Devotional

The Words of Christ

June 1, 2020

Words can be powerful, and at times, have changed the course of history. Out of all the words ever recorded, the words of Jesus have unparalleled quality. On one occasion, the chief priest of Israel sent a band of soldiers to arrest Jesus as He was teaching in the temple. When they returned without having […]

The Miracles of Christ

May 25, 2020

As we continue our look at the uniqueness of Jesus, we come to the subject of miracles. Jesus was unique in His display of miraculous power. Others have displayed miraculous power— Moses, for example, and some of the Hebrew prophets—but they were only instruments through whom God was working. Jesus, on the other hand, performed […]

The Life of Christ

May 18, 2020

As we have seen, not only was Jesus’ birth unique, but His sinless life also sets Him apart from every other human being. We are all sinners even on our best day—yet Jesus never succumbed to temptation. In John 8:46 we find Jesus in the midst of a group of men debating His messianic claims. […]

The Prophetic Birth of Christ

May 11, 2020

One other unique aspect of the birth of Christ that has already been alluded to is that His birth was predicted centuries before it occurred. There is no one else in history whose birth was foretold to that extent. There were a few other people in the biblical record whose births were announced before their […]

The Virgin Birth of Christ

May 4, 2020

Every person’s life began through the same basic process, but Jesus was different. He did not have a biological father but was born by a miraculous move of God’s Spirit upon a young Jewish virgin named Miriam (Mary). From the beginning of human history, the Scriptures declared that the Savior would come in an extraordinary […]

The Uniqueness of Jesus

April 27, 2020

When I was a boy, one of my favorite things about Easter (besides time off from school) was something not even my best friend would have been able to guess. Back then I wasn’t particularly religious, but one of the main highlights of my Easter vacation (60s term for spring break) was the opportunity to […]

The Practical Implications of the Rapture

April 20, 2020

For the past several weeks, we have looked at the fact that the Bible teaches the rapture and that it is clearly a pre-tribulational event. What then are the practical implications of the rapture? What does this mean to us personally today? How does it work itself out our lives? Three things come to mind. […]

Jesus Will Come As a Thief

April 13, 2020

Reason Seven for a Pre-Tribulational Rapture The final reason why I believe the rapture will occur before the tribulation, to me, seals the argument. There are many passages in the New Testament that speak of Jesus coming as a thief: Matthew 24:43; Luke 12:39; 1 Thessalonians 5:2; 2 Peter 3:10; Revelation 3:3; and Revelation 16:15. […]

Some Will Know the Day of the Second Coming

April 6, 2020

Reason Six for a Pre-Tribulational Rapture The prophet Daniel was told that those who saw the “abomination of desolation” (Daniel 12:11) would know exactly how long until the end. However, Jesus said, “But of that day and hour no one knows” (Mark 13:32). This poses a problem if the Second Coming and the Rapture are […]

A Post-Tribulational Rapture Leaves No Sheep to Separate from the Goats

March 30, 2020

Reason Five for a Pre-Tribulational Rapture In Matthew 25:31–32, Jesus said: When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a […]