved From God’s Justice by

    If you are a Christian, then you have been saved by grace. You have been saved from the power of sin and a life of despair and vice. But quite often when people ponder their salvation they associate it with …

  • What Is Faith? by

    How do you know that Christianity is true? Scripture tells us that we live by faith and not by sight. The book of Hebrews tells us that faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things …

  • Don’t Be a Spiritual Baby by

    Children often tease one another by calling each other babies. No child, or adult for that matter, wants to be labeled as a baby. As insulting as that may be to us, the author of Hebrews chose that very word …

  • Run the Race with Endurance by

    The Christian life is one of endurance. Yet sometimes, many times in fact, our faith wanes and weakens. What shall we do in those times? Scripture tells us to look to the author and perfector of our faith, Jesus. But …

  • Our Great High Priest by

    Immediately after Jesus was baptized by John, He went into the desert for forty days being tempted by the devil. Why was this necessary? The Bible says He went to learn righteousness. Does that mean that Jesus didn’t know …

  • Who Was Melchizedek? by

    During the formation of the nation of Israel, God set the Levites apart to be the priests of Israel. The genealogy of Jesus gives no indication that He is from Levi, but the book of Hebrews tells us He is …

  • About the Book by

    The apostle Paul wrote more than half of the New Testament. Specifically, some say he only wrote thirteen of the twenty-seven books of New Testament, while others say fourteen. So which is it—thirteen or fourteen? The difference of opinion …

  • Qualities of Christ by

    The New Testament reveals to us that Jesus was more than a miracle-working Messiah from Bethlehem. In fact, He has qualities that precede His own birth. John the Baptist introduced Him to the world as the Lamb of God. Many …

  • Our Hearts Are Restless by

    During the hippy movement in the sixties, the word “peace” found its way into popular usage. This one-word benediction, often accompanied with its universal hand signal, circulates even to this day. But wishing peace upon someone doesn’t make it …