One of the first things I want you to notice about Matthew’s gospel is the fact that it’s anonymous. Nowhere in the text does it clearly say who wrote it, but there is no need to worry about the authorship of the first gospel since the early church and scholars all agree that it was Matthew, the apostle. Continue reading “The Gospel of Matthew.”
A Christian Is…
By R. W. McAlister
In writing to the saints at Corinth, the apostle Paul said, “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 20For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s” (I Cor. 6:19-20). Continue reading “A Christian Is…”
Up to this point, we have discussed several sevens found in the gospel of John. We have talked about the seven “I AM’s,” “Witnesses,” “Signs,” and the seven proofs of Jesus’ divinity. Each group conveys to us important information about Jesus and His true identity. As John said in John 20:30-31, his primary purpose for writing his gospel account of Jesus was to convince us of Jesus and to instill a saving faith within us. Thus, each of these seven’s is meant to teach us something important about Jesus. In today’s article we are going to look at the Seven Feasts mentioned in John’s gospel and hopefully, gain some insights into their purpose.
As we continue our study of John’s Gospel and the number seven, we come to our fourth number seven. We have covered the seven “I AM’s” of Jesus, the seven “signs” or miracles, and the seven witnesses to the identity of Jesus. In today’s article, we will look at an important and often overlooked aspect of John’s gospel and Jesus’ identity. Continue reading “The Seven Proofs of Jesus’ Divinity.”
To help each of us have a better understanding and appreciation of the Gospel of John. I have been trying to list the groups of sevens for you. John’s gospel, much like Revelation, is full of symbolism and numbers. Often, what is said or done has an underlying, spiritual truth that is meant to be understood. In the gospel of John, he carefully chooses 7 signs that are meant to convey a truth to us about the identity of Jesus. Continue reading “The Seven Signs of John’s Gospel.”
Last week, I shared an article from David Ferguson on the seven “I AM” statements found in John’s gospel. Today, I want to continue that idea and share with you the seven witnesses in John. Each witness testifies to the divinity and mission of Jesus. Continue reading “The Seven “Witnesses” in the gospel of John.”