Did Jesus Exist? Michael Kruger’s Response to Valerie Tarico

Michael J. Kruger, Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, North Carolina, has recently written a brief, yet excellent, response to an article by Valerie Tarico posted at RawStory website and entitled Here Are 5 Reasons to Suspect Jesus Never Existed. Michael's response is entitled Did Jesus Even Exist? Responding … Continue reading Did Jesus Exist? Michael Kruger’s Response to Valerie Tarico

Luke 2:8-20 – Jesus Christ Is God’s Gift to Us (Teaching Outline)

Introduction: If your family is like my family, you all enjoy giving and receiving presents at Christmas time. I really see no problem with celebrating Jesus' birth by enjoying giving to others as a way to emulate His love and to “remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, 'It is more blessed … Continue reading Luke 2:8-20 – Jesus Christ Is God’s Gift to Us (Teaching Outline)

1 Samuel 15:22-23 – To Obey is Better Than Sacrifice (Teaching Outline)

Note: Begin reading the passage at verse 1 in order to grasp the immediate context. Introduction: A mother is said to have once told this story about her little boy: My son, Michael, was four years old the night I found him sobbing uncontrollably in the hallway. Concerned, I knelt next to him and drew him … Continue reading 1 Samuel 15:22-23 – To Obey is Better Than Sacrifice (Teaching Outline)

The “Common Sense” of Thanksgiving by Bob Gonzales

Bob Gonzales offers us a reminder of the importance of thanking God in a 2011 article entitled The “Common Sense” of Thanksgiving. He begins the article thusly: By the “common sense” of Thanksgiving, I’m not referring to the ability to make sound judgments, or to practical savvy upstairs, or to practical suggestions for cooking a … Continue reading The “Common Sense” of Thanksgiving by Bob Gonzales

Psalm 19 – Rightly Responding to the Revelation of God (Teaching Outline)

Introduction: Theologians often make a distinction between General Revelation (the revelation of God through creation) and Special Revelation (the revelation of God through the Scriptures). As we will see today, this distinction is a Biblical one and is rooted in passages such as Psalm 19. As we examine the psalm, we will see 1) that … Continue reading Psalm 19 – Rightly Responding to the Revelation of God (Teaching Outline)