Started Apr 11, 2016
Posted on April 15, 2016 at 8:36am
"Is not this the carpenter, the Son of Mary, and brother of James, Joses, Judas, and Simon?" (Mark 6:3, NKJV).
The title, "carpenter," is another reminder of divinity identifying with humanity. By becoming a humble carpenter, Christ identified with the working man.
As part of His identification with humanity, Christ followed the course of many a Jewish boy in his Nazareth community. He learned the carpenter's trade under the tutelage of His foster father.…Continue
Posted on March 27, 2015 at 7:36am — 1 Comment
THE EXALTED ONE
"God has raised this Jesus to life, and we are all witnesses of the fact. Exalted to the right hand of God, he has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit and has poured out what you now see and hear" (Acts 2:32, 33, NIV).
Today, we turn the spotlight on Jesus, our ascended Lord. In this portrait, He is described as the exalted One. What a magnificent title! It focuses upon Christ's triumphant return to heaven.
Imagine the jubilation that…Continue
Posted on March 19, 2015 at 9:03am
THE FAITHFUL WITNESS
"Grace be to you and peace, from. . . Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the first-born from the dead and ruler of the kings of the earth" (Revelation 1:5, NEB).
John the Beloved is noted for his titles that extol Jesus for His reliability and faithfulness. Repeatedly he depicts his Master as "the faithful witness" (Rev. 1:5); the One called "Faithful and True" (Rev. 19:11, NKJV); and "the Faithful and True Witness" (Rev. 3:14, NKJV). No other…
Posted on March 10, 2015 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment