Monthly Archives: March 2016

Pilate’s Wife – a gospel woman worth remembering

Originally posted on Challenging Tertullian:
Let’s just say this: Too many women go unnamed in the Bible. You know what I mean? While it’s true that some men are not identified (the paralytic in Mark 2:1-12 comes to mind), it seems…

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Spring Now and Spring Eternal

He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” (Revelation 21:5.) Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! (2 Corinthians 5:17.) ***

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Men Need Love And Women Need Respect

Some say that the Bible teaches that men need respect while women need love. I heard it again just a few weeks ago, with the speaker relying on this verse. However, each one of you also must love his wife as … Continue reading

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The Lie of Self-Dependence

  Trust in the Lord with all your heart     and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him,     and he will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6.) ***

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The Truth about Stories with Happy Endings

Sit a spell and listen to a story, one of discovery and loss, wonder and woe: Brings a tear to your eye, doesn’t it? Sniff, sniff. I miss that overcoat. Getting Better There are people who will pursue a sad ending … Continue reading

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The Best Way to Dress for Church on Easter Sunday – humor

In case you’re feeling pressured to show up at church in your fancy Easter clothes, here’s how we do it. Two points here: God doesn’t care if you go to church in suits and dresses or shorts and T-shirts. Have … Continue reading

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Resurrection Greetings this Easter Day!

The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he … Continue reading

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The Darkest Sabbath

The Bible has no words of what anyone did that Sabbath following on the heels of Jesus’ murder. Not a single word. We have no record of what the disciples did, who his mother Mary stayed with, how the temple … Continue reading

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The Darkest of Deeds on that First Good Friday

A dark deed … and you, with the help of wicked men, put him to death by nailing him to the cross. (Acts 2:23.) … led to calling this day Good Friday … Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, … Continue reading

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The Last Supper: Easter Lessons of Love for John, Peter and You

[Updated from the archives.] Getting Personal John paints a portrait of Jesus in words of love. Not so much about John’s love for his Savior, but words of his Savior’s love for him. Dear friends, let us love one another, for … Continue reading

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