Contributed by David Ibeleme on Jul 8, 2008
Jesus came that man would have a relationship with God through His death and
Contributed by Dale Krueger on Feb 7, 2009
Simon finds him and in effect says, “Master, let’s get this show on the road, for everybody wants a piece of the action.” But Jesus knew that they were after him for the wrong reasons, for the glory of the miraculous, not for the message of the Kingdom of God. He responds, as Phillips
3. Lets remember His sacrifice:
a. The world drew the first blood. They cried “Crucify Him!”, “Crucify Him!”. They craved, desired, and sought to make him bleed. Why, because he healed them? Why, because he gave them hope and a future? Why, because he gave them the words of life and not death?
Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Apr 9, 2010
Baseball season is fast approaching. I like the Mets. When the Mets won the World Series in 1969 they were dubbed, ‘the Amazing Mets’. Up until that year, the Mets didn’t have one winning season to their credit. The team they were facing in the series, the Baltimore Orioles, who had won 109 games
Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on May 11, 2010
It’s like one little girl’s description of an elevator. She said, “I got into this little room and the upstairs came down.” Israel stepped
Contributed by Michael Tkachuk on May 17, 2010
This priestly prayer, as it is called, was prayed by Jesus just before He entered Gethsemane and Golgotha. This portion of the Gospel is somewhat like a flight-recorder on an airplane. In the event that something should happen to a plane, the flight recorder would record the information, the
THE WORD AND THE SPIRIT WORKING TOGETHER
Why does Satan hate Jesus? Why does He not even want to hear His name? Why does that which is evil hate that which is good? Maybe it has something to do with graveyards? Yes, you heard me right graveyards.
Jesus loves to go into graveyards and raise
A brief excerpt from the Biography* of D.Livingstone that immortal missionary to Africa captures the essence of his ministry…on how he had modeled it on His master.
‘They (people to whom he ministered) had decided to go to Kolobeng, too, for they felt that they could not live without their
He Who is "the image of the invisible God" (Col. 1:15),(21) is Himself the perfect man. To the sons of Adam He restores the divine likeness which had been disfigured from the first sin onward. Since human nature as He assumed it was not annulled,(22) by that very fact it has been raised up to a
Contributed by Jeff Strite on Mar 3, 2013
WHY DID JESUS NEED TO BE BAPTIZED?
So why would Jesus need to be baptized by John?
Well... Jesus' baptism by John was the beginning of Jesus' ministry
Mark 1:1 starts out: "The BEGINNING of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God" and then Mark starts telling us about Jesus' baptism by
Contributed by Clyde Grimes on Jun 25, 2003
As one commentary points out, “Jesus sees every man, no matter where he is: in the dark places of his sin and shame, in his home and work and play, in his seeking to know the truth. Jesus sees everything about a man, but there is one
Contributed by Ron Newton on Aug 6, 2003
"Enriching Every Sphere" by Henry G. Bosch from Encyclopedia of 7700 Illustrations Signs of The Times, Assurance Publishers
Illus... #2679 “Enriching Every Sphere”
"Socrates taught for 40 years, Plato for 50, Aristotle for 40, and jesus for only 3. Yet the influence of Christ’s 3-year ministry
Leonard Sweet writes, “Jesus’ world seemed over peopled with outcasts. Jesus’ table fellowship with real-life low-life’s outraged the pious among the people of his day,..An authentic biblical table culture will similarly outrage the pious of our day, especially when the church starts imitating
Contributed by Peter Schmidt on Nov 13, 2003
And we, the helpless flock of God’s church, need Jesus to be a shepherd for us. For it would be a courageous but stupid sheep who said to his shepherd, "no thanks, I think I’ll take care of this bear on my own." And we would be pretty foolish if we thought that we could handle Satan’s attacks on
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 23, 2005
YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT!
Rejection comes in all forms. Steven was a young man that felt the call of God on his life. He came from a really close family. He finished his college and then went off to seminary.
After finishing seminary he came back before going to his first
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Feb 10, 2005
“A Path We Feared to See!” Philippians 2:5-11 Key verse(s): 8:“‘And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death--even the death of the cross.”
We love so many things in this life! Yet, there is one thing so worth loving that is seldom afforded even the
In addition we have the record of Josephus, a Jewish writer who was not a Christian either, who records the life and death of Jesus of Nazareth.
He wrote this:
Now there was about this time Jesus a wise man, if it be lawful to call him a man; for he was a doer of wonderful works, a teacher of
Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Jul 26, 2005
Once upon a time there was a good and kind king who had a great kingdom with many cities. In one distant city, some people took advantage of the freedom the king gave them and started doing evil. They profited by their evil and began to fear that the king would interfere and throw them in jail.
Contributed by Robert Leroe on Aug 18, 2005
“I know men and I tell you that Jesus Christ is no mere man. Between Him and every other person in the world there is no possible term of comparison. Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and I have founded empires. But on what did we rest the creations of our genius? Upon force. Jesus Christ
Contributed by Mark Hensley on Jun 27, 2001
“ If you were to ask Jesus today the one reason for his coming to earth, He would sum up his entire ministry in one statement: He came to seek and to save that which was