Jesus Our Brother (Phillips)

With a reference to Psalm 22:22, Hebrews 2:11-12 says that Jesus is not ashamed to call God's people "brothers." If you're a follower of Christ, he calls you "brother" or "sister". Here's Hebrews 2:11-12: For indeed he who makes holy and those being made holy all have the same origin, and so he is not… Continue reading Jesus Our Brother (Phillips)

The Sweet Words of Jesus (Machen)

In the early part of 1935, J. Gresham Machen gave a series of radio addresses on the deity of Christ. The manuscripts of these addresses have been published in a book called The Person of Jesus. It's an excellent book - and that's an understatement! The Person of Jesus is a great blend of biblical… Continue reading The Sweet Words of Jesus (Machen)

Early Non-Christian Literary References to Jesus (Evans)

If you heard that there were some references to Jesus in 1st Century non-Christian literature, you might not be overly surprised. Important ancient historical figures are often mentioned in various ancient writings. For one example, archaeologists found a speech written by Pliny the Younger (d. 112 AD) that mentions emperor Domitian (see Dictionary of NT… Continue reading Early Non-Christian Literary References to Jesus (Evans)

A Jew, an African, and Jesus (Hays)

(This is a re-post from September, 2019) The story in Acts 8 where Philip meets an important Ethiopian man is a great story. ┬áThe Ethiopian was on his very long trip home after worshiping Yahweh in Jerusalem. ┬áThe Holy Spirit led Philip to the point where he eventually shares the gospel with the Ethiopian starting… Continue reading A Jew, an African, and Jesus (Hays)

Jesus “Our Apostle” and the Family of God (Brown)

Hebrews 3:1 calls Jesus "our Apostle". The whole verse goes like this: Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, whom we acknowledge as our apostle and high priest (NIV). That's something we might not think about as we contemplate who Jesus is for us. But it… Continue reading Jesus “Our Apostle” and the Family of God (Brown)