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Was Jesus the “Suffering Servant” of Isaiah 53?

Was Jesus of Nazareth the “suffering servant” of whom the prophet Isaiah spoke in Chapter 53 of his book? The modern Jews says, “No.” Rather, it frequently is argued that the Jewish people in general are in view. What are the facts of this matter?

B.C. Comic: Free Speech or Hate Speech?

When does one’s expressions of belief become “politically incorrect”? Cartoonist, Johnny Hart, had to answer this question when his recent “B.C.” “Easter” comic strip portrayed an extinguished menorah turning into a cross.

Esther 4:14 & 6:1 – Esther and Divine Providence

Though the age of miracles has passed, God is not silent in the activities of mankind, but orchestrates his will on earth—through providence. The Old Testament account of Esther provides a thrilling view of how God works in this way.

God and the Nation of Israel

What role does the nation of Israel play — past and present — in the plan of God? Does their illustrious past have any relevance today or in the future?

Are Some Sins Excused?

In his letter to the Christians in Rome, Paul describes a certain level of human activity as “inexcusable” (Rom. 1:20). Does this imply that some conduct, even that which is bad, is “excusable”?

John 4:7 — Christ’s Love and Tradition

In the course of Jesus’ exchange with the woman at the well, Jesus actually violated three cultural traditions of His day. In so doing, however, the Lord demonstrated the encompassing interest of Heaven in lost humanity.

Who Is the “Natural” Man in 1 Corinthians 2:14?

In a letter to the church at Corinth, Paul affirmed that “the natural man does not receive the things of God.” Some allege that this text suggests that one cannot understand the Scriptures without direct guidance from the Holy Spirit. But, as Wayne Jackson demonstrates in this article, this view reflects a misunderstanding of the apostle’s argument.

Did Paul Sin in Submitting to the Temple Ritual?

One of the most controversial contexts in the book of Acts has to do with Paul’s activity in the Jerusalem temple, as recorded in Acts 21. Did the apostle violate the law of God in “purifying” himself in that ritual? Some so claim, but is this a necessary conclusion?

Two Examples: Which One Applies?

Some argue that John the Baptist’s teaching – that it was not lawful for Herod to have his brother’s wife (Mk. 6:18) – establishes a New Testament example of how someone today may be required to leave his wife.

Who Was the Good Samaritan?

The parable of the “good Samaritan” has echoed down the corridors of time for the past 2,000 years. What makes it so memorable?

The Crucifixion of Christ: The Real Emphasis

Mel Gibson’s movie, “The Passion of the Christ,” continues to generate controversy —especially the prolonged scenes of violence. How does this emphasis compare to the Gospel accounts of the death of Christ? Read this week’s Penpoints for a discussion of this matter.

The Syrophoenician Woman: A Woman of Great Faith

As I was studying recently through the gospel of Mark, I was reintroduced to this wonderful individual — the Syrophoenician woman. I know that we can learn from this episode in the life of Jesus. Consider with me why our Lord described this Gentile lady as a woman of great faith.

What Is the Answer to the “Green Tree” Riddle?

On his way to Golgotha, Christ addressed a group of Jerusalem’s weeping women, and asked: “For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry?” What is the meaning of this mysterious “green tree” saying?