Calling Jesus “Lord” is a confession of belief that He is God, and loyalty to Him, and a claim to be a disciple.
Part of what makes stories so effective as teaching tools is their ability to stick with us. But what gives the best stories staying power?
Jesus Christ’s main purpose in coming to the world was to provide salvation for those who put their trust in Him. Jesus saves us from the righteous wrath of God the Father upon all who have sinned against him.
In John 10:12-18, Jesus contrasts Himself with the Pharisees, implying they don’t know or care about the people. Jesus loves each person and willingly gives up his life for people of all nations.
Let’s face it: some days are uppers and some are downers. “Upper” days lift our spirits and send them soaring. “Downer” days leave us sad and discouraged. On a few occasions we get both on in one day!
Few things are more clearly set forth in all of Scripture. This single prediction is woven through the teachings of Christ, especially during His final months of ministry, as well as the writings of the apostles.
By saying “I am the bread of life,” Jesus is saying He is essential for life—eternal life. He is also claiming deity. He invites people to place their faith in Him as their Saviour in order to live and be truly satisfied.
When it comes to caring for widows, it’s easy to be pulled by emotions into unwise decisions. That’s why Paul’s instructions are so helpful. And so are his practical reminders.
Jesus used this title to both reveal and conceal who He was. He reveals Himself as truly human and a lowly servant (Mathew 8:20; 9:6), identifying with us in our weakness and suffering for us (Mark 8:31).
The Holy Ghost isn’t a ghost at all—He is a Spirit who, as the third member of the godhead, possesses all the attributes of God and operates in the same realm as God the Father and God the Son.