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The Three Crosses
Contributed on Dec 26, 2022
The Cross was a God-forsaken death for a God-forsaken people. In our reading we see 3 aspects of the Cross of Christ: The Cross of Rejection, Reception, and Redemption.
Martin Luther declared: “No one understands the Bible unless they are acquainted with the Cross.” The Cross was a God-forsaken death for a God-forsaken people. In our reading we observe 3 aspects of the Cross of Christ: It is a Cross of Rejection, Reception, and Redemption. ? Rejection The ...read more
"all Things New, A New Year Message"
Contributed on Dec 14, 2022
For many of us, a new year is a time for resolutions and getting rid of bad habits. Today is January the 8th…so far, so good! Someone was writing down New Year resolutions: “Gain weight, save less money, set realistic goals.”
Norman Vincent Peal spent New Year’s Eve in Rome. A friend warned him to stay inside his hotel for his own safety, because people have a habit of throwing old, unwanted things out their windows on New Year’s Eve. He explained, “If you should be walking down the street, you’re likely to have an ...read more
Contributed on Apr 3, 2022
The British have a condescending saying: “How odd of God to choose the Jews.”
The British have a condescending saying: “How odd of God to choose the Jews.” They sneeringly look down on God’s chosen people. Yet God’s choice is not odd. The Jews chose God. And through them came our Savior. Some people deny that Jesus was Jewish; the idea that Jesus was a Jew is ...read more
"a Somber Question"
Contributed on Mar 30, 2022
“When the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?” This is perhaps the most disturbing question in Scripture. It haunts me with each passing year.
“When the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?” Luke 18:8 This is perhaps the most disturbing question in Scripture. It haunts me with each passing year. It comes at the close of a parable encouraging faithful, persistent prayer. God answers prayer, but what if a day comes when ...read more
The Burning Book
Contributed on Feb 28, 2022
If you were shipwrecked on a deserted island, what book would you most want to have? Maybe Ship-Building for Beginners! But to survive the storms of life, we need God’s revelation.
If you were shipwrecked on a deserted island, what book would you most want to have? Maybe Ship-Building for Beginners! But to survive the storms of life, we need God’s revelation. Karl Barth said, “We must read the Bible through the eyes of shipwrecked people for whom everything has gone ...read more
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Contributed on May 14, 2013
Madeline L’Engle writes, "If Mary had the courage to take the impossible into her body, can we not have the ...read more
Contributed on Apr 7, 2013
TABERNACLE FAITH Rabbi Jonathan Sacks writes about the feast of Tabernacles: "Sitting in the booth underneath its canopy of leaves, I often think of my ancestors and their wanderings across Europe in search of safety; and I begin to understand how faith was their only home. Their existence was ...read more
Pastor Mark Driscoll States: "The Only Thing ...
Contributed on Apr 3, 2013
Pastor Mark Driscoll states: "The only thing that gets me out of bed on Monday morning is the picture in the Book of Revelation of King ...read more
We Are Like What We Worship
Contributed on Jan 29, 2013
WE ARE LIKE WHAT WE WORSHIP N.T. Wright observes, we "become like what we worship; we take on the character of our object of worship. Those who worship money become, eventually, human calculating machines. Those who worship sex become obsessed with their own attractiveness or prowess. Those ...read more
Contributed on Jan 7, 2013
THE GOD-ALPHABET J. Vernon McGee observed: "From an alphabet you make words, and Jesus Christ is called the 'Word of God' -- the full revelation and intelligent ...read more