The New Testament is full of teaching that tells us Christ will reward the good works of believers at the Judgment Seat of Christ (1 Cor 3:10-15, etc.). When we teach these passages, many maintain that they do not want any rewards. Part of the reason given is that they are unworthy. Perhaps all of us have felt that
By Ken Yates We all know the stories about Daniel. He was a faithful servant of the Lord during a trying time in Israel’s history. He had been taken captive when he was a teenager and lived the rest of his life in Babylon. When we get to chap. 5, Daniel is a man in
Mark 13 contains the famous Olivet Discourse in the Gospel of Mark. It starts off with the disciples being very impressed with the temple in Jerusalem. They point out to the Lord how beautiful it was (Mark 13:1). Many have remarked that it was an architectural wonder of the ancient world. Josephus and others observed how beautiful it
In Mark 12:35-37, Jesus points out to the scribes that they have a deficient view of the Messiah. They correctly understood that the Messiah was going to be a descendant of David. But the Lord shows them, from Psalm 110, that they didn’t realize the Messiah was going to be more than simply a son of David.
Many times we might think that God could never be humiliated. But that is not entirely correct. One of the great prophetic books of the OT, the Book of Daniel, opens with this theme. We know the story well. Daniel and his three friends were among those Jews who were taken captive to Babylon around
We all know the stories about Daniel. He was a faithful servant of the Lord during a trying time in Israel’s history. He had been taken captive when he was a teenager and lived the rest of his life in Babylon. When we get to chap. 5, Daniel is a man in his 80s. The Babylonian Empire was
In American evangelicalism we often hear various phrases when people present the gospel to unbelievers. With a little reflection, what we find is that these phrases are not found in the Bible. We can look at a few as examples. With minor changes, one such phrase is: “Jesus is knocking at the door of your heart.
I have spent almost my whole life around the military. My dad was in the army, and I made a career of the military myself. I have always loved hearing about acts of courage on the battlefield. I have heard many such stories and even have met many of the men who were involved in them. But courage can
By Ken Yates If you ask ten theologians their views on divorce and remarriage, you will get eleven different answers. I have engaged in many of these discussions myself. One verse included in all these debates is Mark 10:11. The Lord says, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her.” While this
In Mark 12:10 Jesus is talking to the Jewish religious leaders and denounces them with a parable that they know is directed at them. He tells them, ‘The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone.” The reason He does so is because He knows they are going to reject and kill Him. But even though