Contributed on Apr 6, 2015
People dismiss Jesus today for the same reasons the soldiers dismissed Him on that first Easter weekend.
I wonder what Jesus thought when He looked down at His bloody feet nailed to the cross. By then His vision would have been blurred, not just from the excruciating pain, but from the blood and sweat that He was powerless to wipe away from His eyes. In that painful, lonely, and desperate moment of ...read more
Contributed on Apr 14, 2015
The crowd rejected Jesus that first Easter for the same reasons many reject Him today.
That first Easter, Jesus was rejected by the people. He was taken to Pilate; and Pilate found nothing against Him. So, he asked the people the most important question anyone will ever answer. (READ TEXT) Instead of answering himself, Pilate looked to the crowd. But the crowd can be wrong. The ...read more
Contributed on Apr 20, 2015
The Romans tortured Jesus out of ignorance. But is that a justifiable excuse?
It’s interesting to contrast how the suffering of Jesus is portrayed. There are depictions that are rated PG. There’s hardly any blood; and Jesus looks more annoyed than in pain. There’s a heavenly glow around His head, as He gazes into heaven. Then there are depictions that more ...read more
Contributed on Apr 27, 2015
Why did Jesus' disciples desert Him in His hour of need?
As Jesus hung on the cross, He saw the soldiers who had dismissed Him, the Romans who had tortured Him, and His own people who had rejected Him. But perhaps the response most troubling was that of His closest followers. With the exception of John, His disciples deserted Him. In His greatest hour of ...read more
Contributed on May 4, 2015
Why does Jesus say the road to life is narrow?
I understand the tendency that people have to question what’s true, to want more than an explanation, to want evidence. We take pride in the fact that we are not easily fooled. I want to test your ability to discern fact from fiction. We’ll call this game: Accept or Reject. 1. Life ...read more
Contributed on May 6, 2015
What will you do with Jesus, who is called the Christ?
I like to have a good crowd on Sunday morning. Much of what we do as a church in done in the effort to enlarge our Sunday crowd. In fact, some accuse the American church of being so focused on drawing crowds that we’re tempted to water down the truth. Contrast that with Jesus. Whenever we ...read more