n the Temple, Jesus “scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables” (John 2:15). Jesus has repeated the process by scattering and overturning the neat and tidy thinking of Nicodemus.
The Son reveals the love of the Father when he is lifted up and dies under the weight of the world’s evil.
At the temptation Satan claimed he possessed “all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor” (Matthew 4:8). Following the cross and resurrection Jesus announced, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me’” (Matthew 28:18).
All of God’s purpose and promise for Israel were poured into Christ. Now, through allegiance to Christ, we are the New Israel.
Jesus met and defeated the temptations of Satan. He is our haven when we face the challenges, tests, and temptations that come our way.
“The last temptation for all of us who seek to follow Christ is to live as ordinary human beings. Jesus was not called to be ordinary. He and we are called to be extraordinary.”
BIBLE INSIGHTS in 500 words BIBLE INSIGHTS: The Subtle Power of Worship Richard Leslie Parrott, Ph.D. 1 Timothy 2:1-6 Here is the point of this brief article: Insistence on our preferences in worship may undermine the subtle and sustaining power of worship. Consider our preferences: I “worship” as a consumer
The story of Jesus has the power to transform lives.
To prove the compassion of God for everyone, tell the story of Jesus
The Old Testament is the early part of the story. Jesus, in the New Testament, fulfills the promise of the first part of the story, the Old Testament.