Microfilm. Woodbridge, CT Research Publications, Inc., 1985. 1 reel ; 35mm. (The Eighteenth Century ; reel 1479, no. 19).
|Other titles||Rector corrected. Part 2.|
|Series||Eighteenth century -- reel 1479, no. 19.|
|Contributions||Whiting, John, 1656-1722.|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||128|
Jesus’ only credentials were himself. He never wrote a book, commanded an army, held a political office, or owned property. He mostly traveled within a hundred miles of his village, attracting crowds who were amazed at his provocative words and stunning deeds. Yet Jesus’ greatness was obvious to all those who saw and heard him. they were trying to kill him: “Because you, a mere man, have made yourself God.” Jesus’ usage of God’s name greatly angered the religious leaders. The point is that these Old Testament scholars knew exactly what he was saying—he was claiming to be God, the Creator of the universe. It is only this. One Solitary Life. Here is a man who was born in an obscure village, the child of a peasant woman. He grew up in another village. He worked in a carpenter shop until He was thirty. Then for three years He was an itinerant preacher. He never owned a home. He never wrote a book. He never held an office. He never had a family. He never went to. Jesus Is Lord. Jesus is Lord - Excerpts from "One Solitary Life" (author unknown) Jesus is Lord, yet He declares His Lordship through the power of humility and grace "Here is a man who was born in an obscure village, the child of a peasant woman. He grew up in another village.
So Paul’s self-understanding is that he is bought and owned and ruled by Christ Jesus — a man who was killed as a criminal perhaps 25 years before this letter was written, and who, Paul will say in verse 4, was raised from the dead and is the absolutely unique Son of God in power. Who is this Man called Jesus? People have been asking that question ever since He walked out of the carpenter shop about two thousand years ago. Jesus came to reveal to us who God is: a God who loved us enough to have His own Son crucified in order to pay our sin-debt in full. All the things that are true of Jesus are true of God--there is no one like Him! And, as Jesus died, God made him to be sin. God looked at Jesus as he died, and God saw evil covering his innocent Son. He saw all the evil of humanity covering His Son, and it was such a repulsive sight that it repelled God, and God turned away from His own Son. And Jesus cried out, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew ). All across the world today, Christians are gathering to worship. They worship Jesus Christ. Why? This great little quote (published as “The Incomparable Christ”) tells us: More than nineteen hundred years ago, there was a Man born contrary to the laws of life. This Man lived in poverty and was reared in obscurity. He did not travel extensively. Only once did He cross the boundary of the.
The treasure in this parable is the resurrection to eternal life. It was the same “treasure in heaven” that Jesus promised the rich young man if he would sell his possessions, give to the poor, and follow Jesus (Matthew ). The rich young man, blinded by short-term worldly wealth, could not see the treasure, but the man in the parable. Jesus said, “He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him” (Joh. ), and John said, “For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous” (1 Jo. ). Get this from a library! Christ Jesus owned as he is God and man: according to the Holy Scriptures. And the lyar's refuge swept away: in reply to Edw. Cockson's scurrilous pamphlet, called, The serpent's head broken: Wherein he appears to be the Serpent, whose Head is Bruised, and he Wounded with his own Weapon. His False Charges against the Quakers Refuted, and Justly Retorted on himself by. But three days later this Man arose from the dead--living proof that He was, as He had claimed, the Savior whom God had sent, the Incarnate Son of God. Nineteen centuries have come and gone and today the risen Lord Jesus Christ is the central figure of the human race.