Part 1 of 2 on the topic of believer's baptism as taught in the New Testament.
Part 2 of 2 on the topic of believer's baptism as taught in the New Testament.
Baptism Testimonies for Cheryl Kuhlman, John Flood, and Joseph Derkin.
Deuteronomy 6:4-6by Alan Sherban
The Shema holds three critical elements: the context, call (or content), and the consequence of the command to love Yahweh our God.
Matthew 4:8-11by Alan Sherban
Satan offers a deceptive bait to Christ to try to entice him to a suffering-less route to having his kingdom. But, as will always prove true, supreme love for the Father conquers all temptation.
Matthew 4:5-7by Alan Sherban
The second of the three temptations of Christ in the wilderness had to do with whether or not he would test the Father by not waiting upon his divine ways and timing.
Matthew 4:1-4by Alan Sherban
A look at the first of three temptations that assailed Christ, in which the tempter asks Jesus the question, "Did God really say that you must obey him?"
Matthew 4:1-11by Alan Sherban
Why did Jesus need to be tempted?
How could the Spirit lead Jesus to be tempted?
Could Jesus have fallen to temptation and actually sin?
How was Christ's temptation a real temptation?
A look at the importance of God's Kingdom purposes on earth, and how Scripture teaches us that its future implementation will unfold. Also, how is it that the Church and the Kingdom interact?
Matthew 3:13-17by Alan Sherban
The foundation of our salvation is the doctrine of justification. And the foundation of the essence of justification is the righteousness of Jesus. God's declaration of his pleasure in Christ following his baptism demonstrates that Jesus alone possesses obedience of divine quality sufficient to justify and assure his people.
Matthew 3:13-17by Alan Sherban
Jesus is righteous to a degree that none else can ever compare. He is righteous to the extent that God the Father is pleased with him. As such, he then verifies his claim to be Messiah and to be the only Savior of the world.
A Biblical Theology of the topic, "The People of God." How has God dealt with his people in the past? And what are his purposes for them in the future?
Matthew 3:10-12by Alan Sherban
There is coming a day when all ways to the Kingdom will be tested. Those which were taken apart from the direction of the King will be destroyed, but the travelers of the narrow way of repentance will be preserved.
Matthew 3:9by Alan Sherban
John the Baptist tells the religious leaders of Israel that inheriting of the promises of the Kingdom of Heaven has to do not with their physical connection to Abraham, but rather with a person's spiritual connection to Abraham in faith.
Matthew 3:7-8by Alan Sherban
The Pharisees and Sadducees come to John the Baptist only to find out that their own thoughts about entrance into the Kingdom of Heaven do not fit within the actual way of repentance that John proclaimed.
Matthew 3:1-6by Alan Sherban
There is a connection between the overall message of John the Baptist ("Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand") and the fact that his ministry served to prepare the way of the Lord, as prophesied in Isaiah 40 and other OT texts.
Psalm 16by Robert Troutman
Nehemiah 8:1-12by Alan Sherban
As we enter a new year filled with uncertainty of events but yet with certainty of trial and temptation, we look to God's Word for equipping so that we might find our way in joy and success.
Matthew 2:19-23by Alan Sherban
The last of Matthew's 5 stories which present Jesus of Nazareth as the Messiah. This time we see how his identification with the obscurity of the village of Nazareth fulfills what was foretold about the suffering and rejected anointed one.
Matthew 2:16-18by Alan Sherban
As Israel was exiled and would return, so the Messiah King was exiled from Israel in Herod's fury only to return again. And thus mourning is replaced with joy.
Matthew 2:13-15by Alan Sherban
The circumstances surrounding Jesus' rescue from the fury of Herod demonstrate the faithfulness of God and the faithfulness of Joseph, and present the child Jesus as Faithful Israel who would be the shining manifestation of God's glory on earth.
1 Corinthians 1:20-21by Alan Sherban
A short message concerning the true wisdom of God - that which the world sees as foolishness yet is able to save the souls of men.
Matthew 2:1-12by Alan Sherban
God's purpose of having man rule successfully over the earth will be completed only in the person of his Son, Jesus Christ. Matthew presents this man, Jesus, as the shepherd-ruler from Bethlehem - the greater David.
Matthew 1:18-25by Alan Sherban
Five Reasons Why Jesus is the Messiah, Part 1 of 5: Matthew records five distinct narrative accounts; each of which are vital to his argument of showing how Jesus is the fulfillment of what the Old Testament proclaimed the Messiah would be. This first story defends Jesus as the God-man who is heir to the Throne of David.
Matthew 1:16-17by Alan Sherban
In his Gospel account, Matthew presents Jesus of Nazareth as God, as man, and as the one whom we all must regard to be the Christ.
Matthew 1:2-17by Alan Sherban
God accomplishes all that he intends - not just in spite of our sin and human brokenness, but actually through such means.
Matthew 1:2-17by Alan Sherban
This passage holds three generational sections where we see God's chosen people wandering, failing, and hardening. Today, whether we wander, fail, or harden, Christ is gracious and will forgive all who come to him in repentance and faith.
Matthew 1:1by Alan Sherban
Jesus is the fulfillment of Scripture, being the Messiah for whom Israel long waited. Matthew introduces this reality by telling us that Jesus makes all things new, that he saves his people, and that he does the will of God as His anointed.
2 Peter 3:18by Alan Sherban
Examining the command of the Apostle Peter for us to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 5:12by Alan Sherban
Paul opens and closes all his attributed epistles with a hope for his readers to know the grace that is theirs in the Word of God, just as Peter proclaims in his first epistle as well.