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Easter Series: He is Risen!

By |April 26th, 2019|Categories: 1 Corinthians, Articles, Luke, Matthew, Series: Easter|Tags: , , |

There’s a difference between knowing… and knowing. The disciples knew that Jesus was going to be raised up on the third day. He had told them so. He had explained it in so many words. But they just didn’t get it. Then He took the twelve aside and said to them, “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and all things which are written through the prophets about the Son of Man will be accomplished. [...]

Easter Series: Jesus at the Cross

By |April 25th, 2019|Categories: Articles, John, Luke, Matthew, Series: Easter|Tags: , , |

It began with the scourging. The Romans were experts at devising torture. A scourge was not just a whip; it was designed to dig into and tear up the flesh. The scourging Jesus received was so severe that He was unable to carry His own cross to His execution (Mark 15:21, Luke 23:26). And crucifixion was more than just a public execution. It wasn’t relatively quick like a hanging or beheading or lethal injection. Crucifixion [...]

Book Review: Foxe’s Book of Martyrs

By |April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Book Reviews|Tags: |

Foxe’s Book of Martyrs is one of the great classics of the Christian faith. Originally compiled by John Foxe in the 16th century, it has greatly influenced English Protestant thinking.  For many English-speaking Protestant Christians of the past five centuries, Foxe’s Book of Martyrs and John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress have been considered second only to the Holy Bible as essential reading for the Christian. England was a hotbed of political and religious conflict in the [...]

Book Review: A Doctor at Calvary

By |April 18th, 2019|Categories: Book Reviews|Tags: , |

A photograph of the Shroud of Turin showing both the negative (left) and positive (right) views. Originally published in the French language in 1950, A Doctor at Calvary provides an in-depth description of the passion and crucifixion of Jesus Christ from the perspective of medical research. Author Pierre Barbet, M.D. (1884-1961) was a French physician and chief surgeon at Saint Joseph’s hospital in Paris. Because of his expertise in anatomy and surgery, including [...]

Maundy Thursday: A New Commandment

By |April 18th, 2019|Categories: 1 John, Deuteronomy, John, Leviticus, Matthew, Sermons|Tags: , , |

On the night He was betrayed, Jesus knew He had but a few hours before He would be handed over to the authorities. So, He gathered His beloved disciples around Him and shared with them those things which pressed most urgently on His heart. He began by washing their feet. We know that washing of the feet was a common practice. After all, the people wore sandals, if any shoes at all. And although major [...]

Easter Series: On the Night He Was Betrayed

By |April 13th, 2019|Categories: 1 Peter, Articles, Hebrews, John, Matthew, Series: Easter|Tags: , , |

On the night He was betrayed, Jesus knew full well what He was about to suffer. As Jesus was about to go up to Jerusalem, He took the twelve disciples aside by themselves, and on the way He said to them, “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem; and the Son of Man will be delivered to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn Him to death, and will hand Him over to [...]

Easter Series: Jesus, Son of God, Son of Man

By |April 7th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Hebrews, Matthew, Philippians, Series: Easter|Tags: , , |

Sometimes people wonder, “Is Jesus really the only way? Is there truly no path to salvation through any other? Why Jesus?” After the miraculous events surrounding the birth of Jesus, His childhood years were spent in relative anonymity. We get a glimpse of Jesus at twelve years of age when He went with His family to attend the Passover Feast in Jerusalem. Traveling with a large caravan as they journeyed home, Jesus’ parents did not [...]

Living in Community

By |April 1st, 2019|Categories: Ephesians, Exodus, Sermons|Tags: , , |

Unless you have studied European Renaissance Literature, you may not know the name of John Donne. John Donne was born into a Catholic family in England in 1572. That may not seem significant to you, but due to laws previously passed by Queen Elizabeth I, anyone not faithfully attending the Church of England in those days was subject to fines, confiscation of property or imprisonment. In 1601, John Donne secretly married Anne More, grand-niece of [...]