Dead Men Don’t Change People

The resurrection of Christ was the prelude to his ascension. The same Jesus that lived on this earth in bodily form was raised from the grave. This same embodied God-man was taken up into heaven before many eyewitnesses (Acts 1:11). Scripture teaches many things about the current activity of Jesus. He is alive, well, and  seated […]

The Gospel in Genesis (Part 2)

Genesis 3:15 “I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.” Luther’s Commentary “As if God had said, Thou, Satan, by means of the woman didst attack and seduce the man that thou mightest by means of sin be the head and […]

The Gospel in Genesis (Part 1)

Genesis 3:15 “I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.” Luther’s Commentary “It is on Satan that this sentence is pronounced, as his final judgment. It is Satan that is here placed before God’s tribunal. For God here speaks to the […]

The Murder of Death

Athanasius was a very significant figure in the early church. He championed the debate against Arius regarding the deity of Christ. He wrote a phenomenal little book called On the Incarnation of the Word. If you are interested you can download the pdf form of this book in the section “Articles for Equipping.” He speaks […]

Christus Victor

The gospel is like the sun with its brilliance, glory, and diverse rays of light. Every beam of light from the gospel sun is a different facet of gospel glory. There is the beam of redemption, reconciliation, justification and propitiation. Each beam of gospel light tells us something unique about God, ourselves, sin, and salvation. […]

God’s Military Campaign Against Death

Death is one of the greatest enemies of mankind. Throughout Scripture it is personified as an unstoppable power and force before which all mankind must eventually bow. I was struck this morning by this text in 1 Timothy that puts a fresh spin on why the gospel is good news. According to Paul, the appearing […]