The Healing of the Centurion’s Servant and Jesus’ Authority

A line drawing of a Roman Centurion. The upper portion of his armor, with his distinctive helmet, can be seen. He is staring at the camera.

One of the most well known aspects of Jesus' ministry was His miraculous healing ability. The gospel accounts are filled with stories of Him healing lepers, the diseased, and more. These miracles are used for a variety of reasons. Interestingly enough, there is at least one instance where a healing is related to the topic of authority.

Jesus Ate With Tax Collectors, Prostitutes, and Other Sinners, and We Can Too

A painting showing three Biblical scenes of mercy. The center shows a good shepherd carrying a small sheep on his shoulder. To the right of it is the prodigal son weeping into the lap of his father. The left side shows a man lifting a man up off the ground. It may be the Good Samaritan helping the man who was attacked on the road to Jericho.

In the Gospels, Jesus regularly ate with sinners. This is the case even for those who are often rejected in the New Testament, such as tax collectors and prostitutes. This is kind of surprising, isn't it? Absolutely! However, Jesus did not eat with them simply for the sake of physical nourishment. He was teaching them while they ate together.

The Apostle Paul Was Unashamed of the Gospel, and We Should Follow His Example

A close-up of a statue of Jesus. He is carrying His cross with a crown of thorns on His head. Drops of blood can be seen on His forehead, and other places of His head.

Paul's boldness was remarkable. He preached the Good News of Christ to Jews and gentiles alike, regardless of their economic or social standing. He taught the poor and rich, men and women, Jew and Gentile. He declared the resurrection of Jesus Christ to kings, and others in authority. All of which was without shame or embarrassment.

Core Truths of the Gospel in First Corinthians, and the Great Prophecies That Are About Them

Three crosses are seen the horizon. Behind them light is shining and clouds are visible.

This is my first post that is explicitly focused on the Good News of Christ, and I want to examine a pivotal passage that shares many of its claims. Specifically, the ones that were taught shortly after Jesus rose from the dead. It is said by many that there are statements in 1 Corinthians 15 that originated from within just a few years after Jesus' resurrection. They were also prophesied about in Isaiah and the Psalms.

How the First Chapter of Mark Presents Jesus as a Prophet, Healer, Son of God, and More

A sculpture of Jesus. His right hand is raised and He is looking ahead. He looks like He is in control. He is wearing a tunic. An arch with columns can be seen behind Him.

It is important to remember all the different aspects of Jesus. Not just the ones with which we are comfortable. If we recognize some aspects of Him, but deny others, then we run the risk of admiring a false Jesus. We need to guard ourselves against that possibility. Please join me as we study through this great chapter and see the many impressive claims it makes about Jesus Christ.

God Speaking Creation Into Existence Is an Awesome Demonstration of His Authority

A photo of the earth from space. The earth takes up the bottom half of the image. The curve of the planet can be seen and on the edge of it the sun is beginning to be visible.

The Word of God begins with the One who creates. It doesn't start with mountains or trees or the stars. Instead of beginning with the world we see around us its initial focus is on God Himself. This is fitting, for without God there is nothing. Although it may not be immediately apparent, we see God's authority throughout the first chapter of Genesis.