Category Archives: New Testament

A Universal Hierarchy

1 Corinthians 11:3 Now I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.

PERSONAL COMMENTARY

1. Head of woman is man
2. Head of every man is Christ
3. Head of Christ is God

This passage gives a hierarchy to the universe.
1. God
2. Christ
3. Man
4. Woman

I’m sure there are many women who won’t appreciate being at the bottom of the totem pole.


If you marry a divorced woman, you’re committing adultery!

Matthew 5:32b …and whoever marries a woman who is divorced commits adultery.

(See also Matthew 19:9)

PERSONAL COMMENTARY

If your wife was previously divorced, you’re in a perpetual state of adultery.

I’m not sure what to recommend to those in this situation. Please don’t attempt to divorce your wife to free yourself from this sin. We’ll show later that God hates divorce (which could be also considered a sin). This is truly being between a rock and a hard place.


What to do with body parts which cause you to sin!

Matthew 5:29-30 If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell.

PERSONAL COMMENTARY

1. If your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out
2. If your hands cause you to sin, cut it off

Of course, if you read this as a principle, it can be applied to any body part. Guys, please be careful.


Eating Flesh and Drinking Blood

John 6:53-60,66 Jesus said to them, “I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in him. Just as the living Father sent me and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on me will live because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven. Your forefathers ate manna and died, but he who feeds on this bread will live forever.” He said this while teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum.

On hearing it, many of his disciples said, “This is a hard teaching. Who can accept it?”

..From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him.

PERSONAL COMMENTARY

Put yourself in the shoes of these disciples. Would you leave also?

Happy Easter!


Wives to submit to husbands in everything

Ephesians 5:22-24 Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.

PERSONAL COMMENTARY

Everything? Honey…….