Much can be learned about Jesus by simply studying the “I am” statements recorded in John’s Gospel account. There are many, including these:
– I am the bread of life (John 6:35, 48).
– I am the light of the world (8:12; 9:5).
– Before Abraham was, I am (8:58; cf. Ex. 3:2, 4, 6, 14, 15;
– I am the door (10:7).
– I am the good shepherd (10:11, 14).
– I am the Son of God (10:36).… Read more
addressed Israel regarding the judgment of the Lord, he wrote, “Woe unto you that desire the day of the
Lord! to what end is it for you? the day of the Lord is darkness, and not
light. As if a man did flee from a lion,
and a bear met him. . .” (Amos 5:18, 19).
With these verses Amos was referring to inescapable judgment, but it can
also be said that sometimes when people attempt to avoid something harmful they
may often go to an extreme which can be just as harmful as the issue they were
initially trying to avoid. When this occurs,
it is as if they are fleeing from a lion, only to be clutched by a bear. People have gone to all kinds of extremes in
the name of Christianity.… Read more
Christians pray to the Holy Spirit? Considering the clarity with which the
Scriptures teach men to pray exclusively to the Father, one may wonder why this
question even needs asking. Sadly, some openly teach that Christians may
address the Holy Spirit in prayer. What are the repercussions if Christians
begin believing such a doctrine? In the future, will congregations all over the
world be praying to the Holy Spirit in worship assemblies? This is a dangerous
doctrine which needs to be answered.… Read more
call the prayer of Matthew 6:9-13 “The Lord’s Prayer.” Members of the church of
Christ generally call it “The Model Prayer,” while referring to the prayer of
John 17 as “The Lord’s Prayer.” This is because the words of John 17 are an
actual prayer of the Lord to His Father, and the prayer of Matthew 6 was a
model for Jesus’ disciples.
call Matthew 6:9-13 “The Model Prayer,” do we understand that it is no longer
the pattern for Christians today?… Read more