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Jesus in the Gospels (5)

By Dan Lazich / March 28, 2020 / 0 Comments

Can good deeds be evil? “’This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.”’ John 3:19, NIV. Jesus spoke to the Jews who made every effort to obey the entire Torah, the law of Moses. In the eyes of ordinary people, the…

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Jesus in the Gospels (4)

By Dan Lazich / March 21, 2020 / 0 Comments

You must be born from above! “‘ I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.’”  John 3:3, NIV. The Greek word John used here means “born from above.” Jesus told Nicodemus that the sinful human beings must be born from above to qualify for the…

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Jesus in the Gospels (3)

By Dan Lazich / March 14, 2020 / 0 Comments

Clearing the temple “When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple courts he found men selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at the tables exchanging money. So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple area, both sheep and…

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Jesus in the Gospels (2)

By Dan Lazich / March 7, 2020 / 0 Comments

The Light: “In him was life, and that life was the light of men.” John 1:4, NIV. John, when referring to the life of Jesus, used the Greek noun “Zoe” and made it the central subject in his account of the Good News, Jesus Christ. Jesus came to this world to give to the fallen…

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Jesus in the Gospels (1)

By Dan Lazich / February 29, 2020 / 0 Comments

The God’s Word “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.” John 1:1, NIV. John begins his account of the Gospel with “In the beginning,” possibly alluding to the Genesis 1:1. The “old humankind” had it’s beginning in the…

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Christ in the Old Covenant Scriptures (31)

By Dan Lazich / February 22, 2020 / 0 Comments

The day of the Lord. “Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy hill. Let all who live in the land tremble, for the day of the LORD is coming. It is close at hand – a day of darkness and gloom, a day of cloud and blackness.” Joel 2:1, 2, NIV.…

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Christ in the Old Covenant Scriptures (30)

By Dan Lazich / February 15, 2020 / 0 Comments

One Lord and the only name will reign forever. “…Then the Lord my God will come, and the holy ones with him.: Zechariah 14:5, last part, NIV. The prophet Zechariah employs the unbearable consequences of the Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem as a setting to announce the day when God will eliminate all evil. “On that…

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Christ in the Old Covenant Scriptures (29)

By Dan Lazich / February 8, 2020 / 0 Comments

Jesus sold for the price of a slave. “I told them, ‘If you think it best, give me my pay; but if not, keep it.’ So they paid me thirty pieces of silver. And the Lord said to me, ‘Throw it to the potter’ – the handsome price at which they priced me! So I…

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Christ in the Old Covenant Scriptures (28)

By Dan Lazich / February 1, 2020 / 0 Comments

The thief and the false prophet banished. “I looked again, and there before me was a flying scroll. And he said to me, ‘This is the curse that is going out over the whole land; for according to what it says on one side, every thief will be banished, and according to what it says…

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Christ in the Old Covenant Scriptures (27)

By Dan Lazich / January 25, 2020 / 0 Comments

Snatched from the fire “Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right side to accuse him. The Lord said to Satan, ‘The Lord rebuke you, Satan! The Lord who has chosen Jerusalem, rebuke you! Is not this man a burning stick snatched…

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