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1 John: Fellowship with God

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(By Mark Fontecchio)
Whenever we begin a study of the Word of God there are a number of questions that we must ask regarding the text before us.  Three of these questions should include:
1. Who is the intended audience?
2. What is the theme?
3. What is the reason or occasion that a given ...

I Will Pour Out My Spirit (Joel 2:28-32)

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(By Mark Fontecchio)
The Day of Pentecost had come. A sound came from heaven and the disciples of Christ were filled with the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:2-3). As the Spirit gave utterance, the disciples began to speak to the Jews gathered in Jerusalem in their own languages and confusion ensued (vv....

Isaiah 7:14 Fulfilled in Christ?

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(By Mark Fontecchio)
Tucked into the seventh chapter of Isaiah is a section of text that has captured the attention of men. The Bible records, “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel” (Isa. 7:14).[1] The ...

Ministers of the New Covenant?

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(By Mark Fontecchio)
An often overlooked subject of theology centers on the fulfillment of the New Covenant. The ramifications affect both the nation of Israel and the Church. Confusion abounds, and even thoughtful Christians are left struggling with the implications of this covenant upon the ...

Overview of Haggai

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(By Mark Fontecchio)
It is not uncommon for the Old Testament Prophets to address the coming judgment of God (especially at the hand of the Assyrians for the Northern Kingdom and the Babylonians for the Southern Kingdom). But, what makes the revelation in Haggai different from some of the other ...

Overview of Jeremiah

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(By Mark Fontecchio)
Historical Background and Purpose
There can be little doubt that each book of the Bible must be set into its proper historical context if the interpreter seeks to understand the original intent of the text. Understanding the difficult days in which Jeremiah lived and ...

Should Romans 10:9-10 Be Used for Witnessing?

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(By Mark Fontecchio)
Many evangelical churches have a cookie cutter approach when witnessing for the Lord Jesus Christ. One familiar text from the Bible that is often used is Romans 10:9-10. It appears to be the perfect passage for presenting the Gospel of Christ. To challenge this assumption ...

The Implications of Unbelief in the Book of Micah

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(By Mark Fontecchio)
A society steeped in sin and with all the religious trappings of men. This could be describing the United States of America. Or, it could be describing the Divided Kingdom of Israel in the Eighth Century B.C. before God’s judgment upon the people of the Northern Kingdom at ...

The Servant Songs of Isaiah

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(By Mark Fontecchio)
Most Christians are familiar with Isaiah 53 as a remarkable prophecy of our Savior. Believers should be encouraged to dig deeper to see the wonderful predictions of the Lord Jesus Christ found in the four Servant Songs of Isaiah. These captivating sections of Scripture offer ...