The Love of God in Christ

Unexpressed love or hiding your feelings towards someone tends to become a frustration or a future regret. But our God is not like that. He has chosen to reveal and demonstrate his love to his children. As written in Romans 5:8, “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were stillContinue reading “The Love of God in Christ”

Holiness, Jesus’ sinlessness

Holiness, again, is a term we will be hearing in the next few weeks because of the upcoming Holy Week season. However, in this short post, our aim as Christians is to understand the word ‘holiness’ from a Christ-centered perspective. Christ is holy and is sinless. In theological terms, the sinlessness of Christ is referredContinue reading “Holiness, Jesus’ sinlessness”

Jesus Christ is Lord

Baptist historian and former missionary to the Philippines, Dr. Leslie Hill, argues that the Lordship of Christ is a Baptist distinctive. I do believe that this doctrine is essential; however, it is not distinctive solely of the Baptists but of Christianity as a whole. John Frame noted that the name “Lord” is found over 7000Continue reading “Jesus Christ is Lord”

“I AM” Jesus

The preexistence of Jesus Christ is foundational in Christology. This doctrine grounds the eternal nature of the Second Person of the Trinity. Jesus is fully aware and truly intentional with the purpose of His coming as the God who redeems His people—a divine entry into history from eternity. In John 8: 58, Jesus declared thatContinue reading ““I AM” Jesus”

Only Jesus

Other forms of Christianity have noted that they do not worship Mary but rather they venerate her. This kind of veneration is higher than any other saints (like the apostles) but lower to God. However, while they can define their own definition of the term, it is clearly stated in the Bible that worship, reverence,Continue reading “Only Jesus”

Jesus, the Blessed Hope

Why do Christians suffer? Making this question more personal, why do we experience suffering? This essay does not try to explain theodicy but will encourage the readers to yearn for the blessed hope. In fact, we are saved “in hope” (Rom 8:24). The problem for many Christians is that, in their midst of trials andContinue reading “Jesus, the Blessed Hope”

The Mind of Christ

What does “the mind of Christ” means? It pertains to one’s inner thought—a priori—basically, a mindset of Christlikeness. Specifically, in this context basing on Philippians 2:1-5, it points to humility—a selfless kind of attitude. This Christlike character is the one that “values others above themselves” (v. 4). Christ’s mind does not merely think about oneselfContinue reading “The Mind of Christ”

Christological Servanthood

Christians are called to serve one another in love (Gal. 5:13). But the main takeaway–for this post–from the cited passage is the call to serve. As Christians, we bear the name of Christ in our identity. Meaning, we ought to conform in Christ-likeness and exemplify Christ’s life in our lives to others for God’s glory.Continue reading “Christological Servanthood”

Biblical Reflection: Christ and Life

Leroy Seat, in his blog, quoted Shakespeare and George Bernard Shaw on their views about life. Macbeth, a realist, pessimistically exclaimed, “Out, out, brief candle!Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor playerThat struts and frets his hour upon the stageAnd then is heard no more: it is a taleTold by an idiot, full of soundContinue reading “Biblical Reflection: Christ and Life”