But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 1 Corinthians 15:20 "But, now…" Contrary to all the false teachings about the resurrection (1 Corinthians 15:12-19), the Apostle Paul speaks the truth (1 Corinthians 15:1-11). [tweet_dis]And so our hope rests in the Risen Christ. And this is true for all in Christ who have passed before us—both young and old, born and unborn.[/tweet_dis] My family has enjoyed over the years the … Read More →
What If There Was No Easter?
What if there was no Easter? It’s a question that we don’t ask because we already know the truth of the matter. However, what if…? For the Apostle Paul it’s an important thought. And it’s an important thought as we worship together at church and as we gather in family worship. Here’s Paul’s view: [tweet_dis]If Christ is not raised then we are... most to be pitied. 1 Corinthians 15:14[/tweet_dis] You see, if Christ had not been raised, then all is in vain. Our preaching is in vain. Our faith … Read More →
The Goodness of Good Friday
Where is the goodness of Good Friday in a cruel cross? It is evidenced in our salvation from sin. If we took the time to list out all our sins individually it would take us all day [correction: more than a lifetime]. But here’s a short list of our sins in which Paul reminds us of why we need God’s goodness of salvation through Jesus’ cruel cross remembered on this Good Friday: Sexual immorality, idolatry, adultery, homosexuality, theft, greed, drunkenness, reviling, swindling, bitterness, … Read More →
Palm Sunday Preparation
As we remember a personal birthday or an anniversary or Thanksgiving Day... Palm Sunday is all the more important to remember as it brings us to a climax in Jesus’ earthly mission in his life, death and resurrection. This day’s significance lies in the fact that Jesus fulfills the prophetic word of Zechariah 9:9 and is hailed as the King, the great Son of David. St. Augustine interprets how Jesus is this King. He writes: For Christ was not the king of Israel so that he might exact a … Read More →
Fear of the Lord: How Should We Think?
As a father and husband trying to lead his family, what does it mean to fear the Lord? To fear the Lord may sound archaic and perhaps unimportant. After all, don’t we just want our children to love God…and not fear Him? Shouldn’t our motto be, “No fear taught here?” For a healthy family, the fear of the Lord is essential. To fear the Lord according to the Bible has multiple meanings depending on the context. And the Scripture context I have in mind is Acts 9. So the church throughout … Read More →
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