Christians believe in the Trinity: we believe that the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are one God. The problem is that the term Trinity is not found in the Bible, and we usually have a difficult time proving that there is a Trinity in the Bible. Groups who are not trinitarian (such as … Continue reading Is Jesus Christ God?
James Tissot, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons Bible Study #12, Based on Luke 4:1-14 Prior to this passage in the Gospel of Luke, God anointed Jesus with the Spirit of God: therefore, at the beginning of this passage, Jesus is already filled with the Spirit. Also, prior to this passage, Luke informed us that Jesus … Continue reading The Temptation of Jesus
I, Davezelenka, CC BY-SA 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/, via Wikimedia Commons Bible Study #11, Based on Luke 3:21-22 In my previous posts, I discussed Luke 3:1-20 and Luke 3:23-38, but I did not discuss Luke 3:21-22. I did this on purpose, because I see a connection between Luke 3:21-22 and chapter 4. The baptism of our Lord … Continue reading The Baptism of Jesus
Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? (Matthew 6:26, ESV)
Why seek ye the living among the dead? St Luke, Chapter XIV, verse 5 (1896). John Roddam Spencer Stanhope, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons Bible Study #11, Based on Luke 3:23-38 According to Luke, the Lord was about thirty years of age when he began his ministry. Luke then traces the Lord's genealogy through Heli … Continue reading The Genealogy of Jesus
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you—not as the world gives, I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid." (John 14:27, LEB)
Bible Study #10, Based on Luke 3:15-20 People were wondering whether John the Baptist was the Christ (the Messiah, or Anointed One). There at least a couple of reasons why they would have wondered whether John was the Christ: They could have discerned from Daniel's prophecies that they were living in the times when the … Continue reading John The Baptist Prepares The Way (Part 3)