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The Knowledge of Jesus Christ

The Knowledge of Jesus Christ

John Montagu was the fourth Earl of Sandwich from 1729 to 1792. He is known to have had a gambling addiction. It is said that, in 1762, as he sat for hours at the card table, he asked the house cook to bring something he could eat without getting up. The cook placed...
The True Vine

The True Vine

The prophet Isaiah once compared Israel to a fruitful vine (5:7). Historians tell us that this symbol became so precious to God’s people that they decorated the temple with an elaborate carving of a vineyard. One Bible dictionary paints the picture: In the temple at...
The Way, the Truth, and the Life

The Way, the Truth, and the Life

Admission time: Needles terrify me. As a rule, I’m okay with dental needles, but I live in dread of regular injections. I recognise that it is a highly irrational fear, because injections never actually hurt very much and, unlike many others I know, I’ve never known...
The Resurrection and the Life

The Resurrection and the Life

In the face of death, Christians frequently embrace, as a form of hope, the promise that the deceased is “absent from the body” but “present with the Lord” (2 Corinthians 5:8). This is typically taken to mean that the soul, separated from the body, goes immediately...