Posts Tagged: Christ Jesus

Colossians 4:14 – Demas

If someone as steeped in the Holy Spirit and discerning as Paul can be duped, is it any wonder that some people today can deceive us by pretending to be a blood-bought believer in Jesus Christ?  In Paul’s various epistles, he had the habit of mentioning faithful followers of Christ.  He told of how they…

Ephesians 6:11 – The Schemes of the Devil

There should be no one reading this commentary who doesn’t see how darkness has risen in this land – indeed, throughout the entire world.  Many who are secular apprehend that something is amiss, but they cannot describe it or adequately respond to it.  Believers in Christ Jesus, however, have no excuse.  If our guidebook is…

Ephesians 1:9 – The Mystery of His Will

In Scripture, we’re told that there are multiple mysteries of God.  The classic definition of a Biblical mystery is that it’s something which is concealed in the Old Testament and revealed in the New.  One of the most amazing mysteries to which we’re introduced in the Bible is the joining of Jews and Gentiles into…

2 Corinthians 12:10 – When I Am Weak

It’s very easy these days to lose heart.  The enemy – although probably few in numbers – appears to have much strength.  He certainly has momentum.  When all the levers of power are arrayed against us, the odds look overwhelming.  All we have to do is witness how the entire government of this nation has…