Tag Archives: Jesus Christ

Trophies

I apologize in advance. What I’m about to say makes me, by definition, old. Because I am getting older, though, I’m going to say it anyway. When I played youth athletics in the 70s and early 80s, only the team … Continue reading

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Pontius Pilate: Me, You, We

Matthew 27 gives the account of Jesus standing in judgment before Pontius Pilate. While the governor had no actual authority over Jesus, this was an important part of Jesus’ resurrection journey. Here are some important aspects of their exchange. First, … Continue reading

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Good, right, and salutary

I recently received communion at a Lutheran church. As part of the Eucharist, or Holy Communion, liturgy, the preface is spoken (or chanted) by the pastor. It is truly good, right and salutary that we should at all times and … Continue reading

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Begotten…what?

John 3:16 is quoted worldwide to share the good news of Jesus Christ. Here it is: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal … Continue reading

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Painted balloon

Imagine a painted balloon. This balloon is half inflated and completely painted over. It’s easy to imagine what would happen if the balloon were next fully inflated. Naturally the paint would fracture initially and, as more air is added, the … Continue reading

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Take my hand: a leadership fundamental

The book of Acts describes the birth of the Christian church. The disciples and followers of Jesus began spreading the good news and fulfilling their leadership roles in establishing His beloved church. As Christians, we are also called to leadership roles in … Continue reading

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