The Gospel of Luke: Encountering Jesus This Easter
One of the things I love about the Gospel of Luke is how he presents Jesus in such a personal way. He includes a number of details and stories not found in the other Gospels that give us a glimpse of how Jesus personally sought after those around Him. As the only one to recount…Read More
Who is Jesus Christ according to Matthew?
Who is Jesus Christ? The entire Bible is centered around Him, and the four gospel accounts – Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John – describe Him in detail as they chronicle His life and teachings during His time on earth. While each gospel describes Him accurately, they each point out different aspects of His teaching, character,…Read More
Believe That I Am
The Gospel is the Holy Spirit’s presentation of the person and work of Jesus Christ to humanity. The advent of Christ ushered in the long-awaited Promised One. Although Israel had cried out for many years for the Messiah, they did not recognize His arrival. One of the most sobering passages in all of Scripture is…Read More
Jesus: The Servant of God
Each of the four Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) focuses on Jesus from a slightly different perspective. They include or exclude details about His life as they paint their own particular picture of who Jesus is. It has been suggested by many scholars that the picture painted by Mark is of Jesus as the…Read More
What if God Did Not Exist?
Ed. Note: This article is excerpted and slightly modified from our television series, “Does God Exist?” Dr. John Ankerberg: Dr. Craig, what difference does it make if God exists or not? Why does it matter? Many people say that it really doesn’t matter to them if God exists or not. And you say the most…Read More
The Aseity of God – Part 2: Making it Personal
In Part 1, I gave a definition of aseity. Essentially, it means that God simply, and eternally, is. J.I. Packer puts it this way, “Our Maker exists in an eternal, self-sustaining, necessary way—necessary, that is, in the sense that he does not have it in him to go out of existence.” Our first takeaway from…Read More
The Aseity of God
The word aseity is probably not part of the average person’s vocabulary. And, although I have often been accused of having a larger than average vocabulary, it’s not a word I was familiar with, so, when I ran across it recently, I felt compelled to find out what it meant. Little did I know! It…Read More
What is Your God Like?
In his book The Knowledge of the Holy, A.W. Tozer says this: “We tend by a secret law of the soul to move toward our mental image of God.” Think about that for a few moments. Do you think of God as distant, not really aware of what’s going on in the world? Remember the…Read More
He Came from Heaven to Earth
What do you imagine heaven to be like? Maybe you think of it as some kind of glorified Las Vegas or New York City with all the entertainment possibilities imaginable, lots to see and do, buskers on every corner, food choices galore. Oh, of course we read about the streets of gold, the fruit trees…Read More
In his book, The Jesus I Never Knew, Philip Yancey shares this quote from George Herbert: The God of power, as he did ride In his majestick robes of glorie Resolv’d to light; and so one day He did descend, undressing all the way. Think about that a minute. Have you ever really stopped to…Read More