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The Best Part of My Job

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The Wonderful Cross: Take Up Your Cross, Part 2

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me … Continue reading

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The Wonderful Cross: Justification, Part 1

When Sunny and I were first married, we had a bill that came due that was beyond our ability to pay. I was fresh out of college, working as a youth minister for a church in east Tennessee and Sunny … Continue reading

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The Wonderful Cross: God’s Justice and Righteousness, Part 2

The cross is a statement of God’s righteousness. That’s literally what Paul says in Romans 3:24-25: … the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This … Continue reading

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The Wonderful Cross: God’s Justice and Righteousness, Part 1

At this point in our series, we turn to what has been called one of the most theologically important passages in the New Testament: But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law … Continue reading

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Meat Loaf, Betty White, Bob Saget and Christian Communion

Meat Loaf died last night. Since the 1970s, Michael / Marvin Lee Aday has sold over 65 million albums under the recording name “Meat Loaf.” His most successful work, Bat Out of Hell, sold over 40 million copies and is … Continue reading

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The Wonderful Cross: The Scandal of the Cross, Part 2

In the early years of Christianity, groups such as the Gnostics denied that Jesus physically died on the cross. They were scandalized by the idea of a suffering Messiah, considering such an image to be ill-fitting for their concept of … Continue reading

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The Wonderful Cross: Christ Crucified, Part 3

Paul understands the cross as the answer to our most practical problems. As we noted in the previous posts, Paul writes his letter to the Corinthians to correct some of the problems going on in this church. And boy, there … Continue reading

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2022: Moving Forward

I really love this time of year. Let me be clear: it has nothing to do with the weather. After a couple of nights with temperatures in the 20s around here, I can’t wait for spring to arrive! No, I … Continue reading

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Why I Love My Job

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