While the other gospels emphasize the Kingdom of God and the Kingdom of Heaven, John instead emphasizes new life found in Jesus. It’s from John that we get Christ’s famous claim “I am the way the truth and the life. No one comes to the father except through me” -John 14:6. Jesus frequently uses metaphors to hint at his identity. John records more of these analogies than any other gospel, giving us some of the most famous word pictures for Christ.
1:1The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. 1:2Even as it is written in Isaiah the prophet, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, Who shall prepare thy way. 1:3The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make ye ready the way of the Lord, Make his paths straight; 1:4John came, who baptized in the wilderness and preached the baptism of repentance unto remission of sins. 1:5And there went out unto him all the country of Judaea, and all they of Jerusalem; And they were baptized of him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. 1:6And John was clothed with camel 's hair, and had a leathern girdle about his loins, and did eat locusts and wild honey.
As Genesis progresses, Joseph is able to reunite with Jacob, and his brothers. Joseph forgave his brothers, and even invited them to remain with him in Egypt. Joseph never gave up hope even after being put in a tough situation. Joseph did all his work, and still prayed to god, and was blessed enough to not live a life that the average slave did. Joseph had a family, a home, and was able to support his family through hard work.
The Bible tells Christiansin the book of John 3: 16, to love one another just the same way God loves them and sent His only son to rescue them from sin. The Bible does not want Christians to go in to war with fellow Christians nor to seek revenge but to ask God for help. Christians are allowed to choose their leaders and ask God for guidance in order to choose the right leader (Dockery &Thornbury, 2002). Leadership also comes from God and whoever has been elected as the leader holds a divine position that should be respected by the followers. God expects leaders to be wise in their decisions and rule justly.
Jesus cuts to the quick. “Except a man is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3). The Greek word is deliberately ambiguous, meaning either “from above” or “again.” Nicodemus understood the statement to mean a new birth. Jews understand that repetition of a word denotes its absolute meaning. Thus a word said twice as Jesus said, verily, verily, means, truly, truly, it means absolutely true.
Psalm 89:26 says, “He shall cry to Me, ‘You are my Father, My God, and the rock of my salvation’” (NKJV). Many other religions acknowledge that Jesus was a good teacher, but they strip Him of His Deity. With the Word of God as our source, we can see that Jesus is just as much God as the Father and Spirit. In Phil. 2:5-11 Paul gives us a very clear picture of Jesus’ deity “Make your own attitude that of Christ Jesus, who, existing in the form of God, did not consider equality with God as something to be used for His own advantage…” (NLT).
Being made sin for us, he underwent the sentence sin had exposed us to. Carnal hearts see nothing in the Lord Jesus to desire an interest in him. Unfortunately, by how many is he still despised in his people, and rejected as to his doctrine and authority. We can see this in The Synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke) share about the crucifixion and rejection of Jesus Christ, but Isaiah 53 and Psalms 22 describe in graphic detail what took place as well as the spiritually significant purpose for the death of our Savior. So let’s explore Isaiah 53 and see if we can discover its true meaning and therefore its accurate application to our lives today.
Prophecy stated that Origen learned it from the Greek mysteries. Exegesis and preaching were united from the Origen period throughout the history. One hundred and seventy five homilies were preserved, of which most of the sermons from Old Testament. Origen was ordained on A.D. 230. He had long been a preacher.
God revealed himself in the Old Testament, by detailing His fundamental plan, for humanity. Dr. Korver suggested that the theme of the Bible is about God’s sovereign restoration of His earthly kingdom. Likewise, Paul Enns states, the Old Testament can be summarized under the central theme of kingdom (39). Therefore, the Scriptures are about God’s kingdom and God restoring His kingdom on earth. In fact, the whole purpose of God sending His only begotten Son was to destroy the works of darkness through Jesus; moreover, Jesus’ gospel is the kingdom of God.