What’s So Great About Following Jesus?

Jesus gives hope—the hope of eternal life. Unlike many people who stumble through life with no direction, Christians have a goal, and a way to accomplish that goal. Faithful saints know they are headed toward an incomparable...

All About Jesus

This brief outline doesn’t actually tell all about Jesus, but uses the concept of all in thinking of what Jesus did and does. Jesus left it all (Philippians 2:5-8). As one who gave up the glories of...

Who Crucified Jesus?

It is simple to say that Christ died for the sins of the world. It is quite another to say that Christ died for my sins.

Mary’s Little Lamb No More

In all stages of Sonship, Jesus maintained the proper relationship with His parents (1 Peter 2:21-22). We get a glimpse into this special grown-up relationship at a wedding they both attended the little village of Cana, near Nazareth where He had grown up (John 2:1-11). In this scene, His face bears the chiseled sculpting from His forty days in the wilderness. What can we learn from Jesus' interaction with Mary on this occasion?

Why Did My Savior Heaven Leave?

The question is not who or how, but “why?” Why did Jesus have to leave heaven, come to earth, and become a man? Why couldn’t He save us from a distance?

The Greatest Gift of All

A long time ago in Persia, a benevolent ruler named Shah Abbis reigned

The Five Sacrifices of Calvary

The five primary offerings under Moses’ Law are explained in Leviticus 1 - 7, and should be studied in connection with the book of Hebrews. Each is a different pose of Jesus on the cross.
When life doesn't make sense

When Life Doesn’t Make Sense

The Bible warns us that “evil” days will come (Ecclesiastes 12:1; Matthew 6:34; Ephesians 5:16). Job observed, “Man born of woman is of few days and full of trouble” (Job 14:1; cf. Psalm 73:14, 21). At times, there will be events, situations, diagnoses, tragedies, and conditions in our lives that will not make sense. At such times, our faith will be tested. And, in such storms, there are foundation stones that cannot be moved.

Jesus: The Lion, the Ox, the Man, and the Eagle

Most of us are likely familiar with the parallel which has often been noted between the four Gospel Accounts and the four living creatures in the opening vision of the prophet Ezekiel (Ezekiel 1:10). The lion symbolizes supreme strength, kingship; the man, highest intelligence; the ox, lowly service; the eagle, heavenliness, mystery, divinity.

Why did Jesus first refuse, and then drink the vinegar offered at the cross?

It was the custom of the Romans to offer a man being crucified drugged wine so that he might more easily endure his cross. Jesus refused the wine, however...

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