Posts by Scott Roberts (Page 3)

Posts by Scott Roberts (Page 3)

The Simple Jesus in Jude 5

The final name to explore is the shortest name that Jude uses, the simple uncompounded, unmodified Jesus.  This name is found in verse 5 but not in every manuscript. Therefore, it is wise to review the variants before moving on in this study. Philipp Bartholomä has cataloged the three main variants and 2 lesser attested variants.[1]  The possible subjects for Jude 5 are…

Oswald Chambers on Total Surrender

This post originally published at https://utmost.org/total-surrender/ March 12 Total Surrender By Oswald Chambers Peter began to say to Him, “See, we have left all and followed You.” —Mark 10:28 Our Lord replies to this statement of Peter by saying that this surrender is “for My sake and the gospel’s” (Mark 10:29). It was not for the purpose of what the…

In Christ, we are Children of God POHFW

Preparing our Hearts to Worship   In an effort to help you prepare for the February 3, 2019, Sunday morning corporate worship gathering and to aid you in your own reflections on What God wants us to Believe, Do, and Become. I wanted to pose a few questions and provide a few resources to prayerfully consider over the coming days. Our sermon is entitled, “In Christ, we…

The second Triad of names for Jesus in Jude

In the final triad of names, Jude uses the more explicit our Lord Jesus Christ(17, 21) and a variation that carries the same meaning Jesus Christ our Lord (24).  These three usages build upon the first triad but make it more explicit that Jesus Christ is always the Lord of believers and it is He who brings mercy and eternal life (21) as well as being the one through whom…

The First Triad of Jesus’ Names in Jude

Jude refers to Jesus by three names: Jesus (5, 6)[1], Jesus Christ(1 – 2x, 4); and our Lord Jesus Christ (17, 21, 24).  It is worth noting that Jude often uses threes in his letter and this is but one example of three different ways of referring to the Lord.  For example, the recipients of the letter are thrice designated: ‘called’, ‘beloved’ and ‘kept’ (1).  There are…

02 Providence POHFW

Preparing our Hearts to Worship   In an effort to help you prepare for the January 13, 2019, Sunday morning corporate worship gathering and to aid you in your own reflections on the God’s Story of Salvation through the Scriptures. I wanted to pose a few questions and provide a few resources to prayerfully consider over the coming days. Our sermon is entitled, “Providence:…