Genesis Three (Pt.4): “The Serpent:” A Talking Snake

By |February 21st, 2019|Categories: Biblical Studies, Commentry|

The Bible begins and ends with the serpent. In Genesis he is cunning, subtle and deceptive—and he finds a measure of success. But that “success” is given him only to reveal God's gracious salvation. In Revelation, he is defeated and cast into the bottomless pit. This is the story of the gospel.

Genesis Three (Pt.3): “The Lord God Planted A Garden”

By |February 16th, 2019|Categories: Biblical Studies, Commentry|

When God created Adam and his wife, he provided everything they needed. The Scriptures tells us that God planted a garden for the man and his wife (Genesis 2:8). This garden provided a fully sustainable home, a workplace and a place of worship. They had no wants. The garden of Eden begins a “garden theology” that continues throughout the Scriptures. Eden is the prototype of blessed safety and tranquility in the presence of the Lord—a paradise.

Pentecost and the Baptism in the Holy Spirit: The Promise of Success in Missions

By |February 2nd, 2019|Categories: Biblical Studies, Commentry, Theology|

Moses prayed that “all” the Lord’s people would have the Spirit. Joel prophesied that the Lord would pour out of the Spirit on “all flesh” and Paul tells us that we have “all” been baptized into one body. The repeated gift of tongue throughout the book of Acts proves that this happened and shows that the giving of the Spirit at Pentecost was intended for the Church universal; “all” believers; “for there is no difference” (Romans 10:12).

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