Is the Cross Offensive or Comforting?

“And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to Myself.” (John 12:32)
 
Earlier this week the Supreme Court made the decision that a World War I memorial cross could continue to stand at the crossroad intersection in Bladensburg, Maryland. Many people wanted the cross removed because it is a “preeminent symbol of Christianity.” And they are correct; it is a symbol of victory over death.
 
The cross is the most significant dividing point in human history. Consider the following: Read more…


The Power of a Father’s Blessing

In biblical times, a father’s blessing meant everything. It was not just a show of favor but it was the passing on of an inheritance and in many cases wishing that child a long and prosperous life. We think of a blessing as a verbal affirmation, however it’s much more than that; the father’s blessing carries with it a lasting impact that is revealed from generation to generation.  


What Do You Value Most?

“He who loves his life loses it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it to life eternal.” (John 12:25)

A paradoxical statement is a statement that seems to contradict itself. For example:

  • “How am I supposed to get job experience if I can’t get a job because I have no experience?”
  • “A male barber shaves all and only those men who do not shave themselves. Does he shave himself?”
  • “A Cretan says, ‘All Cretans are liars.”
  • “This sentence is false.” Read more…


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