God Makes Himself Known Through Scripture

In two previous articles we talked in a general sense about what revelation is, and how God has revealed some things about Himself through the things He created.  Now we come to the first of two avenues of revelation known as “special revelation.” In this article we will consider the Bible as God’s special revelation…

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An Introduction to Typology

When Jesus came into this world, He entered a scene that was thousands of years in the making. It was His making – intentionally crafted to reveal who He was and what He came to accomplish. The more we understand of how God set up this scene, the richer our picture of Jesus becomes. Along…

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Noah and the Flood

“As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the…

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Cain and Abel

“Therefore I am sending you prophets and sages and teachers. Some of them you will kill and crucify; others you will flog in your synagogues and pursue from town to town. And so upon you will come all the righteous blood that has been shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the…

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The Sign of Jonah

“A wicked and adulterous generation looks for a sign, but none will be given it except the sign of Jonah.” Jesus then left them and went away. (Matthew 16:4) We have looked at the book of Jonah in two other articles, so I’ll just give a brief review, then add the book’s interesting postscript. God…

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The Wisdom of Solomon

“The queen of the South will rise up at the judgment with the generation and condemn it, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon….” (Matthew 12:42) The Story (1 Kings 2-3) King David is about to die. He has assigned Solomon, his son by Bathsheba, to be…

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The Men of Nineveh

“The men of Nineveh will stand up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonah,…” (Matthew 12:41). The reluctant prophet Jonah finally came to Nineveh after his encounter with God in the belly of the fish (see Jonah chapters 1 and 2). God had told Jonah,…

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Jonah in the Fish

“For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of a huge fish, so the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.” (Matthew 12:40) Jonah was having a really bad day. God spoke to him and told him to go to the city…

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The Shewbread

At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry and began to pick some heads of grain and eat them. When the Pharisees saw this, they said to him, “Look! Your disciples are doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath.” He answered, “Haven’t you read what David did when…

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The Lesson of Sodom and Gomorrah

Whatever town or village you enter, search there for some worthy person and stay at their house until you leave. As you enter the home, give it your greeting. If the home is deserving, let your peace rest on it; if it is not, let your peace return to you. If anyone will not welcome you or listen…

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