The Gospels: Who, When and Why? (Audio & Video Teaching Sessions)

These recordings below are a part of the “Living the Life” teaching series. “Living the Life” is a large undertaking covering all of Jesus Life from Eternity to Ascension as presented in the Gospels in harmonized order and drawing in social, historical and prophetic background to the narrative. To facilitate ease of use and reference Read More …

The implications of Psalm 2 on Jesus’ baptism prophecy

When Jesus is baptised by his cousin John the crowds heard a role of thunder but Jesus and John heard words spoken from heaven. A prophetic declaration that shaped Jesus’ ministry but also modeled the ancient worlds varied but widespread “son-adoption” rituals. A public recognition of a favoured son or ward as the heir of Read More …

The Fame of the Healer

This is the fourth installment in the post series on the prophecies hidden in the names of Jesus’ ancestors. In the previous three posts we made it down to Noah, (see Jesus’ life in his ancestors, The Glory of God descends and Judgement or Grace). The ancestors names told the story of Jesus’ life creating Read More …

The Glory of God descends to dedicate a teacher.

(This is a follow up post to Jesus life in his ancestors). In the last post we explored a couple of way of reading the names of Jesus’ ancestors from Elohim (God) to Kenan(Begotten or Sorrowful) could be read as “Multi-God the builder is appointed mortal born sorrowful” or “God a man is appointed mortal Read More …

Jesus life in his ancestors: God to Kenan

It was way back when I first noticed that if you translated the names of Jesus’ ancestors you got descriptions that sounded very much like his earthly life. I first spotted it in the names from Shem to Abram, for instance my concordance listed the name “Arpachsad” as meaning “healer” or “releaser” and “Reu” as Read More …

Wisdom is vindicated by all her Children

Proverbs 8 spells out the role of Wisdom as a active agent in Creation, the passage makes Wisdom female, but the didn’t stop first century Jewish Philosopher Philo refering to Wisdom as “The Word” and calling it/her/him “the first-born Son of God”. The early Church recognised Jesus in Wisdom because Proverbs 8:24 presents this agent, Read More …

Jesus First and Last

In Revelation, Jesus appears to John calling himself “the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last”, Rev 22:13 (see also 1:8, 2:8b and 21:6). John is reporting in Greek to Greek churches, but Jesus was John’s cousin, his mother Salome was Mary’s sister, he grew up with Jesus speaking Aramaic, so as with Read More …

Signs on the Earth and in The Sky.

One of the things people most enjoy when I’m teaching through the Gospels are the ways in which apparent contradictions and puzzles are resolved by discoveries in secular history or even science. For instance there is no documentary evidence outside the Gospels for an earthquake in Jerusalem at the time of Jesus death, leading many Read More …