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…


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…


The King is Coming

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout in triumph, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; He is just and endowed with salvation, Humble, and mounted on a donkey, Even on a colt, the foal of a donkey. (Zechariah 9:9)
 
The whole nation of Israel was encouraged to look forward to and welcome the coming king, “your king who comes to you.” This great King is the one who brings with Him salvation for all. Read more…


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