I've put off continuing the Gospel Journey, mainly because there is a lot of information and trying to figure out the "best" way to somewhat share a chronological story of Christ. Obviously, I'm not going to be perfect. Please bear with me. (I somewhat dread reaching 1 & 2 Chronicles, haha!) Regardless, it truly is fascinating … Continue reading “Where Then Do You Get That Living Water?”
When I started my Are You Fasting…At All? series I was surprised to see people had not considered that fasting does not only relate to food. Which is why this series is meant to encourage fasting for the Lord in multiple ways. This is not about the health benefits, and I do want to caution you to … Continue reading Are You Fasting…From Pleasant Food?
Last time we covered why John baptized, how he taught baptism of repentance, what it meant to bear good fruit, people confusing him for Christ, and how Christ was coming to clean the threshing floor. I did not think the baptism of Christ would take about three posts to cover, but it is important. We … Continue reading Gospel Journey | Christ’s Baptism, John Is Sent To Prison
Previously we looked at why Christ is referred to as the Word, and why He became flesh. Through Him, we receive mercy, truth, and grace. But this is because we have received the fulfillment of His death and resurrection. John the Baptist was preparing people to understand this, and this is where we will start … Continue reading Gospel Journey | John Preached Baptism of Repentance
The Word was in the beginning. Today, I think is a really special passage to go over. It is a complicated one for some. Before understanding what John was proclaiming in the desert, as prophesied, it is important to understand Christ. We are given a clear picture of God's love and Christ's existence in chapter … Continue reading Gospel Journey | Christ Is God, Word Became Flesh, Purpose of John
We left off with the news of Elizabeth and Mary receiving announcements that they would be with child. Zacharias became mute because of his disbelief that his elderly wife would be with child, and he would only speak when his son was born. Ch. 1:39-45- Mary Visits Elizabeth (v.41) When Mary went to Judah to … Continue reading The Gospel Journey | John The Baptist Is Born & His Father Speaks
The beginning of the Gospel story begins with the announcement of the births of John the Baptist and his cousin Jesus. These accounts are only told in the book of Luke which is where we will begin. Ch. 1:01-25 - John's Birth Announced to Zacharias (v.5-7) Zacharias was a priest, his wife Elizabeth is said … Continue reading The Gospel Journey | Gabriel Is Sent With Announcements