Posts Tagged ‘Christ’

Rock, Peter

2018/01/28

Jesus is the rock of our salvation. He is The Rock in the Book of Daniel who smashes the statue with the feet of clay. The feet of clay represents a union of independent nations which will fall apart. This is the doing of the Lord himself. Jesus is the rock of our salvation.

Jesus is a sure thing. He is from Everlasting to Everlasting. He is the beginning and the end, the first and the last, The Alpha and the Omega.

Mathew 16:13-20

When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?”

They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”

“But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”

Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”

Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” Then he ordered his disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Messiah.

Jesus told Peter that flesh and blood did not reveal to him He was the Messiah. It was his Father in heaven.

Up until that point Jesus had called Peter by the name Simon. Jesus said that you will be called Peter. Peter means little rock in the Greek.

Jesus who is the rock of our salvation called Peter a little rock. In other words, it is the confession of our faith that is the little rock of our salvation.

That is why the Bible says that we believe and are justified, and we confess and we are saved.

Believe -> Justified

Confess –> Saved

What is it that we believe in? We believe that Jesus Christ died for the sins of the world on the Roman cross, and three days later He overcame death by rising from the grave. In doing so, He paid for the sins of the world, and He made a way for us to be saved.

Our salvation is based upon the finished work of Jesus Christ. It is based on his death and resurrection. He paid the price for our sin, and then He made a way for us to eternal life.

By Jesus calling Simon by the name of Peter, Jesus was calling Peter’s confession of him a little rock. In other words, we are saved by confessing our faith in Jesus Christ.

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Christ, Christian

2018/01/18

Christ means anointed one. It is a translation of the word Hebrew word Messiah. Christian means little anointed one.

Christians are little anointed ones. They are Christ-like.

The easiest way to understand the thing about being like God is that we become part of the family of God, when we accept Jesus Christ as Lord and savior.

gods?

2018/01/18
John 10:34

Jesus-Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?

Rev 14:4

These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb

Psalms 82:1

God stands in the congregation of the might: he judges among the gods

Where are you staying?

2017/12/13

When disciples first met Jesus, they asked him where he was staying.

Jesus replied to them, “Follow me and see.”

There is something about that simple invitation. It’s not complicated.

Psalm 8, niv

2017/12/12

Psalm 8

For the director of music. According to gittith. A psalm of David.

Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth
You have set your glory in the heavens.

Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.

When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,

What is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?

You have made them a little lower than the angels,and crowned them with glory and honor.

You made them rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their feet: all flocks and herds, and the animals of the wild, the birds in the sky, and the fish in the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas.

Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!

Note: the first part of the Psalm 1 is the same as the last verse. This verse is about Jesus Christ, who is the Alpha and the Omega, the first and last, the beginning in the end. All things began with him and all things end with him.

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