Category Archives: Cross of Jesus

The God who breaks in

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What should we do with Jesus?

Humanity is obligated by God to respond to Jesus Christ. Indifference to him, will be considered… Continue reading

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Remedy for a heavy heart

A heavy heart finds comfort and relief when we turn to the worship of praise. We have a great example of this from the disciple whom Jesus loved. Continue reading

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Meet the citizens of heaven

It might surprise some to meet the true citizens of heaven. Many religious leaders “shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces” (Matthew 23:13). Jesus said of them,  “You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to. ….You travel over land and sea to win a single convert, and when you have succeeded, you make them twice as much a child of hell as you are” (Matthew 23:14-15). Jesus said to these religious leaders, “religious leaders “shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces” (Matthew 23:13). Jesus said,  “You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to. …Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God ahead of you” (Matthew 21:31). Continue reading

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The unexpected glory of the cross

It’s hard to travel 100 miles in any direction in the world today without encountering the symbol of the cross.

The cross was first an instrument of torture and death reserved for traitors and violent criminals.

How strange it is that such a symbol can be found everywhere in the world as a form of art, jewelry and architecture. There is something incredulously astonishing about this reality!
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Only One did that for me…

How many Kings step down from their thrones? — Only One did that for me… Continue reading

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There was darkness over all the land

Reference to three hours of darkness is another example of the authenticity of the gospel account as history. It is a detail you wouldn’t include if you were trying to make up a story. It could have easily been denied if it didn’t happen. Why three hours of darkness? Continue reading

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The unexpected glory of the cross

No symbol in the history of mankind has been more transformed than the cross. It’s hard to travel 100 miles in any direction in the world today without encountering the cross.

The cross can be found everywhere in the world as a form of art, jewelry, and architecture. Continue reading

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Two words for understanding Jesus

One of the most powerful ways to authenticate the truth of the gospel and make it tangibly plausible to the world is to let the example of Jesus transform our relationships Continue reading

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What do we know about Jesus Christ?

It’s an indisputable fact of history that there existed in the first century a man identified as Jesus of Nazareth. We possess detailed accounts of his birth, life, contemporaries, and his death. We know when he lived– 5/6 BC through … Continue reading

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