Empowering of the Holy Spirit

Over the previous two weeks, we have been thinking together about the identity of God as Father and Son. We have seen, in Scripture, that the trinitarian existence of God is no new concept. Even the earliest of human religion recognized the single creator-God and the work of the Son. We saw that both the... Continue Reading →

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The Position of Christ- from David to the Exile

In our study of Matthew’s genealogy, so far, we have discovered that Matthew had a very particular purpose and wrote in an order, including specific information to accomplish that purpose. His gospel is not necessarily chronological, nor is it intended to include every detail of Christ’s life and ministry. In the previous session, we discovered... Continue Reading →

The Work of Christ- from Abraham to David

In the previous session, we discovered that Matthew clarifies Jesus as the Messiah. This meant that Jesus was the completion of all creation. All of history and everything happening now and everything that will be done in the future forever finds its consummation in the bodily life of Jesus Christ (particularly as fulfilled in the... Continue Reading →

Smith: Prophet of Relativism

            The bright young man approached the small brick house that he had inherited. “I do not like this building,” the man said, “but neither do I wish to sell it.” Firstly, the young man examined the cornerstone, which did so bear the name “Jesus Christ”. Then, he began to examine each brick that did... Continue Reading →

Contemplating the Local Church

            I’ve been thinking lately upon the existence of the local church. Specifically within Southern Baptist polity, the local church has autonomy and can, for the most part, conduct ministry as it sees fit within its community. This seems to do wonders, especially when it comes to reaching out to audiences who are engulfed in... Continue Reading →

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