The interpretation of how Hosea 11:1 uses Matthew 2:15 has a troubled history. Beale gives a short overview of interpretations before he offers his grammatical-historical and biblical-theological approach. Beale concludes that Matthew makes a comparison between Jesus as the "son" with the "son" of Hosea.
Who is Jesus? This article answers this question by looking at the divine and the human nature of Jesus Christ. The author shows how Christ's nature was relevant for what He accomplished.
Jesus' preaching recorded in the book of John was centered around Himself. Jesus presented Himself as the bread of life, the light of the world, the door for the sheep, the good shepherd, the resurrection and life, the way, truth and life, and the true vine. Therefore, isn't this what we must also preach?
This article on the Apostles' Creed describes what Christians confess when they say "Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son, our Lord." The name 'Jesus' points to Christ's work as Saviour, while the title 'Christ' points to how Jesus accomplishes this through the three offices. 'Begotten' refers to Christ as the second person of the Trinity, and 'Lord' speaks of His deity.
What is the meaning of calling Jesus the only Son of God? Calling Jesus the only begotten Son of God makes Jesus unique, because He is not the same as the sons of God. Confessing Him to be the Son is not a denial of His divine nature, but rather a confession of His relationship with the Father. This doctrine is described in the Nicene Creed.
This article compares the recorded teachings of Jesus to what is now known about the teaching of rabbis in the first half of the first century. The author looks at three examples: prayer, divorce and earthly rewards. Knowledge of the Rabbinic teachings is used to illuminate the meaning of the recorded words of Jesus.
In this article comprehensive introduction to the subject of Spiritual Direction is given. The author outlines the purpose, processes and content of Spiritual Direction. She further explores various models for understanding the practice of one person meeting with another for guidance and companionship.
How should we understand and live out Christology in our modern context? Who is Jesus Christ for us today? This author maintains that our orthodoxy must be contemporary. This does not mean that our contemporary context should determine our faith, but that we should understand our orthodoxy within the modern context. This article discusses what a contemporary orthodox witness to Christ looks like.