The Gospel of Luke ~ Chapter 2:12-24 ~ The Advent of Jesus Christ, Pt. 5 ~ The Announcement to the Shepherds, Pt. 4 ~ Lessons of Faith from the Shepherd’s Adoration of Jesus ~ Jesus Named, Circumcised & Presented at the Temple in Fulfillment of the Law

Vol. 18, No. 11 – March 17, 2019 The Gospel of Luke Chapter 2 It is interesting to note that as in the cases of Moses, Gideon, and Zechariah, God spoke to people who were busy carrying out their daily work, Luke 1:11-20; Ex 3:1-10; Judges 6:11-24. God loves to see His child active, not idle!!  Full Article…

The Gospel of Luke ~ Chapter 1:78-80 ~ The Advent of John the Baptist Pt. 4 – Zachariah’s Great Praise, Pt. 4 ~ For Sending the Sunrise for our Salvation ~ A Purpose for the Sunrise: To Give the Knowledge of Salvation ~ Another Purpose for the Sunrise: To Guide Us in the Way of Peace!

Vol. 18, No. 6 – February 10, 2019 The Gospel of Luke Chapter 1 Verses 78-80 d. Praise to God for the coming of “the Sunrise,” the giving of the Messiah, vs. 78-79. Vs. 78 Luke 1:78, “Because of the tender mercy of our God, with which the Sunrise from on high will visit us.” This  Full Article…

The Gospel of Luke ~ Chapter 1:72-77 ~ Advent of John the Baptist Pt. 3 ~ Zachariah’s Great Praise, Pt. 2 ~ For Fulfilling His Promises to Abraham ~ For Sending John to Teach Salvation

Vol. 18, No. 5 – February 3, 2019 The Gospel of Luke Chapter 1 – Verses 72-77 b. Praise to God for Keeping His Promise to Abraham, (the Abrahamic Covenant), vs. 72-75. Vs. 72 Luke 1:72, “To show mercy toward our fathers, and to remember His holy covenant.” “To show,” is the Verb PIOEO once  Full Article…

The Gospel of Luke ~ Chapter 1:36–45 ~ The Announcement of the Birth of the Son of Man to Mary, Pt. 3 ~ Mary, the Picture of a Wonderful, Faithful Servant ~ Elizabeth’s Great Proclamation of Joy in the Messiah ~ Our Response to God’s Word in Faith Must be Done with Haste, Zeal, and Diligence.

Vol. 18, No. 01 – January 6, 2019 The Gospel of Luke Verse 36-45 Vs. 36-37 Gabriel, in grace, continues to provide Mary information about her pregnancy to further bolster and strengthen her faith. Interestingly, even though Mary did not ask for a miraculous sign or confirmation as Zachariah did in doubt and unfaithfulness, the  Full Article…

The Gospel of Luke ~ Chapter 1:28-35 ~ The Announcement of the Birth of the Son of Man to Mary, Pt. 2 ~ God’s Grace Brought Our Savior into the World ~ The Babe’s Eternal Kingdom Announced ~ The Importance of the Virgin Birth!

Vol. 17, No. 51 – December 23, 2018 The Gospel of Luke Chapter 1:28-35 B. The Announcement of the Birth of the Son of Man, Luke 1:26-56. In vs. 26-27, we were introduced to the lowly, humble nature by which our Lord and Savior would be brought into this world. In vs. 28-31, we are introduced  Full Article…

The Gospel of Luke ~ Chapter 1:1-25 ~ Outline & Introduction to the Son of Man, the Savior Presented to Gentiles ~ The Unique Emphasis of the Gospel of Luke ~ The Announcement of the Birth of John the Baptist, a Lesson of Faith!

Vol. 17, No. 49 – December 9, 2018 The Gospel of Luke Outline of the Book, based on Charles Ryrie’s: I. Preface: The Method and Purpose of Writing (1:1-4) II. The Identification of the Son of Man with Men (1:5-4:13)      A. The Announcement of the Birth of John the Baptist (1:5-25)      B.  Full Article…

The Book of Proverbs ~ Chapter 22:22-29 ~ The Wise Care for & Protect the Poor & Afflicted ~ We Become Like Those We Associate with & are to be Wise in Our Financial Dealings ~ Be Satisfied with what God has Blessed You with, Do Your Job Well.

Vol. 17, No. 48 – December 2, 2018 The Book of Proverbs Chapter 22 3. The wise ones care for and protect the poor, vs. 22-29. This section also begins a Decalogue of “Sayings” about wealth, Prov 22:22-23:11. There is an inclusion proscribing taking advantage of the poor, Prov 22:22, and of the “fatherless,” Prov 23:10, with threats the Lord will  Full Article…

The Book of Proverbs ~ Chapter 22:13-15 ~ We Should Not Make Excuses to Excuse Ourselves from Life ~ We Are to be Truthful Witnesses, and Not Seduced to Lie ~ Training in God’s Word Removes Sins of the Tongue in Our Lives.

Vol. 17, No. 46 – November 18, 2018 The Book of Proverbs Chapter 22 Vs. 13 Prov 22:13, “The sluggard says, ‘There is a lion outside; I will be killed in the streets!’” We have seen in vs. 10-12, and will in vs. 15, pertinent moral instruction, a theme of this unit. The contrast between gracious  Full Article…

The Book of Proverbs ~ Chapter 22:6-9 ~ Training up a Child in the Precepts of God ~ Good Management of Your Finances ~ Have a Good Temperament Wielding Your Finances ~ Be Blessed Because of Your Generosity.  

Vol. 17, No. 44 – November 4, 2018 Vs. 6 Prov 22:6, “Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it.” This is one of the more popular verses in the entire book of Proverbs. It is related to parents teaching their children to  Full Article…

The Book of Proverbs ~ Introduction ~ Chapter 22:1-3 ~ How the Wise Discipline Themselves to Follow God in Everything ~ The Rich and Poor are Alike. The Prudent and Naive Differ.

Vol. 17, No. 42 – October 21, 2018 The Book of Proverbs Chapter 22 Returning back to our study of the Book of Proverbs, we once again note the basic outline of the book. Solomon I: Collection I, chapters 1-9 Collection II, chapters 10:1-22:16 Collection III, chapters 22:17-24:22 Collection IV, chapters 24:23-24:34 Solomon II: Collection V,  Full Article…

The Book of Ephesians ~ Chapter 6:24 ~ We are to Have Incorruptible Love for our Lord Jesus Christ ~ Final Ascription and Summary of the Book of Ephesians

Vol. 17, No. 41 – October 14, 2018 Eph 6:21-24, The Encouragement, (cont.). Vs. 24 Eph 6:24, “Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ with incorruptible love.” To help us define the application of “incorruptible,” APHTHARSIA, in our text, we will note other cognates like the Adjective APHTHARTOS, ἄφθαρτος that means “imperishable,  Full Article…

The Book of Ephesians ~ Chapter 6:15-16 ~ The Armor of God Pt. 7 ~ Shod YOUR FEET WITH THE PREPARATION OF THE GOSPEL OF PEACE Pt. 4 ~ Shield of Faith Pt. 1

Vol. 17, No. 19 – May 13, 2018  Eph 6:10-24, Stand in Warfare! Ephesians 6:15 continued: And finally in vs. 15, we have, “of peace,” which is related to “the gospel.” It is made up of the Article HO and the Noun eirene, εἰρήνη in the Genitive case that means, “peace, harmony, tranquility, or good health.”  Full Article…

The Book of Ephesians ~ Chapter 6:15 ~ The Armor of God Pt. 6 ~ Shod YOUR FEET WITH THE PREPARATION OF THE GOSPEL OF PEACE, Pt. 3 ~ Witnessing

Vol. 17, No. 18  – May 6, 2018 Ephesians 6:10-24, Stand in Warfare! Eph 6:15, “And having shod YOUR FEET WITH THE PREPARATION OF THE GOSPEL OF PEACE.” Our final phrase, “the gospel of peace,” is the Genitive of HO EUAGGELION HO EIRENE. The first noun euaGgelion, εὐαγγέλιον means, “good news or the gospel,” which  Full Article…

The Book of Ephesians ~ Chapter 6:14-15 ~ The Armor of God Pt. 4 ~ Breastplate of Righteousness Pt. 2 ~ Shod YOUR FEET WITH THE PREPARATION OF THE GOSPEL OF PEACE, Pt. 1

Vol. 17, No. 16 – April 22, 2018  Ephesians 6 :10-24, Stand in Warfare! The Equipment, vs 13-17, vs. 14, Righteousness Eph 6:14, “Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness.” The Breastplate of Righteousness (continued). For the believer, there are three aspects of righteousness that we  Full Article…

The Book of Ephesians ~ Chapter 6:2-3 ~ The Doctrine of the Ten Commandments Related to the Church Age, Part 12 ~ The 9th & 10th Commandment

Vol. 16 No 49 – December 3, 2017 The 9th Commandment, (continued). Ex 20:16; Deut 5:20, “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.” Cf. Ex 23:1-3 in the Sundry laws. New Testament Usage: The Greek verb for “bearing false witness” is PSEUDOMARTUREO, ψευδομαρτυρέω that means, “bear false witness, or give false evidence or testimony,”  Full Article…

The Book of Ephesians ~ Chapter 6:2-3 ~ The Doctrine of the Ten Commandments Related to the Church Age, Part 9 ~ The 7th Commandment (continued)

Vol. 16 No 46 – November 12, 2017 The 7th Commandment, (continued). Ex 20:14; Deut 5:18, “You shall not commit adultery.” Adultery is defined as voluntary sexual intercourse between a married or engaged person and a partner other than their spouse, also called infidelity. Therefore, the 7th Commandment has been given to protect every right man  Full Article…

The Book of Ephesians ~ Chapter 6:2-3 ~ The Doctrine of the Ten Commandments Related to the Church Age, Part 5 ~ The 4th Commandment

Vol. 16 No 42 – October 15, 2017 The 4th Commandment, Ex 20:8-11, Deut 5:12-15. New Testament Usage of Sabbath: (continued). In Summary, the Sabbath in relation to Jesus’ activities includes: His healing and resultant opposition, Mat 12:9-13; Luke 13:10-17; 14:1-5; John 5:1-17; 7:22-23; 9:14-16. His teaching, Mark 1:21; Luke 4:31. His synagogue attendance, Luke 4:16.  Full Article…

The Book of Ephesians ~ Chapter 5:22 ~ Divine Establishment Institutions Pt 2 ~ The Ten Commandments ~ Authority Orientation Pt 1

Vol. 16 No 24 – June 4, 2017 Divine Establishment Principles: (continued) Establishment and the Divine Institutions. Two of the four Divine Institutions, (D.I.’s), under God’s Laws of Divine Establishment are addressed in our passage, Eph 5:22-6:4, marriage and family, where we are given instruction on how to operate inside of them. The other two D.I.’s  Full Article…

The Book of Ephesians ~ Chapter 5:20-22 ~ Praises of Thanksgiving, Conclusion ~ Be Subject to One Another in the Fear of Christ ~ Divine Establishment Principles, Pt 1

Vol. 16 No 23 – May 28, 2017 Praises of Thanksgiving, Conclusion: Psa 100:4, “Enter into His gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless/honor His person.” Psa 96:2, “Sing to the LORD, bless His name; proclaim good tidings of His salvation from day to day.” Psa 107:22, “Let them  Full Article…