Category Archives: Good Friday

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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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.

Originally invented as an instrument of torture and death reserved for traitors and violent criminals, strangely, the cross can be found everywhere in the world as a form of art, jewelry and architecture. Continue reading

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Who killed Jesus?

Scripture presents a number of participants in the death of Jesus. The historically accurate answer to the question of who put Christ to death is ….
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Resurrection is life after life after death

The last experience of life is death. It is the most certain thing in every person’s life. “There is a time to be born and a time to die” (Ecclesiastes 3:2). But death is not final. Continue reading

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What should I do with Jesus?

When Pilate asked Jesus, “Where do you come from?” he probably wasn’t asking for an earthly address. Continue reading

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Explaining Christianity involves more than history

When they first proclaimed their message about Jesus of Nazareth, the apostles used three main points: You killed him. God raised him. We are witnesses.  But this is not everything they taught about Jesus. The expanded presentation included seven main … Continue reading

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Reflection and Song for Good Friday

Why did Jesus Christ die?  “’Was it for crimes that I had done?’ he groaned upon the tree…” asked Isaac Watts. “Died He for me who caused His pain; for me, who Him to death pursued?” Charles Wesley reflected. Is it true that, … Continue reading

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Humanity degrading itself by abusing the Creator

“Then the governor’s soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole company of soldiers around him. They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on … Continue reading

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Jesus shatters categories and compels worship!

How do you respond to someone who… 1. Claimed to exist before Abraham was born? “Very truly I tell you,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!” (John 8:58). This is one of the strongest claims of Jesus being God … Continue reading

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Why did Jesus have to die?

Why did the eternal God have to come to this sinful earth, assume a human body, and die at the hands of Roman executioners? “Wait a minute!” you say. “God did not have to do this — He chose to do … Continue reading

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