Star Falling From Heaven, Part 10: Satan in Jesus’ Ministry

Part 9 was about Peter and Judas and how they should be compared. XII. Satan in Jesus’ Ministry Jesus emerged victorious from His temptations in the wilderness, and, as planned, the Lord went about doing the work of the ministry. We first see Jesus encountering Satan and his demons head-on in Matthew chapter 8. Immediately […]

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Star Falling From Heaven, Part 9: Peter and Judas, A Comparison

Part 8 was about Satan, Jesus, and Temptation and now in part 9 we are going to discuss Peter and Judas. XI. Peter and Judas: A Comparison Peter and Judas are two person in the story surrounding the events of Christ’s life that are often compared to one another. I’ve spent a great deal of […]

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Star Falling From Heaven, Part 7: Theology of Life and Death

Previous part, part 6 was about Judas and Suicide. IX. Theology of Life and Death To understand suicide, as we would understand sin, one must have a proper theology of life and death. First, we understand that the Lord is the giver of life: Then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, […]

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Star Falling From Heaven, Part 3: Satan in Zechariah and Isaiah

In part 2, I told you about Satan as Serpent and Tempter. Part 3 is all about Satan in Zechariah and Isaiah. In Zechariah, Satan does the familiar. We’ve already seen him accuse Job before the Lord (Job 1:9-11), and we’ve already seen that Revelation labels Satan as “the accuser of the brethren” (Revelation 12:10), […]

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Star Falling From Heaven, Part 6: Judas and Suicide

VIII. Back to Judas: His Remorse, His End In part 5, we left Judas at visiting the chief priests to strike a deal with them as to how he would hand over Jesus. At that point, according to the Gospels, Satan enters Judas (though one Gospel says that Satan enters Judas at The Last Supper). […]

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Star Falling From Heaven, Part 5: Judas and the Doctrine of Apostasy

Part 4 was about Satan and Judas VII. Doctrine of Apostasy One of the best places to start when discussing the Doctrine of Apostasy is to examine the words of our Lord, Jesus Christ, regarding apostates, individuals who have some sort of temporary salvation (even long-term salvation can be “temporary” if the individual does not […]

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Star Falling From Heaven, Part 4: Satan and Judas

Part 3 was about Satan in Zechariah and Isaiah. VI. Satan in the Life of Jesus (New Testament) Satan is there in the Old Testament, but the New Testament is where we see more of Satan’s activity and agenda than ever before. It is also the place where we see the gospel in clearly defined […]

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Star Falling From Heaven, Part 2: Satan as Serpent and Tempter

In part 1 we already covered Revelation 12 where Satan is called “serpent” (Rev. 12:9), so finding out what Scripture has to say about this name is a good place to start to learn more about Satan post-fall. III. Satan as serpent in Genesis The first place we’re brought to in thinking about the serpent […]

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Star Falling From Heaven, Part 1: Satan as Dragon and Angel

With the introduction to our series on the History of Satan, we’ve laid the foundation for Satan’s history: Satan is seen as a dragon, angel, serpent, as the ruler of this world, etc., with Scripture showing us so much about him. But, this is just a foretaste of what’s to come. With that said, let’s […]

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Star Falling From Heaven: History of Satan

An Introduction to the History of Satan Satan is mentioned in numerous passages in Scripture (this is virtually uncontested), but few know exactly who Satan is or his history (his origin, his beginning). Sure, many Christians have heard the legendary story about Satan’s beginning, but few have truly turned to Scripture to examine the legend […]

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True Wisdom

The story of the Magi, the star, Herod, and the Jews teaches us that, contrary to the world we live in where Herod wisdom runs rampant and people refuse to acknowledge God (just as the Jews and Herod did not), godly wisdom still exists and, as a famous sermon title has said, “wise men still […]

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Good Friday Reflections

Today, on Good Friday, Christians of every denomination all over the world remember Jesus’ sacrifice and death on the cross. Many will use it as a time of reflection and personal sacrifice. Some will do this in the privacy of their homes or rooms, sharing this time with only their close friends and family. Others […]

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