Tag Archives: Easter

Believing comes before understanding

I’m always struck by the naked honesty of the disciple’s account of Jesus’ resurrection. Rather than making some pretentious claim of superior understanding, they confess their unbelief and confusion over the whole matter. In fact, they disclose that initially it … Continue reading

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The Day that changed everything

This Sunday we will celebrate the Day that changed the world forever. It’s the Day that brought our freedom and restored us to our original identity. In John’s account, we see Jesus talking about what He’s about to do, giving … Continue reading

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Lift up Your heads, O You Gates!

We started to look at Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem last time  (“Enemies inside the Gate“), what He meant by victory, and just who is our real enemy. Jesus also said the following in Luke’s account of His entry into … Continue reading

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The Jesus Generation!

I’m often surprised whenever I read genealogies in the Bible. I used to skip through them, but not anymore. God has spoken to me profoundly many times through these dry lists of names. Matthew’s genealogy of Jesus is one example. … Continue reading

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Why is the Way Narrow?

It’s been said that our theology affects everything we believe about God, and how and why He interacts with us as His creation. In fact, there’s probably nothing more important to guiding, not only how we see God, but how … Continue reading

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What difference does Jesus make?

I’ve read a lot of articles and watched videos by apologists and preachers trying to explain to us why Jesus matters. It usually takes on the form of logical arguments, historical proofs, and theological answers to questions that, frankly, many … Continue reading

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What the Cross exposes (and redeems)

Adam blamed Eve, who blamed the Serpent, who blamed God; the Pharisees blamed Jesus, and Pilate blamed the crowd. Today, republicans blame the democrats, who blame the President; liberals blame conservatives, who blame the socialists; the atheists blame the religious; … Continue reading

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The Chosen – New Series on YouTube

There’s a new TV series on YouTube called, “The Chosen,” directed by Dallas Jenkins that gives a fresh look at the life of Jesus and the Gospel story so that, Jenkins puts it, the world can experience Jesus in a … Continue reading

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How we’re meant to overcome

Why do you think Jesus could endure such a great temptation in the Garden of Gethsemane, even to the point of sweating drops of blood? (Luke 22:44) Was it because He was superhuman; He had some ability we don’t possess? … Continue reading

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Ain’t No Grave!

As I was thinking about what I was going to share for the Easter morning service, I had the song, “Ain’t No Grave” on my mind. Then I get a call from my brother. He’d gone to the doctor for … Continue reading

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