The Good & Bad of the Pharisees

The Pharisees are not remembered for good things and Matthew 23 reserves some of Jesus’ harshest words for them. But even here there are a couple of good qualities Jesus draws attention to, and the rest of the New Testament paints a bigger picture for them as well. Yes, they miss the point time and…

Miracle Food

Many are quite familiar with the story of Jesus feeding the 5,000—but this isn’t the only time food is created supernaturally in the Bible. Learn more on today’s 1208PODCAST message. (To learn more on some of tonight’s topic, check out Brant Pitre’s book, Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist.) Check out this podcast episode…

God’s Angel in Revelation

According to Revelation 1:1-2, God sent “his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw.” The confusion here, however, is that Jesus Himself is the first character we see appear to John. Or is this confusing? After…

The Suffering at Christmas

We often get so caught up in the joy of Christmas that it’s easy to miss all the suffering. Jesus becomes a refugee and abortions are forced upon families across Bethlehem. When we pay attention we find that the almighty God of the universe isn’t just with us in Jesus, but He suffers with us…

Can Pre-Incarnate Jesus Be Found in the Old Testament?

It feels like wishful thinking to imagine Jesus being physically present in the Old Testament. In fact, some would say that to read Jesus into the Old Testament in such a way is to abuse the Bible. But if that’s true, then it seems like the New Testament writers themselves abused the Old Testament, because…