“What did Jesus mean when He instructed us hate our father and mother (Luke 14:26)?”……First, we must take this verse in the context of the chapter. Jesus is teaching His disciples, and like any good teacher, He begins with a truth statement that is hard to understand in order to get his students thinking. …Then, […]

“What did Jesus mean when He said ‘I am the Resurrection and the Life’ (John 11:25)?”……Answer: “I am the Resurrection and the Life” (John 11:25) is the fifth of the seven ”I am” statements of Jesus. Lazarus was dead. Earlier, Jesus had heard that His good friend was sick, but instead of going to visit […]

Did Jesus Ever Say He was God? Is Jesus God? Investigate these interesting claims… Others were convinced that Jesus was God:…Paul: “Christ is the visible image of the invisible God.”(Col 1:15)…1…John: “He existed in the beginning with God.”(John 12)……Peter: “you must worship Christ as Lord of your life.”(1Pet.3:15) But what did Jesus say about himself? […]

“What did Jesus mean when He said, ‘I am the Bread of Life’ (John 6:35)?”……Answer: “I am the Bread of Life” (John 6:35) is one of the seven “I Am” statements of Jesus. Jesus used the same phrase “I AM” in seven declarations about Himself. In all seven, He combines I AM with tremendous metaphors […]

Jesus and the Charge of Blasphemy   Mark 14:64 “You have all heard his blasphemy. What is your verdict?” “Guilty!” they all cried. “He deserves to die!”   There are today many liberal theologians who profess to be Christians, but who argue that Jesus was merely a great man, and that He never claimed deity […]

“How can Jesus be both God and man at the same time?”…What is the hypostatic union? …Answer: The hypostatic union is the term used to describe how God the Son, Jesus Christ, took on a human nature, yet remained fully God at the same time. Jesus always had been God (John 8:58, 10:30), but at […]

“What did Jesus mean when He said to ‘not cast your pearls before swine’ (Matthew 7:6)?”……Answer: “Do not cast your pearls before swine” is a portion of the Sermon on the Mount, and to understand its meaning, we have to understand its context and placement within the sermon. Christ had just finished instructing the crowd […]