The first “P” of the Gospel (1 of 3): the Presence of Christ (an Introduction and Hermeneutic)

If God created the sun, moon, and stars on day four, what was that light on day one?  If you don’t already know, I hope you’ll watch the two videos below, especially the second one that walks you through the many Scripture passages that explain this recurring supernatural light in God’s Word.

The creation week introduces 8 “P”s of God’s good news.  Today we consider the first that God reveals on day one:  the Presence of Christ.  If you’d like, you can review any of the introductory videos on the the 8 “P”s.  Those videos offer overviews of all eight themes in Jesus’ life, in His teaching, and in the lives and teachings of His disciples in the book of Acts and the Epistles.

The first shorter video below introduces the basic concept and importance of the presence of Christ coming to the undeserving.  The second longer video shows the many passages in Scripture that reveal this to be a theme of the Gospel from Genesis 1 to Revelation 22.



If you’re interested in learning more about hermeneutics, I encourage you to watch the two videos “Understanding and Applying the Bible” and “B.E. S.C.R.I.P.T.T.T.U.R.A.L.” located on the tab, “Theology Thursdays”.  The first describes a simple three-step inductive approach to books of the Bible.  The second uses an acronym to guide you in considering twelve points for a deeper study of Scripture.

We will use these models to study whole books of the Bible.  In order to keep the series shorter, we will only be studying books with six chapters or less.  The series on Philippians is complete.  God willing, I will post the series on Lamentations in a few weeks.

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10435502_855049431182935_4536762765713190951_nUnless otherwise indicated, Jeff Dillard is the author of all posts in this blog, the goal of which is your greater joy in Christ through leadership and counseling.  Jeff and his wife, Lauren, have been married since 1995.  By God’s grace, they have four wonderful children and two grandchildren.  Jeff was ordained by the Presbyterian Church in America and commissioned as an Army Chaplain in 1998.  He has Master’s degrees in Divinity, History, and Counseling.  Since 1998, he’s had the privilege of equipping and encouraging others’ faith and service to the Lord Jesus by leading congregations and counseling in multicultural settings across the United States.  Seven of those years have been in Germany, Korea, and Iraq.  For leisure, Jeff enjoys simple time with his family, exercise, playing guitar and trumpet, and trying foreign foods with friends.

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