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Articles On The Bible And On Exegesis

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Abraham Father of Faith Sermon Series
A series of ten sermons on the main pastoral highlights of the life of the patriarch Abraham. Abraham is a prophetic figure who is foundational to Judaism, Christianity and Islam. A right understanding of Abraham can help us greatly in the Christian life. Sermons are downloadable in Powerpoint form.

The Cross In Colossians
The cross is central to the Christian faith. This article looks at the two references to the cross in Colossians. The cosmic all-reconciling cross (1 :19,20) which is the basis for mission and the cross of Satan's defeat (2:13-15) which gives us confidence in living.

The Christian's Anointing
Scripture tells us that every single born-again Christian has an anointing from the Holy Spirit. Find out what it is and how it operates.

The False Philosophy of Evolution by Random Chance and Natural Selection
The book of Colossians tells us why atheistic evolution must be considered a "false teaching".

Salvation On Display
An exegesis of Zechariah 3:1-7 shows that these verses display many of the truths about our salvation in a powerful pictorial way. Very encouraging.

Let There Be Light..
An exegesis of Genesis 1:3.

The Fall
An exegesis of Genesis 3 and how we got into the mess we are in today.

Word Study: Heaven
Word study in the main biblical meanings of "heaven".

Word Study - "All Flesh"
A hard hitting study that highlights our frail humanity and God's transcendence.

Word Study: "Parousia"
What the New Testament says about the "parousia" or "Kingly Return" of Christ.

Bible Study - Chosen by God
Looks at what it means for us to be chosen by God. The terms chosen, elect, appointed etc in the New Testament are considered. Takes about 45 minutes or longer depending on the group.

False Miracles In The End Times
There are at least seven warnings about "false miracles" and "lying signs and wonders" that will be a "great deception". This article digs into the Scriptures to find what this could be like and how the Christian should react to signs and wonders today.

Research On The Identity of Gog And Magog In Ezekiel 38 and 39 - Raw Data
An article that examines the four main theories about Gog and Magog and the prophecy of a massive invasion of Israel in Ezekiel 38 and 39.

Working Out What The Bible Says: About Homosexuality.
All the Bible passages on homosexuality are carefully reviewed with brief notes on each.

Why Bother With The Bible?
Why bother with the Bible? Why not just go with the flow of the Spirit instead? Do Christians really need the Scriptures?

Word Study: "Kingdom (basileia)" (of God)
What the New Testament says about the "Kingdom". Covers the kingdom "of God", "of Christ", "of Heaven" and "of the Father". Looks at the twelve main characteristics of the Kingdom of God.

Word Study - "Glory"
An inspiring look at God's glory and His plan to glorify believers.

Who Is "The Inner Man"? And What Is He Like? (Part One
Christ in us the hope of glory. A long article by John Edmiston, split into two parts. Part One establishes what it means to be born of God and dead to sin.

Who Is "The Inner Man"? And What Is He Like? (Part Two
Part Two of the above article looks at what helps and hinders the maturing of Christ in us. (Please read Part One first!)

Love - The Greatest Thing
A look at love especially in 1 Corinthians 13.

A Faithful Calling
Jeremiah was faithful in a very tough calling. This article looks at his ministry as an encouragement for us to keep on going.

Nothing New Under The Sun
Penetrating wisdom from Ecclesiastes chapter 1.

Having It All
Solomon had it all and it was meaningless. A complete demolition of materialism from Ecclesiastes chapter 2.

Eternity In Our Hearts
Looks at God's timing for life's events and how He makes our lives like a beautiful symphony. From Ecclesiastes chapter 3.

Israel and The Church
Looks at the relationship between Israel and the Church.

The Light
Looks at being light in a dark world.

The Godly Acquisition of Wealth
The Bible has godly and ethical principles about how we should acquire wealth.

A Christian View Of Romance
Romance is essential not juts for marriage but for our relationship with God. From "The Song of Solomon".

Cross-References

See also the "Theological Articles" - for exegetical articles on the person and work of Christ.

Sermon On The Mount Series

Blessed Are The Poor In Spirit
Being "spiritually bankrupt" hardly sounds like the doorway to the Kingdom of God. What it means to be spiritually poor and why it matters.

Blessed Are Those Who Mourn
Mourning over sin and the state of the world or the church seems a bit out of place today. Aren't we always supposed to be positive and faith-filled? But Jesus wept over Jerusalem. Find out what it means to mourn and be blessed.

Blessed Are The Meek
Cynics say "the meek inherit the dirt" but Jesus says they inherit the Earth. There once was a book called "Why Big Fierce Animals Are Rare". Find out why that also applies in the spiritual realm and why the meek always win in the end.

Hungering and Thirsting For Righteousness
Looks at Jesus saying "Blessed are those that hunger and thirst after righteousness for they shall be filled".

Blessed Are The Merciful
Looks at Jesus saying "Blessed are the merciful for they shall receive mercy".

The Pure In Heart
Looks at Jesus saying "Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God".

Blessed Are The Peacemakers
Looks at Jesus saying "Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called sons of God".

Blessed Are The Persecuted
Looks at Jesus saying "Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake".

You Are The Salt Of The Earth
Looks at Jesus saying "You Are The Salt of The Earth" and its implications for daily witness and family life.

You Are The Light Of The World
Looks at Jesus saying "You Are The Light Of The World".

Having A Perfect Heart
Looks at what Jesus meant when He asked His disciples to be perfect. Emphasizes perfection in love.

Adultery of the Heart
Sexual affairs often start by desiring a married member of the opposite sex "in your heart". They then end with a divorce and with the two lovers marrying. Even if sex doesn't come into the picture until after the wedding such liaisons are still adulterous according to Jesus.

Anger Is Murder
An angry lifestyle has only three possible end results - jail, hospital or the morgue. Find out how and why anger messes up our lives and why Jesus called it "murder".

Oaths Vows, and Pledges
How oaths, vows and pledges can ensnare us. Why Jesus forbids them for Christians.

Turning The Other Cheek

The Law of Non-Resistance, turning the other cheek, going the extra mile, how to demonstrate personal and spiritual mastery.

Perfect Love (Loving Our Enemies)
Perfect Christians love all humanity,even their enemies, and those they have irreconcilable religious differences with, and so become sons of God - Matthew 5:43-48

Spiritual Showing Off
How to give alms, fast and pray in an appropriate and humble manner. The danger of doing religious things for human approval. Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18

The Lord's Prayer - Introduction
An introduction to the Lord's Prayer. How it is different and how we are to pray "the Jesus way". Many helpful hints on prayer.

The Lord's Prayer - Part One - Putting God's Interests Above Our Own
Looks at the first few verses of the Lord's Prayer and how effective prayer comes from putting God's interests first and foremost.

The Lord's Prayer - Part Two - Praying For Human Needs
Looks at the last half of the Lord's Prayer - from "give us this day our daily bread" onwards. How prayer can help us to meet our most basic and elemental human needs.

Matthew 6:19-24 Serving God And Mammon
Jesus teaching on financial priorities and Kingdom service. Outlines the difference between serving God and Mammon and shows the liberating value of a gospel simplicity.

Matthew 6:25-34 - Jesus' Solution For Financial Anxiety
Jesus' teaching on how God provides and how to be free from financial anxiety. Contains many practical tips.

Matthew 7:1-6 Critical And Mocking Spirits
Jesus' teaching on critical and mocking spirits, judging others, removing the "log in your own eye" and on pearls thrown before swine.

Matthew 7:7-11 Seek And Ye Shall Find
Ask and ye shall receive, seek and ye shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you. Jesus' teaching on how God gives good gifts to His trusting children.

Matthew 7:12    The Golden Rule
Jesus' teaching on how we should treat other people. "Therefore whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets." Both theory and practical application.

Matthew 7:13,14   The Narrow Gate
The gate is narrow and the way is difficult that leads to life and there are few that find it! Jesus teaches about the two ways - the narrow way that leads to life and the broad, easy way that leads to destruction.

Matthew 7:15-23 Wolves In Sheep's Clothing
Jesus warns his disciples against spiritual deception, cults and false teachers and gives guidelines for discerning true from false.

Matthew 7:24-29 The House Built Upon The Rock
The wise, good and stable life comes from obeying Jesus and doing His commandments. The foolish and unstable life comes when His commandments are brushed aside and ignored. The great seriousness and authority of what Jesus says.

The Life of Jesus

The Baptism of Jesus
What happened when Jesus was baptized in the River Jordan? How did it affect His ministry? How does it apply to us today?

The Blood of Jesus Christ
Twelve powerful benefits that flow from the blood of Jesus Christ. Inspiring, it will have you "Yelling 'Hallelujah' through the bung-hole!".

The Healing Ministry of Jesus
The healing ministry of Jesus is one of his bets documented activities in the gospels but it is seldom reviewed "as a whole". This article puts His healing ministry into His life and the context of redemption.