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Five Scrolls

The first five books of the Old Testament form a complete literary unit called the Pentateuch, meaning “five scrolls.”  They form a seamless narrative from Creation to the death of Moses.  These writings are in historical sequence, with each succeeding book beginning where the previous book stops.  The narrative is foundational in the formation of…

A Place of Entry

The Bible makes such staggering claims about itself, that if it is not true, it is outrageous.  It claims to be inspired and without error in its original manuscripts.  It also claims to be the final authority for what is true and right and good for our individual lives, and for the entire world. Many…

A Staggering Claim

How are we to read and understand the Bible?  In the next few posts, by breaking down the various genres that make up the sixty-six books, we will unpack some clear and concise principles in reading the Scriptures as a whole. Reading the Old Testament Reading the Law Reading History Reading Wisdom literature Reading the…

Parousia, Maranatha

I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me.  And when I turned I saw someone like the Son of Man dressed in a robe reaching down to His feet and with a golden sash around His chest. His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow. His penetrating…

The Banquet Room, the War Room

This journey began in the upper room the night before Christ was crucified.  John 13-17 describes the intimate setting as Christ described the full extent of His love.  He told them that He was going to a place where they could not go, but that He would leave them the Holy Spirit to indwell them,…

The Waiting Room

In the upper room Jesus announced to His disciples that he was going to a place where they could not go.  But He did tell them that the Holy Spirit would come to actually indwell them, comfort, and teach them.  Instead of anticipation for this new experience, the disciples were consumed by their own expectations…

The Throne Room

It was in the upper room that Jesus showed His disciples the full extent of His love.  For them this was as difficult to grasp as it is today.  He also told them of the coming of the Holy Spirit to dwell in them.  The events that followed, in Gethsemane and at Calvary, left them…

The Panic Room

In the upper room (John 13-17) Jesus showed His disciples “the full extent of His love,” even though it was incomprehensible to them at the time.  They could not understand what He told them about “going to another place and they were not able to come.”  Jesus declared that He would send another (of the…

The Upper Room

Christ and His disciples are in a borrowed room over a shop or a family dwelling in Jerusalem.  The events that took place are recorded in chapters 13-17 of John’s gospel.  They reveal some of the most powerful insights into the person and purposes of Jesus Christ, as well as some of the most incredible…