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The Cross – You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

Jesus crucifixion

In uncertain times we can be certain of Jesus’ love and constant presence. Jesus’ crucifixion makes no sense unless it’s true. You can’t make this stuff up.

Taking Up the Coronavirus Cross

Take up your Cross

Preventing the spread of COVID-19 means dying to our ‘self’ for the benefit of others. We take up the cross when we sacrifice ‘me’ for ‘we’.

When Social Distancing Makes Space for God

Space for God during Lent

Lent is a time for sacrifice and self-reflection. The Coronavirus has forced sacrificial social distancing so let’s fill the space with God.

Be Strong and Courageous, not Safely on Shore

be strong and courageous

Be strong and courageous, for you are the one who will lead these people… Be strong and very courageous… Meditate on [the scriptures] day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do. This is my command—be strong and courageous!…

The Upside Down Kingdom of God

God's Upside Down Kingdom

Jesus brought God’s kingdom which flips the world’s ways upside down: the last are first, the humble are lifted, the inner circle are society’s losers…

What is the Season of Lent About?

40 Days of Lent

The season of Lent began Wednesday, approximately 40 days before Easter. Why ‘approximately’ 40 days? What is Lent about? Let’s explore our faith.

Accidentally Planning to Do Evil

small sins are sins

I sometimes do things that are no big deal, but I sense they’re wrong. Little things. No one gets hurt. No one even notices. Is this sin?

Get Your Ticket to Heaven

God Gave His Son John 3:16

Here is what love is. It is not that we loved God. It is that He loved us and sent His Son to give His life to pay for our sins. 1 John 4:10 (NIRV) I used to think my mistakes were too big, too many, and too deliberate for God to forgive. My shame…

Patience is a Virtue in Christian Life

early Christians valued patience

When the early church was forming, the patience of Christians set them apart from non-believers and attracted them to join the community. What did patience mean at that time? Why was it so highly valued?

The God of the Old Testament and the God of the New

Angry Old Testament God

The God of the Old Testament and the God of the New Testament seem so different. Are they the same God? Yes! God is unchanging, loving, just, and merciful. Only God can solve the Old Testament / New Testament dilemma.

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