Message of the Cross

The Message of the Cross – Follow Me

For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Occasionally, a story comes along in human history so powerful that it gets your attention, and draws you in to learn more. This story is the greatest story ever told. It would be told once and then again and again until it became known worldwide. Read More

The Call

I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep. John 11:10
Some stories in the Bible are hard to comprehend. The story of why Jesus came to die on a cross for you and me is one of them. Why did Jesus have to die? Read More

The Walk

I am the light of the world. He who follows me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life – John 8:12
The apostle Paul reminded the Church at Ephesus to walk worthy of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus (Ephesians 4:1). To walk worthy means to have the light of life. What does it mean to have the light of life? Read More

The Trial

All things work together for good to those who love God and are called according to His purpose Romans 8:28
The call leading the disciples from darkness to the light of life is a work of God (Romans 8:29–30). But along with the call comes the darkness of the wilderness where faith acquiesces to trial and temptation and life as we know it changes. What happens in the wilderness? Read More

The Cross

I must be about My Father’s business (Luke 2:49)
At the age of twelve, when Jesus was found in the temple, Joseph and Mary asked why he left the group returning home to Nazareth. “I must be about My Father’s business,” said Jesus. What was the Father’s business? Read More

The Pardon

Having been justified by faith we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ  Romans 5:1

Every once in a while a minor event in the Bible gets our attention. We are drawn in to learn more. One such event is the release of a condemned criminal from prison just before the crucifixion of Jesus. This seemingly minor event is a major event for you and me. In what way?

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The Life

I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.   John 8:12 NIV

An elderly gentleman was standing on a sandy beach. He was watching the sun set. Passing by and stopping for a moment I said, “Isn’t it a beautiful sunset?” The elderly man nodded agreeably and said…

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The Change

No Guilt in life, no fear in death. This is the power of Christ in me.

Songwriters Stuart Townsend and Keith Getty wrote these words for the last part of a song entitled In Christ Alone. Both men openly admit biblical truth is the substance for empowering their creative desire to write songs of praise that deepen the worship experience.

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The Glory

The heavens declare the glory of God, and the heavens above proclaim his handiwork. Psalm 19:1
Part 8 of 8: The glory of God is a theme pondered by many, yet never fully explained. What is the glory of God? Read More