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The Crucifixion of Christ

January 19th, 2010 · No Comments · Bible, Christ, Christianity, Church, Creation, Death, Doctrine, God, Gospel, Gospel of John, Gospel of Mark, Gospels, Grace, Jesus, Kingdom of God, New Testament, Religion, Resurrection, Sin, Theology, Thoughts, Videos

We don’t like to leave Christ on the cross for very long. Our theology often gets in a rush to the resurrection. But the resurrection lacks its own possibility if you exclude the crucifixion of Christ. Anyone who has watched the movie The Passion of the Christ was moved by the brutality of what Jesus […]

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Fear, Control, and the Crucifixion of Jesus

January 14th, 2010 · No Comments · Bible, Christ, Christianity, Gospel of John, Jesus, New Testament, Religion

While studying John 19 last night we talked about the role of fear in the crucifixion of Jesus. In John 18:33 we infer the charge against Jesus was insurrection as a competing king, “King of the Jews.” But in 19:7 the Jewish leaders mention Jesus’ claim to be the “Son of God” and we learn […]

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Gospel of John 12:20-33 – Greeks Want to See Jesus

December 4th, 2009 · No Comments · Bible, Bible Study, Christ, Christianity, Death, Gospel of John, Jesus, Messiah, New Testament, Religion, Thoughts

The triumphal entry concludes with jealousy from the Pharisees and the statement, “Look how the whole world has gone after him.” (12:19). The very next verse shows how true that statement was. Some Greeks approach Philip and ask to see Jesus. Philip and Andrew ask Jesus if this would be okay and, in typical Jesus […]

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The Two Most Important Dates You Never Heard Of

March 8th, 2009 · No Comments · Bible, Christ, Christianity, New Testament, Religion

There are many dates that are etched into our memory. We hear July 4, 1776 and think indpendence, December 7, 1941 – Pearl Harbor, and on and on you could go. Then we have arbitrary dates that mark historical events that are difficult to date like December 25 and Christmas. But there is another date […]

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Did God Forsake Jesus on the Cross?

September 18th, 2007 · No Comments · Bible, Christ, Christianity, God, Gospels, Messiah, New Testament, Old Testament, Psalms, Religion

It is a claim that is heard many times from many pulpits often in during the Lord’s Supper. Matthew 27:45ff says, From noon until three in the afternoon darkness came over all the land. About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachtani?” (which means, “My God, my […]

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