Living Sacrifice, Reasonable Service

“Present your bodies as a living sacrifice. …” Paul wrote this statement in his letter to the Romans. He called this “holy, acceptable, and reasonable service.” How are we to serve the Lord? This great missionary and theological mind told readers that it starts with the body. A statement such...

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The Resurrection and Things to Come

The grave could not hold Jesus. His crucifixion was unlike anything ever seen. The response of the Roman soldiers indicates this as we read the gospel accounts. His death at Golgotha was only the beginning, however. What happened after this, served to expose the defeat of sin and corruption that...

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Away with This Man

“Away with this man, and release unto us Barrabas” (Luke 23:18). These were the words spoken to Pontius Pilate, the Roman authority in Jerusalem. Before this ruler, there stood Jesus. He had been brought to Pilate so that an execution might be ordered. The Jewish religious leaders with their guard...

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The Darkness and the Dawn

Darkness came. For hours, Christ hung upon the Cross at Golgotha. At one point, all became shadow. This, I think, was a darkness like that described in Exodus, a darkness that could be felt, a deep night that beclouded heart and soul. That darkness came as the ninth plague in...

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