The Christmas Spirit (Even in Summertime)

Bob Roane Jesus Christ, Service, Theology

For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many. (Mark 10:45) This builds upon our previous post. You can read Jesus the Suffering Servant In his book Knowing God, J. I. Packer echoes Scripture’s teaching that Christ-like service is essential to our walk with …

Jesus the Suffering Servant

Bob Roane Jesus Christ, Service, Theology

Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made Himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to death, even …

Christ and His Bible (Part 2)

Bob Roane Jesus Christ, Theology

Abraham rejoiced at the thought of seeing Christ’s day; he saw it and was glad….Isaiah was referring to Jesus when he spoke his prophecies, because he saw the future and spoke of the Messiah’s glory. (John 8:56; 12:41) Here are some more quotations that I use in teaching and counseling to help people trust Christ and His Scriptures. These are …

Christ and His Bible (Part 1)

Bob Roane Jesus Christ, Theology

For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Christ….Jesus said, If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote about me. (John 1:17; 5:56) Here are some quotations that I use in teaching and counseling to help people put their confidence in Christ and His Scriptures. This is also used in prison ministry. The …

Come, O Long-Expected Jesus

Bob Roane Jesus Christ, Theology

Jesus said, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty….Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done.” (Revelation 1:8; 22:12) A Hymn About Jesus’ Two Comings I use this hymn below to remind us …

Under Jesus’ Wings (Part 3)

Bob Roane Jesus Christ, Safety and Security in Christ

Psalm 91:1-4 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Surely He will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with His feathers, and …

Christ our Treasure (Expanded)

Bob Roane Jesus Christ, Joy and Peace, Loving and Trusting God

In Christ Are Hidden All the Treasures of Wisdom and Knowledge. (Colossians 2:3) We can also appreciate Jesus’ value by studying His many names in Scripture. You may also like Christ’s Wonderful Names, Part 1 and Part 2 and God’s Wonderful Gift, Part 1 and Part 2. Jesus is Wiser Than Solomon In Old Testament times, King Solomon had God-given encyclopedic insight …