Every person, religious or not, must decide what to do with Jesus. This was the predicament Pilate found himself in when Jesus stood trial. Pilate had tried to be upright in his dealings with Jesus and reached the conclusion He was faultless. However, the crowd demanded, “Crucify him!” (Mk. 15:14). After the crowd chose the release of the murderer and robber Barabbas, Pilate asked, “What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ?” (Mt. 27:22). This very question must be dealt with by every individual alive today, however, the consequences of the answer are much more serious for us.
If it can be proven historically that Jesus is who He claims to be, then He is the meaning of everything. If He is not who He claims to be, then we have been duped into believing an elaborate hoax. The questions now before us are: (1) who did Jesus claim to be, and (2) is there evidence to validate His claims?
The Spring 2016 has been printed and will be shipping to subscribers soon! The first issue of 2016 was put together by Smith Bibens, and focuses on the Psalms. The Psalms have been loved and cherished by God’s people for thousands of years, and in this issue some of the most common (and difficult) types of psalm are discussed. This issue should be a great read for both those that are just being introduced to the Psalms and those doing more in-depth studies. To subscribe to the Expositor or purchase this issue, visit the Subscribe page. This issue is also available for digital reading through the Kindle Store.
Articles in this Issue:
Introduction to the Psalms – L.G. Butler
The Didactic Psalms – Brad Shockley
The Messianic Psalms – Smith Bibens
The Imprecatory Psalms – Smith Bibens
“If I just had a little bit more…” Have you ever found yourself saying that? If we’re honest, we’ve probably all thought that at some point in our lives. Whether it’s a bigger paycheck, a larger home, more vacations, or any number of other things, we often think that we just need a little more to be happy. We don’t need an excess; we just think a little more would do the trick. The truth is, when we find ourselves thinking this way, it’s time for a reminder on what the Bible says about contentment.
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One of the most perplexing questions of life is simply, well, life! In other words, “Why am I here?” or “What is the meaning of life?” Philosophers and humanists from time immemorial have discussed and debated these questions. Yet for all the reams of writing generated, they have failed miserably in comparison to God’s wisdom. Paul spoke of the Gentiles and their reputed knowledge: “For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?” (1 Cor. 1:19-20). The point is simple: God gives meaning to life. Without God life has no true purpose. An attentive study of Scripture will demonstrate the significance that God gives to life.
A false accusation, which is becoming increasingly popular, is that Christians cannot believe in God and be intellectual. It is based on the assumption that Christians reject true science and cling tightly to a “fairy tale faith” instilled in them by their parents and grandparents. It is common to hear agnostics and the New Atheist claim, “Christians check their brains at the door of the church building. They take everything the old time preacher says by faith with no substantial proof.” Such philosophy is a gross misrepresentation, but if accepted it will undermine the faith of our youth. It is ironic, but the truth is, faith in God is the intellectual road.
Great news demands a great messenger—or so we might typically think. When we think of big news and major events, we often expect that a skilled and talented messenger might be required. With that in mind, it’s interesting to note that in regards to the greatest news in the world, it was first told by some very unlikely people.
Religious people, particularly those of a “Christian” persuasion, are frequently referred to as “People of Faith.” Such are understood to be people who strive to live their lives according to a principle, a moral code, or a holy law because of their belief in God. By default, then, those that are irreligious are often called “unbelievers.” The truth is, there are many misconceptions about faith in the world today. One of the primary misconceptions is that only religious people have faith.
The Winter 2015 issue of the Christian’s Expositor Journal has shipped and should be arriving to subscribers soon! This issue, compiled by Matt Trent, addresses the topic of eternity. There is not a topic more important for one to consider than their eternal fate, and this issue should help with provide a Biblical understanding of how to prepare for that time that is inevitable for all – death and eternity.
“Then Comes the End” – Matt Trent
Judgment and Eternity – Matt Trent
After Death: What Then? – Alan Bonifay
The “Second” Coming of Christ – George Battey
Endtime Errors – Brett Hickey
Sermon Outline by: Zach Evans