Christ's teachings on the Eighth Day revolved around light and darkness, and twice on that Holy Day He proclaimed that He is the Light of the World.
Jesus Christ was in control of the arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane, sacrificing Himself willingly to fulfill His destiny as the world's Redeemer.
Ryan McClure, reminiscing about an airline flight into the Los Angeles basin late at night, viewing millions of sparkling and flickering lights of the city below, asks what God must see as He looks down viewing our lives as we function as spiritual lights . . .
God's Spirit illumines the truth to the core of our beings. We must exemplify light in our testimony and behavior, anticipating our future glory of the New Jerusalem.
Kim Myers avers that there are three ways of life God's people may choose. The first way of life is walking in the light—the only way acceptable to God. The second way is to walk in a mixture of darkness and light. The third way is to walk in total d. . .
If we keep God's commandments, we are walking in the light. If we hate our brother or become enticed by the ways of the world, we are living in darkness.
Richard Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the Feast of Dedication or rededication of the Temple after the desecration and attempted Hellenization of the temple, asserts that the seven-candle menorah of the tabernacle and the nine-candle Hanukah menorah are two dif. . .
Richard Ritenbaugh contends that, like our Elder Brother Jesus Christ (the source of our illumination), we need to serve as lights, walking in the light, and reflecting this light to this dark and confused world. While this light begins as reflected light,. . .
If a foundation is flawed, the building cannot stand. God built His spiritual temple on the prophets and the apostles, and Jesus Christ is the chief cornerstone.
John Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the prophecy pertaining to the synagogue of Satan in Revelation 3:9, has concluded that this group of people who claim to be of Jewish descent are neither ethnic or spiritual Jews, but an insidious persecuting sect of vile, i. . .
Jesus Christ was not just an extraordinary man, but also possessed the massive intellect needed to create, design and implementing all manner of life—He was God.
Martin Collins, reflecting on the recent Thanksgiving celebration, a time which family reunions abound, continues his series on marriage and the family. Sadly, many have carried the baggage of the world into God's Church rather than carefully putting on th. . .
John 1:1-3 reveals Jesus' pedigree as the Logos (Spokesman), whose function was to declare or reveal the Father. He had existed with His Father from eternity.
The episode of the women caught in adultery offers a stark contrast between the scribes and Pharisees and Jesus Christ in terms of their reactions to sin.
Richard Ritenbaugh, reflecting on the legend of a precipitous mountain upon which rested a treasure and the fountain of youth on the summit, recounts the hapless ends of people who tried to get to the summit by balloon, sled dog, and studying the terrain. . . .
Using an analogy from the movie Remember the Titans, Richard Ritenbaugh focuses upon the difficulties of merging hostile or antagonistic perspectives, such as Jewish/Gentile animosity. Ironically, God made the gospel available to the Gentiles in order to p. . .
Paul links God's ancient command, uttered on the first day of Creation of the physical world, to His ongoing spiritual work with mankind.
Martin Collins, focusing on biblical symbols of light and dark, stresses the physical value of light, including the production of Vitamin D, a natural antidote to cancer, depression, diabetes, and osteoporosis. Sunlight elevates our mood, benefits our immu. . .
John Reid, reflecting on Jesus' moving prayer in John 17:1-10, asserts that the purpose of our calling is not the place of safety, but that we glorify God, following the example of our Elder brother, that when He was reviled and persecuted, He patiently su. . .
Determining the will of God is difficult to do unless we know the character of God. Holiness is the foundation for all of the other traits of God.
Early converts from Judaism claimed to accept the Law but had difficulty accepting the Lawgiver. Today, many claim to accept Christ, but will not accept His Law.
Martin Collins, after citing the alarming statistics of people blind or visually impaired, focusing upon the miracle of the healing of the man born blind, draws some comparisons between physical and spiritual blindness. The man born blind in John 9 was not. . .
John emphasizes the reality of Jesus as the Logos (a word revealing hidden thought), the manifestation of God in the flesh, emphasizing His preexistence and divinity.
Just as a seed must die to itself in order to bear fruit, we also must sacrifice our lives, submitting unconditionally to God's to bear abundant fruit.
Richard Ritenbaugh, affirming that one word encapsulating the mission statement of America would be "liberty," warns that we are rapidly losing our original rights. The recently passed health care bill will make us wards of the state, subject to . . .
John Ritenbaugh observes that the over-riding motivation for the individuals bringing to Jesus the woman caught in adultery was to trap Him, impaling Him on the horns of a dilemma. (Condemning the woman to death would have brought Him into conflict with Ro. . .
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