Category Archives: Jesus Christ

What Jesus did not do

One of the things I love about Jesus is his refusal to be defined by the prejudicial social pressures of his day.  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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What does it mean to believe?

Belief is not merely an agreement with facts about God. Rarely is unbelief solely a matter of changing one’s mind about facts. 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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Not that we loved God…

Take a moment and reflect on this great truth in song. 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. But why three hours of darkness? Continue reading

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