Category Archives: Jesus

Join me at a great church! (Christ Fellowship ONLINE)

Almost all of the materials posted in this blog were prepared for Christ Fellowship, a Christ-centered, caring church in McKinney, Texas. During this blog’s first three years, we have reached people in 143 countries with information designed “to explain the … Continue reading

Posted in Evangelism, Grace, Jesus | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Exposition of Romans 5:3–5 Our hearts have the Holy Spirit

It is one thing to praise God when you cruise in sunny skies with a fair breeze, but what about during life’s storms? The vital point is that God has not left us to muddle though trouble on our own. … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Life, God, Grace, Jesus, Law of Moses, Roman Catholic Church, Romans, Sin, Works | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Exposition of Romans 1:7–12 — Imparting spiritual gifts describes our role

The elders at Ephesus could look back in later years to their last meeting with the Apostle Paul at the port of Miletus. His parting words were full of emotional memories: “In all things I have shown you that by … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Life, Grace, Jesus, Romans | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Midrash in Matthew’s Gospel

Midrash is not a term familiar to most Christians, though Jewish people who have trusted in Jesus as their Messiah might recognize the term. My latest book, The Path to the Cross, uses midrash to explain Matthew 1–2. The purpose … Continue reading

Posted in Bible Translations, Jesus, NIV 2011, Revealed Truth, The Bible, The Path to the Cross | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Sermon on the Mount: Matthew 5:4–6

Matthew 5:4–6 4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. 5 “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. 6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied.” (NET … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Life, Discipleship, Jesus, Jesus Christ, Matthew's Gospel, Sermon on the Mount, Sin | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Sermon on the Mount: Matthew 5:1–3

Matthew 5:1–3 When he saw the crowds, he went up the mountain. After he sat down his disciples came to him. 2 Then he began to teach them by saying: 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for the kingdom … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Life, Discipleship, Jesus, Jesus Christ, Matthew's Gospel, NET Bible, Sermon on the Mount | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Sermon on the Mount: Approach to Interpretation

This post begins an occasional series on The Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5–7). After today’s introduction, you may expect Bible exposition. I sometimes use the acronym “SOM” to refer to the Sermon on the Mount. I am indebted to … Continue reading

Posted in Jesus, Jesus Christ, Matthew's Gospel, New Testament, Sermon on the Mount, The Bible | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment