The First Warning

In this section, we come to the first of three major warnings we find in this letter. This first one comes in the form of a parenthesis; a slight deviation from the thought the writer pursued. We should remember that this letter is a strong exhortation that these...

Better Than The Prophets ~ Part II

Better Than The Prophets ~ Part II

Having looked ahead at the what the writer of Hebrews said about Messiah being superior to angels, let’s double back and examine what else the author says about Jesus being superior to the Prophets.We saw two blogs ago how God spoke through the Prophets at “many times...

Better Than The Angels

Better Than The Angels

Following the first three verses of Hebrews, which arguably contain the greatest description in all of Scripture of the glorious Messiah, the writer of Hebrews makes a statement that for many Bible readers may, at first, seem strange. The writer states Jesus of...

Better Than The Prophets Part I

Better Than The Prophets Part I

 “Better Than the Prophets” examines the first three verses of this glorious epistle. In this brief paragraph the writer of Hebrews sounds out the theme of the entire letter—that Jesus of Nazareth is better than everything which preceded Him!But he starts by...

Out of the Shadows

Out of the Shadows

In our continuing study of the letter to the Hebrews, we want to examine a key word that unlocks the door of understanding the central theme of the letter. It is the word shadow and appears in the verse that is before us: “For since the law has but a shadow of the...

Hebrews From A Hebrew’s Perspective

Hebrews From A Hebrew’s Perspective

Introduction to the Majestic LetterDr. R. C. Sproul was once asked If he was on a desert island and could only take one book of Scripture with him, which book would it be?Without hesitation he said it would be the book of Hebrews. I thoroughly agree (though the book...

Are You A Cynic?

Are You A Cynic?

It’s becoming popular today for people to be cynical about the Church. The Church is often made the scapegoat for all that is wrong with Christianity. Many have left the visible Church, not because they have abandoned the faith, but in order to preserve it.Some have...

Word and Power: True Balance in Church Life

Word and Power: True Balance in Church Life

Matthew 22 contains a story of Jesus’ confrontation of the Sadducees, the theologically liberal branch of Judaism in his day (Matthew 22:23-33). The Sadducees sheared the Old Testament of its supernatural nature, denying such things as accounts of resurrections and...

Neil Silverberg Teachings Now Available By Podcast

Neil Silverberg Teachings Now Available By Podcast

As Neil approaches his 50th Anniversary as a Bible Teacher, he continues to find new ways to spread God’s truth. The podcast Neil Silverberg-Bible Teacher is now live and listed in the iTunes directory.The first series made available by Podcast is The Romance of God’s...

Worldview and Abortion In The Modern Age

Worldview and Abortion In The Modern Age

In 2019, state legislatures throughout the US have worked diligently to pass new laws related to abortion.Four states (Louisiana, Tennessee, South Carolina and Arkansas) have worked to continue to place limitations on abortion while working towards making abortions...

Jonathan Edwards And His Resolution

Jonathan Edwards And His Resolution

With each New Year, it is natural that our minds drift towards the potential the next 365 days may hold for us.Things we had every intention of accomplishing last year and that were all but given up on by midyear, now challenge us to take hold of again. For some, they...

Jesus – A Man With A Story

Jesus – A Man With A Story

The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.  Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers,  and Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, and Perez the father of...

Why The Church Should Love The Jew

Why The Church Should Love The Jew

On Saturday, October 27, America experienced its latest senseless tragedy when a lone gunman entered a synagogue shouting anti-Semitic words and killed eleven innocent lives. For those who thought anti-Semitism was a thing of the past, this incident came as a fresh...

Too Good To Be True: Christ Died For Sin

Too Good To Be True: Christ Died For Sin

In a previous blog, I called attention to the fact the Gospel, with its central claim that God became a human being, is among those things often said to be “too good to be true.” In this second blog in the series, we continue to present another primary Gospel theme...

Blessed Is He Who Reads

Blessed Is He Who Reads

One of the joys of teaching the Scriptures for over forty years has been those times when I have taught the book of Revelation to a particular church or group of saints. Indeed, to this day, Revelation is the most requested series in our library. People...

Too Good To Be True: The Man Christ Jesus

Too Good To Be True: The Man Christ Jesus

Most of us are familiar with the saying, “If it’s too good to be true, it probably is.” We all know how this applies from personal experience with advertisers. I recently received a fake check for one million dollars which I was told I could cash upon...

Why Legalism Won’t Tame Lust

Why Legalism Won’t Tame Lust

Pope Francis finally admitted the Catholic Church’s problem with priests who abuse children and others. This problem has surfaced over many years, but the Pope finally took responsibility for the failure of the Church to protect the innocent. To say it was long...

Itching Ears

Itching Ears

Twin letters penned by the Apostle Paul to Timothy, his young son in the faith, are commonly referred to as pastoral letters. They contain pastoral instruction for a young leader, written by a seasoned veteran who is about to depart this earth (see II Timothy 4:6)....

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