Tagged: “cross”

Stained-Glass Jesus

Jesus was no more himself than when He hung on the cross as the Savior of the world.  The seven last sayings of Christ revealed seven ‘stained-glass vignettes‘ of the God-man — on display forever in the annals of Christianity. Our view of Jesus would be incomplete had we not seen these very-different portraits of […]

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His Cross, My Cross

Read or Listen: Ephesians 2:8-10 We cannot fully discuss the goodness of God without turning our attention to the cross of Christ… It is only because of the goodness and kindness of God that we are saved.  In Romans 2:4, Paul asks the question: Don’t you know “that the goodness of God leads you to […]

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By This, We Know Love

The most famous verse in all of Scripture talks about God’s love. In John 3:16 it says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only son…” Though almost everybody knows John 3:16, I bet most people don’t know what 1 John 3:16 says. It is also a verse about God’s love. In fact, it is blatant about telling us what love is.

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He Thought of Her

It is hard to think about how Mary must have felt that day. Thirty years prior, she was visited by angels. She was chosen by God. She was a vital instrument in fulfilling messianic prophecy. She was the bearer of Emmanuel, God with us.

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Three Crosses

Often romanticized and bejeweled, the symbol of the cross was not a thing of beauty or of religion when Jesus met it 2,000 years ago. It was the most hideous, obscene instrument of death one could imagine. The cross was man’s best attempt at a torturous hell on earth.

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