It was darkness, and it was light. It was torment, and it was peace. It was death, and it was life. The Cross; two heavy wooden beams, shouldered by the man of sorrows. It pressed hard upon His back. A back that had already been turned into an open wound by the lashes it had … Continue reading The Day Death Became Life
I was part of a Good Friday in real-time series for our church on Facebook live. My portion was the death of Jesus and his final statement, "It is finished." What was in the cup that Jesus so much dreaded to drink that it caused him to sweat drops of blood. The video is below. … Continue reading It Is Finished: The Death of Jesus
Is Coronavirus God's judgment on us for our wicked ways, is it something he intends for our good, is it a mixture of both, or none of the above? Scripture tells us, "the secret things belong to the Lord our God" (Deuteronomy 29:29). What this verse means is that God does not always tell us why he … Continue reading Seeing God’s Mercy in Coronavirus
The fig-tree clothing of self-righteousness is utterly unavailing; the Lord who walks amid the trees of the garden strips it away--it cannot abide His righteous glance, His avenging scrutiny.
It is the loveliest season in the Palestine year, when, the rain "over and gone;" the Mount of Olives is carpeted with green, and fresh foliage is clothing its varied groves.
There must have been a deep spiritual meaning in the triumphal entry, since Jesus Himself planned it!
As we see Jesus ride into Jerusalem on a donkey and allow the people to praise Him as king, there are many things that stand out. Here are three of the most significant things we should keep in mind.
There are several approaches to defending the resurrection of Jesus. One way is called the core facts approach. It involves using four core facts held by Christian and non-Christian scholars and applying them to naturalistic explanations of the resurrection. Here are the four facts. 1. Jesus was crucified and died 2. Jesus’ tomb was found … Continue reading Defending the Resurrection of Jesus: The Core Facts Approach