Staring Down Death

“In the long run, we are all dead.”  —John Maynard Keynes “Are you afraid to die? Remember that for a child of God, death is only a passing through to a wonderful new world…”  —Corrie Ten Boom The idea of death is unpopular, unsettling and perhaps a little rude.  It is a great way of puttingContinue reading “Staring Down Death”

In Your Lifetime?

“And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.” Luke 21:27 There is nothing more compelling, and more certain than the return of Jesus Christ. There is a huge interest in the speculation and books, tapes, websites etc: I suppose that this is good. Perhaps weContinue reading “In Your Lifetime?”

It’s Friday, but Sunday’s Coming!

 “he humbled himself in obedience to God     and died a criminal’s death on a cross.” Philippians 2:8 Dr. Tony Campolo tells the story of a little preaching competition that he had with his pastor during services at the church where he attends. Dr. Campolo tells how he preached the “perfect” sermon, perfect in every way. He hadContinue reading “It’s Friday, but Sunday’s Coming!”

It Was Love, Not Nails

When Jesus walked the Via Dolorosa to His execution, it was an intensely intentional act. There was no fear in being crucified. He carried His cross like a well earned trophy. Jesus understood perfectly what was going to happen. He was going to die for His friends. “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherdContinue reading “It Was Love, Not Nails”