Christology

The Person of Christ as Revealed in the Epistles of Paul

In the epistles of Paul, we find the most full and convincing testimony as to the Lord. In Romans He is of the seed of David according to the flesh, but declared to be the Son of God with power according to the Spirit of Holiness and the resurrection from the dead (1:4). In the ninth chapter the apostle uses even stronger language in speaking of Him, “Of whom as concerning the flesh, Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever” (9:5). In First Corinthians He is asso...

The Person of Christ as Revealed in the Book of Revelation

In the book of Revelation, chapter one discloses Christ to us in His majesty and glory, as the Ancient of Days, the First and the Last, the living One, who once died but is now alive forevermore. In chapter five, we see Him as the Lamb in the midst of the throne of God, receiving the book of the divine counsels from the hand of God, and sharing with Him the praise of all creation: “Blessing and honor and glory and power be unto Him that sitteth upon the throne and unto the Lamb...

The Person of Christ as Revealed in the Gospel of John

John 1 - 12 The Gospel of John is the distinctive Gospel of the Deity. There can be no question that the special theme of this evangelist is the Godhead of our Lord Jesus Christ. And yet nowhere shall we find more distinct statements of His humanity. Let us put side by side three verses from the first chapter: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (1:1); “And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us” (1:14); “B...

The Person of Christ as Revealed in the Book of Acts

We come now to the second general division of the New Testament, the book of Acts. The scene is changed; our Lord has ascended into heaven, and according to His promise has sent down the Holy Spirit. The main testimony as to Himself, therefore, is that He has risen, has given the Holy Spirit, and is Lord of all. In his discourse at  Pentecost, Peter ascribes the divine and manifest power of the Spirit to the ascended Lord. “He hath shed forth this which ye now see and hearR...

The Person of Christ as Revealed in the General Epistles

1 Peter The fourth general division of the New Testament refers to the pilgrim character of the people of God, rather than to their heavenly position. But here too we find abundant testimony to the glories of Him of whom we speak. Peter tells us of the unblemished Lamb, “foreordained before the foundation of the world” (1 Pet. 1:19,20), and of the One who, in the days before the flood, before His incarnation, went by His Spirit and preached to the disobedient, through Noah, ...

The Eternal Existence, Work, and Reign of Christ

THE ETERNAL EXISTENCE OF CHRIST If man was not so deeply enclosed in darkness his inquisitive mind would be intrigued by the thought that there was a Man who lived on this earth who pre-existed. Today the makers of science fiction novels and movies create fictional characters of mystical origins. The response to these fictional portrayals are both enthusiastic and lucrative. Yet in the realm of truth, the only true story of a real Man who pre-existed prior to His birth is largely ignore...

The Person of Christ as Revealed in the Gospels of Mark and Luke

Mark In the Gospel of Mark the general theme is Christ the Prophet of God and the Servant of man’s need. In both capacities, He exhibits the tireless energy of One whose work was ever before Him. But no matter how lowly the service or ceaseless the activity, there are the shinings forth of the glories of His person. “The beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God,” tells us who He was, whom even the demons recognized. In the prophetic discourse given a...

To the Afflicted

If I were to ask this audience what Christ came into this world for, every one of you would say to save sinners, and then you would stop.  A great many think that is all Christ came to do - to save sinners. Now, we are told that He came, to be sure, to "seek and save that which was lost"; but then He came to do more.  He came to heal the broken hearted.  In that eighteenth verse of the fourth chapter of Luke, which I read to you last nigh...

The Seven "I Will's" of Christ

When a man says, "I will," it may not mean much. We very often say "I will" when we don’t mean to fulfill what we say. But when we come to the "I will" of Christ, He means to fulfill it. Everything He promised to do, He is able and willing to accomplish. I cannot find any Scripture where He says "I will" do this or "I will" do that but that it will be done. 1. The "I Will" of Salvation The first "I will" is to be found in John’s Gospel, ch...

Christ All in All

Colossians 3:11- "Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all. CHRIST is all in all to every one who has truly found Him. He is our Savior, Redeemer, Deliverer, Shepherd, Teacher, and also sustains toward us many more offices, to which I desire to call your attention. 1. If we turn to Luke 2:10, 11, we find Christ is there announced as o...
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