Teaching with Authority

  What does it mean to teach with authority? According to the gospel of Mark, people in the synagogues were impressed with Jesus’ teaching, “for he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes” (Mark 1:22). The word translated here as “authority” is the Greek exousia (Strong’s #1849), which can also mean […]

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The Apostles’ Creed, Part Six: “He Will Come Again to Judge the Living and the Dead”

The last thing the Apostles’ Creed tells us about Jesus is that “He will come again to judge the living and the dead.” The parousia (or second coming) of Christ has been the subject of much fascination over the last two millennia; and it’s spawned a seemingly endless amount of speculation of just when Jesus […]

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