First-century followers of Jesus grasped the relationship between miracles and gospel-proclamation. What's said and what's displayed are merely different sides of the same coin.
An example of this outlook is demonstrated in the Book of Hebrews. The text reads:
“This salvation, which was first announced by the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard him. God also testified to it by signs, wonders, and various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to h...Read More
This goes without saying, but people generally don't talk to strangers. Most primarily converse with individuals that they're already relationally connected to.
Things are no different in the Bible. Studying some of the examples of God’s communication with humanity, one finds that it was frequently rooted in covenant or a sense of “family.”
What some might call prophetic encounters were simply aspects of the daily communion for Adam and Eve. They were so intimately connected wi...Read More
Whether entirely cognizant of it or not, you'll always find yourself embedded in an unfolding narrative. Even many of the older stories are still reflected upon long after the fact. What has been said, continues to shape what is being said.
Moreover. in interpreting the Biblical narrative, four different voices are coloring your understanding of things. I'm convinced that each of these groupings of characters must be carefully reconsidered. Despite what you imagine, no one ever truly r...Read More