6. Jesus asserts that the identity we have gained as God’s people must be maintained through productivity and public witness (again Exo 19:4-6 = Israel’s identity also needed to be maintained – i.e. it was conditional): 6.1. (13) In the ancient world, salt was used as fertilizer for the soil/earth (“earth” = th/j gh/j = […]
Matthew 4.1 -The Beginning of Jesus’ Public Ministry
CHAPTER (4) SYNOPSIS = Jesus’ Wilderness Temptation (1-11; this event is also recorded in Mark 1:12-13 and Luke 4:1-13); The Beginning of Jesus’ Public Ministry (12-25; portions of this event is found in Mark 1:16-20; Luke 5:2-11 and John 1:40-42). 1. Jesus being led into the wilderness to be tempted immediately following His baptism is […]
God’s Sovereignty & Human Responsibility
Refute this statement with biblical support: “God’s law is too hard for anyone who is not perfect or sinless to keep faithfully. Two Truths regarding God’s Sovereignty and Human Responsibility: 1) Our status before God can change. 2) God’s decrees cannot change.