Saturday, 30 December 2017

The Lord Jesus Christ the Messiah

                                                         Messiah - The True Messiah
                         Plan of the Gospel
                                                 The Lord Jesus Christ the Messiah
   
                          Matthew                       Mark                            Luke                             John

Status               The King                       The Priest                     The Prophet                 The Son of God
                         The Messiah                 The Messiah                 The Messiah                The Messiah
                          David                             Melckizedek                 Moses                          God the Father
                         (Abraham)                     (Aaron)                         (Adam)                         (The Angel of God)

Theme              Jesus the Messiah         Jesus the Messiah        Jesus the Messiah        Jesus the Messiah
                         King of the Jews            Servant of God             Son of Man                  Son of God

Manifest           His Kingdom                  His Obedience              His Grace                    His Divinity

Is 53:1-2          Jer. 33:15                        Zac. 3:8                        Zac. 6:12                      Is 4:2 
Tender Plan      The Branch                       The Branch                    The Branch                    The Branch


Genealogy       From Abraham               No genealogy               From Adam                 From Eternity
                         From David                    for Servant                   Seed of the woman     No genealogy
Ezekiel 1:10     Lion                                Ox                                Man                              Eagle
Symbol
Colour in the    Purple                            Scarlet                          Fine linen                      Blue sky
Tabernacle       Royalty                          Affliction/Sufferance     Purity                             Divinity
The Ark of         The Tables                    The Rod of Aaron         The Manna                    The Mercy Seat 
the Covenant    of the Law                        

Verses in the     Mt 2:2                           Mark 10:45                   Luke 4:18                      John 20:31
specific              Mt 1:6                           Mark 9:35                     Luke 4:32                      John 1:1
theme of the      Mt 3:2                           Mark 10:44                   Luke 2:40                     John 10:30
Gospel               Mt 5:3, 10                     Mark 12:4                     Luke 13:33                   John 14:9-11
                          Mt 21:25                       Mark 14:65                    Luke 24:19                   John 3:16
Verse in the       Mark 15:32                   Mt 23:11                        Mt 13:54                       Mt 14:33
other Gospel      Luke 23:38                  Luke 1:69                       Mark 6:15                     Mark 1:1
                          John 12:15                   John 10:11                     John 7:40                     Luke 9:35
Old                                                                                               
Testament         Ps 24:10                      Ps 110:4                         Deut. 18:15;18              Isaiah 9:6

There are many other illustrations and verses to be added to this plan.

According to the Gospel the Lord Jesus said 12 times to the disciples that He have to go to Jerusalem and suffer

Moreover in all the Gospels the Lord Jesus Christ is presented in all his status, but certainly there are a different emphasis each Gospel.

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Repentance

The Shorter Catechism
Question 87: What is repentance unto life?
Answer: Repentance unto life is a saving grace, whereby a sinner, out of a true sense of his sin, and apprehension of the mercy of God in Christ, doth, with grief and hatred of his sin, turn from it unto God, withpu full purpose of, and endeavour after, new obedience.


A parable of the Lord Jesus Christ regarding prayer with acknowledgment of sin.

Luke 18:9   And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:
18:10   Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.
18:11   The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men [are], extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.
18:12   I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.

18:13   And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as [his] eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
18:14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified [rather] than the other: for every one that exalteth
himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

As we  by nature are destitute, so we must ask God for mercy.

Micah 7:18   Who [is] a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth [in] mercy.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Paul declare to be a Minister

Paul declare to be a Minister:

Colossians 1:23  If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and [be] not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, [and] which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;
24  Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church
25  Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God;

We have the same in the Act:
Acts 26:15   And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest.
16   But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee;
17   Delivering thee from the people, and [from] the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee,
18   To open their eyes, [and] to turn [them] from darkness to light, and [from] the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.
19   Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision:


Paul do not call himself a Pastor in any of the epistles.

Certainly Paul was a great Rabbi and a great Pastor, teaching and pastoring the church and was no call Cardinal or pope but a Minister .that is to say a Servant of God even a Slave.

What lovely, biblical and humble name is "Minister" to serve God and the brothers and to serve all.

I am sure that you still quote to me:
Ephesians 4:11   And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
12   For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
1 Corinthians 12 
12:28   And *  God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.
 
12:29  Are all *  apostles? are all *  prophets? are all *  teachers? are all workers of miracles?

I do not see any Pastors in this passage, therefore for the title Pastor we cannot quote this passage.
Certainly the title Minister cover all and is an humble title as a Servant. This is an high calling to serve God and the Church.
As you know we are forbidden by the Lord Jesus Christ to call anybody Teacher that is to say Master or Rabbi
Matthew 23:8   But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, [even] Christ; and all ye are brethren.
In Greek there are only one word for Shepherd and Pastor, Pastor is the Latin word for Shepherd.
As I have explain we are not aloud to call anybody teacher, but God gave some teachers.
God gave some shepherd but the title is for God they are pastoring, they are Minister of God, Minister of Christ, Minister of the Gospel and so on.
Ezekiel 34:2   Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD unto the shepherds; Woe [be] to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks? Ezekiel 34:5   And they were scattered, because [there is] no shepherd: and they became meat to all the beasts of the field, when they were scattered. 7   Therefore, ye shepherds, hear the word of the LORD; 8   [As] I live, saith the Lord GOD, surely because my flock became a prey, and my flock became meat to every beast of the field, because [there was] no shepherd, neither did my shepherds search for my flock, but the shepherds fed themselves, and fed not my flock; 9   Therefore, O ye shepherds, hear the word of the LORD; 10   Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I [am] against the shepherds; and I will require my flock at their hand, and cause them to cease from feeding the flock; neither shall the shepherds feed themselves any more; for I will deliver my flock from their mouth, that they may not be meat for them. 12   As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep [that are] scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day. 23   And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, [even] my servant David; he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd.

Remember the word Shepherd and Pastor are interchangeable.

You still like to be call Pastor.















Friday, 21 December 2012

Epaphras the Minister of the Colosse Church.

In the epistle to the Colossians the title for a  "Pastor",  is "Minister". No need of others proofs, is evident.
Colossians 1:7   As ye also learned of Epaphras our dear fellowservant, who is for you a faithful minister of Christ;
Therefore Epaphras was the "Minister" of the Colosse Church.

To say that Epaphras was the Pastor, Priest, Vicar, Father, Rabbi, Cardinal and so on, it is not Biblical, it is by the tradition that we may call him in different name.

Let us follow the Word of God, if we do so we are in the Holy Ground and no one can stand against us, even if they mention learned goodly theologian. The Word of God is superior to all.
Therefore Epaphras was the "Minister" of the Colosse Church.

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Minister is the right title


In the epistle to the Colossians the title for a  "Pastor",  is "Minister". No need of others proofs, is evident

Colossians 1:7   As ye also learned of Epaphras our dear fellowservant, who is for you a faithful minister of Christ;

Therefore Epaphras was the "Minister" of the Colosse Church.

Colossians

1:23   If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;
1:24   Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church:
1:25   Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God;
Paul tell us that he was made a Minister, by the dispensation of God.
A Minister is teaching and is pastoring the church but we cannot call him a rabbi, prophet or master. In the same way we cannot call him a pastor, father or a priest. There are no pastor or priest in the New Testament.

To be a Minister, a Servant of God what a biblical blessed name.

If we identify the church as a flock, the believers are the sheep and the Lord is the Shepherd, the Pastor.

There are only one Pastor that give is life for the sheep.


Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Paul ... for this purpose, to make thee a minister ... (by the Lord Jesus)

Acts 26:15   And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest.

Acts 26:16   But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee;

Acts 26:17   Delivering thee from the people, and [from] the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee,

Acts 26:18   To open their eyes, [and] to turn [them] from darkness to light, and [from] the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.

Acts 26:19   Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision:

Friday, 16 November 2012

Minister

1 Peter 1:12   Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into. 1 Peter 4:10   As every man hath received the gift, [even so] minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. 1 Peter 4:11   If any man speak, [let him speak] as the oracles of God; if any man minister, [let him do it] as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. 2 Peter 1:11   For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ

Minister

 1 Thessalonians 3:2   And sent Timotheus, our brother, and minister of God, and our fellowlabourer in the gospel of Christ, to establish you, and to comfort you concerning your faith:
1 Timothy 1:4   Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: [so do].
1 Timothy 4:6   If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.
 2 Timothy 1:18   The Lord grant unto him that he may find mercy of the Lord in that day: and in how many things he ministered unto me at Ephesus, thou knowest very well.
Philemon 1:13   Whom I would have retained with me, that in thy stead he might have ministered unto me in the bonds of the gospel:
Hebrews 1:7   And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire.
Hebrews 1:14   Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?
Hebrews 6:10   For God [is] not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
Hebrews 8:2   A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man.
Hebrews 10:11   And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:

Minister (No one call himself a Pastor or Shepard)

Galatians 3:5   He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, [doeth he it] by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
Ephesians 3:7   Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power.
Ephesians 4:29   Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
 Ephesians 6:21   But that ye also may know my affairs, [and] how I do, Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, shall make known to you all things:
Philippians 2:25   Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labour, and fellowsoldier, but your messenger, and he that ministered to my wants.
Colossians 1:7   As ye also learned of Epaphras our dear fellowservant, who is for you a faithful minister of Christ;
Colossians 1:23   If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and [be] not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, [and] which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;
Colossians 1:25   Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God;
Colossians 2:19   And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God.
Matthew Henry Commentary For Colossians Chapter 4Strong's Greek/Hebrew Definitions For Colossians Chapter 4 Colossians 4:7   All my state shall Tychicus declare unto you, [who is] a beloved brother, and a faithful minister and fellowservant in the Lord: