A one text sermon – John 1:12 and OT scholarship on Isaiah 7:14

I have added some additional comments and links about this fine Old Testament scholar -pastor. See the link to his article on Isaiah 7:14.

Apologetics and Agape

This gentleman (J. A. Motyer, Old Testament scholar – pastor)  passed away today at the age of 91.  What a great message from John 1:12.  This was also the verse that was first told to me when I was 16 years old and the verse that God used to grip my heart some 39 years ago, which led to my conversion.  Years later, I should point out, I saw that verse 13 is also very important to this.  But more on that later.

see also this tribute to J. A. Motyer.  

Here is also an excellent article on Isaiah 7:14 by J. A. Motyer.

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About Ken Temple

I am a follower of Jesus Christ. I am a sinner who has been saved by the grace of God alone (Ephesians 2:8-9), through faith alone (Galatians 2:16; Romans 3:28; 4:1-16), in Christ alone (John 14:6). But a true faith does not stay alone, it should result in change, fruit, good works, and deeper levels of repentance and hatred of my own sins of selfishness and pride. I am not better than you! I still make mistakes and sin, but the Lord is working on me, conforming me to His character. (Romans 8:28-29; 2 Corinthians 3:16-18) When I do sin, I hate the sin as it is an affront to God, and seek His forgiveness in repentance. (Mark 1:15; 2 Corinthians 7:7-10; Colossians 3:5-16 ) Praise God for His love for sinners (Romans 5:8), shown by the voluntary coming of Christ and His freely laying down His life for us (John 10:18), becoming flesh/human (John 1:1-5; 1:14; Philippians 2:5-8), dying for sins of people from all nations, tribes, and cultures (Revelation 5:9), on the cross, in history, rising from the dead (Romans 10:9-10; Matthew 28, Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24; John 20-21; 1 Corinthians chapter 15). His resurrection from the dead proved that Jesus is the Messiah, the eternal Son of God, the word of God from eternity past; and that He was all the gospels say He was and that He is truth and the life and the way to salvation. (John 14:6)
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