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Resurrection of Jesus: What Does Scripture Say? :: By Dr. Donald Whitchard

Resurrection of Jesus: What Does Scripture Say? :: By Dr. Donald Whitchard

Scripture References: Matthew 28:5-10; Luke 24:13-31; John 11:25, 20:11-18, 24-29; 1 Corinthians 15:1-8 When the Lord Jesus told Martha at the tomb of Lazarus, “I AM the Resurrection and the Life” (John 11:25, KJV), He proved it by bringing him back from the dead, doing so in public, giving further proof that He was who […]

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Wedding Banquet: Invitation, Ingratitude, Pt 2 :: By Dr. Donald Whitchard

Wedding Banquet: Invitation, Ingratitude, Pt 2 :: By Dr. Donald Whitchard

Matthew 22:8-14, Luke 14:21-24, Isaiah 55:1, Revelation 22:17, Matthew 11:28-30, John 14:6 Summary: The original recipients of the invitation to the banquet (Matthew 22:1-7) refused to attend, giving flimsy excuses that resulted in their destruction (v.7). Who would attend the banquet now? Here is where we see the king’s mercy extend to “the least of […]

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Beyond the Upper Room: Wind, Fire, & Word :: By Dr. Donald Whitchard

Beyond the Upper Room: Wind, Fire, & Word :: By Dr. Donald Whitchard

John 3:8, Joel 2:28-29, Acts 2:1-4, Genesis 11:6, Exodus 13:21 Summary: The arrival of the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost was with wind, fire, and the Word of God that would change the world. At Christmas, we celebrate the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ, God’s promised Messiah and Savior of humanity. On […]

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Called Out: The Role of the Church :: By Dr. Donald Whitchard

Called Out: The Role of the Church :: By Dr. Donald Whitchard

Matthew 16:13-19, Mark 8:27-30, Luke 9:18-20, Ephesians 1:22, Ephesians 4:15, Colossians 1:18 Summary: Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church, and no one else (Matthew 16:13-19). We have strayed from what the Scriptures teach us about the church’s purpose and responsibilities and allowed the world and our opinions to take precedence over what we […]

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Romans 4: Abraham Made Righteous by Faith :: By Dr. Donald Whitchard

Romans 4: Abraham Made Righteous by Faith :: By Dr. Donald Whitchard

Romans 4:1-4, Genesis 17:10, Isaiah 57:12, Galatians 2:16, Ephesians 2:8-9, Titus 3:4-5, Matthew 7:22-23 Summary: Paul reminds his fellow Jews that it was not the Law that made them righteous before God. Abraham did not have the Law but was a role model of a relationship with God through faith. The Law is a guide […]

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Romans 2: Salient Words for the Self-Righteous :: By Dr. Donald Whitchard

Romans 2: Salient Words for the Self-Righteous :: By Dr. Donald Whitchard

Romans 2:1-16, John 15:22, Proverbs 12:15, Proverbs 20:6, Proverbs 21:2, 2 Corinthians 10:12, Revelation 3:17 Summary: The Apostle Paul has shown in the opening words of Romans that apart from Almighty God, humanity will sink into deep perversion and rebellion. He will also nail down the hard truth that none of us are exempt from […]

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Romans 3: Pharisees and Their Kin :: By Dr. Donald Whitchard

Romans 3: Pharisees and Their Kin :: By Dr. Donald Whitchard

Psalm 14:1-3, Psalm 53:1-4, Isaiah 53:6, Isaiah 64:6, Luke 18:9-14, Ecclesiastes 7:20 Summary: The biblical evidence that Paul uses to describe true human nature is summarized perfectly in the closing verses of Romans 3. The same evidence can also be used when we read the parable of the Pharisee and the Publican Jesus taught in […]

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