The cross. Two heavy wooden beams shouldered by the man of sorrows. It pressed hard upon His back; a back the soldiers had already lashed into an open wound. It was nothing compared to the burden He was about to bear, but it brought Him to His knees. It was His choice to do it, but it … Continue reading The Dead Can Live Again
Behold, Your King is Coming to You
The Triumphal entry is one of the most fascinating events in the life of Jesus, but it is one of those events that does not give up its treasures to halfhearted readers. However, when you spend time with it, it will reward you. This is why I was honored to preach this Palm Sunday morning. … Continue reading Behold, Your King is Coming to You
It Is Finished: The Death of Jesus
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
Seeing God’s Mercy in Coronavirus
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
Why Did Jesus Curse the Fig Tree? – John MacDuff
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.
The Triumphal Entry – John MacDuff
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.
The Spiritual Meaning of the Triumphal Entry – J.R. Miller
There must have been a deep spiritual meaning in the triumphal entry, since Jesus Himself planned it!
Defending the Resurrection of Jesus: The Core Facts Approach
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