Binding and loosing

Dies auch in Deutsch erhaeltlich “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven” (Matthew 16:19). What is meant by this authority to bind and to loose? A failure to understand what […]

The Keys of the Kingdom – Matthew 16 and the church of Rome

When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter […]

Present Day Tongues – Is it the same as the gift of tongues manifested in the Apostolic Age?

Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. As men moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinar and settled there. They said to each other, “Come, let us make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar. Then they said, “Come, let us build […]

Instruction about baptisms – What did tongues signify

In our previous study we saw that it was spontaneous prophesying rather than tongues that marked the baptism in the Holy Spirit. The speaking in tongues did however have its own significance, which we consider here. We start by remembering the events that took place on the Day of Pentecost when the Spirit was poured […]

Make disciples of all nations

 Dies auch in Deutsch erhaeltlich  “Then Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything […]

The Gospel of Messiah – First for the Jew

Dies auch in Deutsch erhaeltlich Dr. Arnold Frank wrote, “As it was with Israel, thus it is with the Church of Christ. Only where Jesus is preached as the crucified and risen Saviour, has the Church the right to exist.”[1] In September 2001, the synod of the North Elbian Evangelical Lutheran Church in Germany issued […]

Come out of her my people

The story of Joseph is a wonderful allegory of the suffering and exaltation of the Messiah. Joseph’s suffering was all part of God’s purpose for the salvation and deliverance of his people. Joseph was rejected and sold into slavery by his own brothers just as Jesus was rejected by his own people. When Joseph was […]