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While the other three gospels portray Jesus as the King, the Servant, and the Son of Man, John portrays Jesus as the Son of God.

Read more about the book of John.

Articles on this Scripture

Q & A: Why is the Virgin Birth Important?

Those who deny the inspiration of Scripture say this word should be translated as "young woman" and the disciple Matthew was reading into the word to suit his agenda (Matthew 1:23). Centuries before Christ, when the Hebrew Old Testament was translated into Greek by Jewish rabbis (70 of them according to tradition), the Greek word they chose to render "almah" was "parthenos," which means a literal virgin. Centuries before there was any Christian agenda around to influence the story, the expectation among the Greek-speaking Jews (at a minimum) was that a virgin would conceive and bear a son. This is how Matthew takes Isaiah’s words.


Occasionally, I will hear an old song that resurrects memories in the tender spots of my soul. People and places step out of the shadows and visit with me for a brief moment or two. Does that happen to you, too? If so, you understand what's hard to put into words. Suddenly, without announcement, nostalgia sweeps over me, and I am trapped in its sticky web for an exhilarating experience that's always too brief to satisfy…too vivid to ignore…too deep to describe…too personal to share.

Surviving Crisis in Marriage

Our situation resembled a perfect storm capable of wreaking havoc on our marriage. Thankfully we weathered it and are still happily married 29 years later. Not all couples fare as well. Many marriages shipwreck when crisis strikes, but devastation can be avoided. Here are a few insights I've learned through personal experience and by watching other couples.