The Dieography of Christ

"If Christ didn't rise from the dead, we of all people are most to be pitied." - Apostle Paul  Daniel Webster was a leading American Senator from Massachusetts during the period leading up to the Civil War. He participated in important U.S. Supreme Court cases, which bolstered the authority of the Federal government. His biography,... Continue Reading →

POWERFUL PRAYER

Now Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples. And he said to them, "When you pray, say: "Father, hallowed by your name. Your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread, and forgive... Continue Reading →

HOPE

            Romans 8:24-25 "For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience." As Alexander the Great was preparing for his conquest... Continue Reading →

Jesus the Relational God

"Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us then with confidence draw near... Continue Reading →

What is a mission statement? Both Christians and non-Christians talk about this concept. Businesses think through missions. The Coca-Cola mission statement is to refresh the world, inspire moments of optimism, and to make value and difference in the world. Armies strategize their missions to protect and serve their country. Ordinary people may say their mission... Continue Reading →

Jesus’ Final Words on the Cross

1. A Word of Mercy: The prayer for forgiveness to the Father - "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do" (Lk. 23:34). Think of a family member, friend, or co-worker that has wronged you. Take practical steps to either pray, write a letter, or sit down and show them the mercy... Continue Reading →

What are the 7 Deadly Sins?

The seven deadly sins have been depicted by writers, artists, and pop-culture throughout history, from Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy to the 1995 thriller movie Seven starring Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman. These works claim the following as the seven deadly sins: lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy, and pride. Though these sins are grievous to the... Continue Reading →

What is the Kingdom of God and Why Does it Matter?

The Kingdom of God is a key theme Jesus taught in the New Testament. The word Kingdom appears 162 times and is predominant in the synoptic gospel of Matthew. Oxford scholar R.T. France states: "Some scholars see it as a Christian lifestyle, some as a method of world evangelization, some as the rediscovery of charismatic gifts,... Continue Reading →

Godly Sorrow Leads To A Healthy Spiritual Transformation

The Israelites understood that the state of their relationship with the Lord was contingent upon the covenant they had with Him. If they rebelled against God by refusing to keep His commandments and served false gods, they were judged (Num. 32:15; Deut 28:36, 2 Chr. 7:19; Jer. 9:13). These judgments consisted of God sending plagues... Continue Reading →

The 7 Miracles of Jesus

1. Jesus turns water into wine (Jn 2:1-12). At the wedding in Cana of Galilee, Jesus alters the chemical composition from water to wine. This miracle reveals Jesus' glory and power over creation. It also symbolizes a key component of His ministry: The replacement of the old order, the water of ceremonial cleansing and the... Continue Reading →

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