Posts from December 2017

Posts from December 2017

WELCOME TO “THE KINGDOM”

On July 4, 1776 the thirteen American colonies formally announced their independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain when the Second Continental Congress signed the Declaration of Independence. That was the last day that the United States of America was under the rule of a king. As a result, the concept of a “kingdom” is lost on our society because most of us do not know what is like to serve a king or live under a monarchial reign. There…

WHY DID MY SAVIOR COME TO EARTH? (PART 4)

Peace is not the easiest state to achieve. At times we find ourselves caught in stressful and even painful situations that rid us of hope, compassion, or maybe even faith, and Isaiah indicates that one final reason Jesus came to this earth was to provide peace. In Isaiah 9:6 we read, For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor,…

WHY DID MY SAVIOR COME TO EARTH? (PART 3)

For the past couple of weeks we have been examining the identities associated with Jesus based on Isaiah’s messianic prophecy recorded in Isaiah 9:6 which says: For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.   Thus far, we have explored how Jesus is our “Wonderful Counselor” and our “MIghty God,” so, in…

WHY DID MY SAVIOR COME TO EARTH? (PART 2)

The Roman playwright Horace, who lived and wrote in the days of Julius Caesar, criticized the other poets and playwrights of his day because every time they presented a problem, in the plot line of their stories, they utilized one of the many Roman gods to resolve it. In regards to their propensity to interject such gods, Horace said, ”Do not bring a god onto the stage unless the problem is one that deserves a god to solve it.” Horace’s…