The Sin Offering

The book of Leviticus is filled with types, pictures, and symbols of the Lord Jesus Christ. As recorded in the book of Hebrews, the law itself is but “a shadow of the good things to come”. Paul the apostle exhorted the saints at Colosse regarding this same truth: “So...

Repentance and Reconciliation

The gospel message is a message of repentance and reconciliation. Paul had to handle some very sensitive issues in the congregation at Corinth. He wrote three very pointed letters of correction to them; one of those letters, which is now lost, included some of the...

The Two Ways Of Reconciliation

I hope that the statement I’m about to make will not be a new revelation to you, but here goes. Born again Christians at times have differences, disputes, and flare-ups, for any number of reasons. Some are theological, some are personal. Some are real, some are...

Glorious Reconciliation

I never tire hearing the gospel message. I look forward to Communion services in a very special way, because of how the Lord has used them so many times to get my heart refocused on the eternal and off the temporal. As we read today about Paul’s heart in reaching the...

Philemon – Redemption and Reconciliation

Many bible scholars believe that this epistle was written at Rome during Paul’s first imprisonment, nearly four years after his arrest at Jerusalem (Ac 21:33), during all of which time he had been in bonds, but permitted to preach. See Ac 28:31. Philemon was one...