Monday, March 13, 2017

THE AMOUNT OF TIME BETWEEN THE CRUCIFIXION AND THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST




Often around Easter questions will arise in the minds of those celebrating the anniversary of Christ's death and resurrection. Did Jesus Christ rise from the dead "on the third day" or "after three days" according to the New Testament? Did He eat the Passover meal or was the Last Supper held before Passover? On what day of the week was the Crucifixion of Jesus? All of these questions, and others as well, are related to the issue at hand...

Here are a couple of papers (free .pdf files) that I have written over the years. The short version was published (2007) as an appendix in Broadman's Harmony of the Gospels for the Holman Christian Standard Version of the Bible:

 For those inquiring minds that have other questions, here is a link to a much longer .pdf with quite a few charts. This was a seminar paper that I wrote in the early 90's for a New Testament seminar on the Gospels: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B99EMvYSo6G0aFZlYjZ5M3hCSG8

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Siga Me... A Follow Up Book for New Christians (for My Friends from Brazil and Portuguese Language Speakers)

On Mission in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2008

Airton Santos, my translator and dear friend
This is the Portuguese language version of Follow Me that was translated from English into Portuguese by a very dear friend of mine named Airton Santos (in the picture above translating for me). Airton is truly a gifted brother in Christ that I have been blessed to work with in ministry in Brazil and the United States across many years now.

I originally wrote Follow Me as a follow up book for new Christians while serving as a pastor and being disappointed with other offerings for new believers in print. It was also written with a mission trip to Sao Paulo, Brazil in mind. This means that this book should be of great help to someone from a nominal catholic background who wants to know more about what the Bible says about following Jesus Christ.

This little book is what I wish someone would have given me when I first trusted in Jesus. It is easy to download, read, and share with others via email.

My prayer is that it will help many new believers as they start their pilgrimage following the Lord Jesus Christ. The English version is available through the "FREE BOOK" link at the top right side of this blog. The Portuguese version is available through the link below.

FREE BOOK: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B99EMvYSo6G0SlROSWpRNkdIS2c/view?usp=sharing

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Against the "gods" of Egypt...

Have you ever thought about the narrative of the 10 plagues in the book of Exodus? According to Exodus 12:12, the LORD used 10 plagues to show His power over all of the false gods and goddesses of the Egyptians. How could 10 plagues show God's power over more than 2,200 plus deities of the Egyptians? If you are interested, here are a few thoughts I jotted down from about 1987-1995.

Free book download (.pdf): https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B99EMvYSo6G0eE43M3kza3BKdlE