Jeremiah 31:31 is the unifying verse binding past and future, Old and New Testament, Law and Grace, Jehovah and Jesus Christ, Judaism and Christianity. From this lofty perspective we find grand patterns in the Bible that offer hope and encouragement for followers of Jesus Christ.

Topical meditations

First person reader

This structured series of meditations expresses first person statements of faith followed by a prayer.

The reader will gain the most from this project if he/she speaks out loud the faith statements. For instance, "I am righteous," means the reader is becoming righteous as he/she speaks it. Continued exercise of this sort will result in greater understanding, christian growth and a closer relationship with Jesus Christ.

Within each group of articles:

  • (Part 1) introduces the topic with Old Testament references.
  • (Part 2) expands it with the teachings of Jesus in the Gospels.
  • (Part 3) elaborates how these ideas work out in the early church from the writings of the early church fathers.


2017 Overview

These meditations and scholarly articles are expressions of my personal journey as a disciple of Jesus Christ. Always founded on Biblical references and often including historical and technical considerations, these studies are made available to everyone with an interest in becoming a Christian or growing in their relationship with Jesus Christ. Many ideas expressed demonstrate a fresh outlook on established theological doctrines. For further study reference links are provided in the sidebar.


Prepared (part 2)

by Vincent Clark on September 16, 2018
Through repentance I have prepared my heart (emotions) for the coming of the Messiah. And he will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the parents to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous—to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.” Luke 1:17 Read More ...

Prepared (part 1)

by Vincent Clark on September 9, 2018
My heart is being prepared for the coming Messiah. Isaiah tells me to make a straight road in the desert of my heart for Him. My heart shall be a place for God to dwell. This is his desire. A voice of one calling: “In the wilderness prepare the way for the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Isaiah 40:3 Read More ...

Fruitful (part 3)

by Vincent Clark on September 2, 2018
Jesus and early church writers warn me to avoid church leaders who are fruitful with evil. Fruit is the only guarantee of accurately identifying true apostles. Fruit is represented by both behavior and personal attributes. I must watch out for imposters within the Church. Read More ...

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