Did Jesus claim to be God? And in the Synoptic Gospels did He claim to be God? In John’s Gospel Jesus’ deity is much more unambiguous and more explicit than in the Synoptics, and some academics have even claimed that in Matthew, Mark, or Luke, Jesus never claimed to be God. Is that true? In
Did Jesus claim to be God? Consider the episode when Jesus stilled the storm: On the same day, when evening had come, He said to them, “Let us cross over to the other side.” Now when they had left the multitude, they took Him along in the boat as He was. And other little boats
Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints— (Eph 6:18). My prayer life is not as it should be. I’ve gone through different “phases” of prayer—a legalistic phase (complete with prayer book[s]), a mystical phase, and, frankly, many dry
Bill Fiess, frequent Grace in Focus contributor, sent me a reminder of the right attitude to have during the coronavirus lockdown. His email was to the point: I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth (Ps 34:1). In everything give thanks; for this is the will of
My grandmother (“Nanny”) has a studio apartment in a senior’s residence in Montreal. It’s like a little world all to itself, with its own restaurant, hair salon, and corner store. Nanny is an extrovert. She’s also “high energy” or what used to be called “hyper.” (Today she might be diagnosed as ADHD). She loves going
P. ¿Cual es la diferencia entre la seguridad eterna, o OSAS (once saved, always saved) [USSS (una vez salvo, siempre salvo)] y perseverance of the saints (PoS) [la perseverancia de los santos (PdS)]? ¿No son la misma cosa? R. Pues, a menudo se entienden como si fueran la misma cosa. Pero no deben entenderse así.
In a previous blog, I compared life under quarantine to a pressure cooker. My Instant Pot creates a high–pressure environment that allows food to cook much faster! Likewise, I find that life under quarantine is putting pressure on the family, and on me, so that I’ve been getting angrier much faster than I usually would.
Of all the cooking tools we have at home, our Instant Pot is the one I like the best. I didn’t at first—all the meat turned out tough. But then I learned which recipes work best for an Instant Pot, and now I use it all the time. The Instant Pot is an electric pressure
When Israel followed Moses through the wilderness, God provided manna for them to eat. There God had said, “Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a day’s portion every day, that I may test them, whether or not they will walk in My instruction” (Exod 16:4, emphasis
Christians around the world celebrated the day when Jesus rose from the dead. Truthfully, we do that every Sunday, but, by tradition and convention, it’s especially celebrated once a year—Easter Sunday. How do I know that Jesus rose from the dead? The resurrection is an extraordinary claim. Although there are many cases of people dying