Posts with the tag “jesus”
Peace in Unstable Times
by Kenneth Montenegro on January 7th, 2021
Watching all that is going on today in our world can be upsetting. The sickness and protests can bring a sense of uneasiness. Worries and anxiety can build as we talk about the future. However, in a time and a world filled with much more anxiety than ours, the Lord led the Apostle Paul to write these words of comfort, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with than...
How is Jesus fully God and fully man? Why is this important?
by Kenneth Montenegro on September 3rd, 2020
"Therefore, the only one who can save us from our sin is the sinless God-man—one who is fully man, as we are, but one who is fully God, so that His payment for our sin can satisfy the infinite demands of God’s justice against our sin.”
Why is a man fleeing naked from the garden of Gethsemane?
by Kenneth Montenegro on May 14th, 2020
Strange as some things are in the Bible, they all have a meaning and message to share. Today our question is about a little verse in Mark 14:51-52 that tells of a young man that fled naked from the garden of Gethsemane at the betrayal and arrest of Jesus. Who is this guy? Why is he there? Why was he naked? Let’s take a look at this strange scene and try to make some sense out of it. In Mark we rea...
If Jesus is God, then why didn’t He know the day or hour of His return?
by Kenneth Montenegro on April 9th, 2020
Today’s question is something that many people are talking about these days—the timing of the return of Jesus Christ. Specifically, if Jesus is God then why didn’t He know when He would come again while He was on earth?The Scripture that sparks this question is Matthew 24:35-37, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words shall not pass away. But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the ...
What was written on the sign on the cross?
by Kenneth Montenegro on April 2nd, 2020
The question we will be answering today comes from the very cross of Christ: what was written on the sign on the cross? All four gospel writers give us information about the writing posted on the cross above Jesus. The problem we run into is all four gospels have different statements about what is written. So, what was written on that sign on the cross of Christ?As we begin to take a look at the g...
Did Jesus go to Hell before His physical resurrection?
by Kenneth Montenegro on March 26th, 2020
Today’s question has to do with the activity of Jesus before His resurrection from the dead—Did Jesus go to Hell before His physical resurrection? If Jesus did go to Hell prior to His resurrection, what did He do there? Since this idea has led to a variety of theological errors, let’s see the truth from the Scripture. The passage at the heart of this question is 1 Peter 3:18-20. In particular, ...
Who were on Golgotha during the crucifixion of Jesus?
by Kenneth Montenegro on March 19th, 2020
Today’s question has to do with those who were on Golgotha during the crucifixion of Jesus. Who exactly was there? Let’s run down the facts to answer this question.There were a great many people that attended the crucifixion of our Lord. In the Gospel of John we see the mother of our Lord (Mary) and her sister, Mary of Clopas, Mary Magdalene (John 19:25), and Mary the mother of James and John (Mat...
Are there guardian angels?
by Kenneth Montenegro on March 12th, 2020
Today’s question deals with angels. Specifically, does Matthew 18:10 say that there are guardian angels for children? If ‘guardian angels’ are for children does that mean that we ‘grown’ Christians still have guardian angels? Before I address this question in Scripture let me say this, there is a vast amount of information—mostly unbiblical—about angels in today’s world. Beliefs about angels range...
Why did Jesus tell those whom He healed to not to tell anyone about what He did?
by Kenneth Montenegro on March 5th, 2020
Today’s question has to do with the methodology of Jesus’ earthly ministry. Why did Jesus tell those whom He healed to remain quiet and not to tell anyone about what He did? Why would the Lord want us to proclaim the Gospel now but those who were made well back then to be quiet? What is going on with this methodology of the Jesus’ ministry? Although we don’t have a direct answer in Scripture, ther...
What does it mean when Jesus says “not to give what is holy to dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine”?
by Kenneth Montenegro on February 27th, 2020
Today’s question has to do with a verse of Scripture that has found a home as an idiom in our culture “casting your pearls before swine” (Matthew 7:6). What exactly does it mean when Jesus says “not to give what is holy to dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine”? At first sight, this is such a weird, almost random phrase. However, there is more meaning than what we can see on the surface.Let’s st...
How did Peter, John, and James recognize Moses and Elijah during the transfiguration of Jesus?
by Kenneth Montenegro on February 20th, 2020
Today’s question comes from one of the most glorious experiences in the ministry of Jesus on the mountain where He was transfigured before three of His disciples. How did Peter, John, and James recognize Moses and Elijah during the transfiguration of Jesus? Before we answer the question of how Peter knew it was Moses and Elijah with Jesus during that glorious event, we need to understand what led ...
Why would Jesus need to be baptized?
by Kenneth Montenegro on January 30th, 2020
Why would Jesus need to be baptized by John since Jesus was sinless and did not need to repent?The Bible is clear-God sent John the Baptist to prepare the way for the coming of Jesus Christ. He did this through a public ministry of preaching and baptizing. His baptism was a public way of preparing the people of Israel to repent of their sins and ultimately to believe in Jesus as the Messiah. Of no...