Jesus was born to die

With joy the chorus we’ll repeat ‘Glory to God on high! Good-will and peace are now complete — Jesus was born to die.’ —A. Campbell’s hymnal, Psalm 5 I’ve used similar phrasing as the last line in the above stanza. What a wonderful truth it is, even though it sounds shocking.

All for Jesus

by Mary D. James All for Jesus, all for Jesus! All my being’s ransomed powers: All my thoughts and words and doings, All my days and all my hours. Let my hands perform His bidding, Let my feet run in His ways; Let my eyes see Jesus only, Let my lips speak forth His praise. … Read More

Inventing Jesus the problem-solver

Many today are like the unbelieving Jews who rejected Jesus. They were looking for a Messiah to change their circumstances, instead of transform their lives. They wanted rescue from Rome, rather than deliverance from their sins. They wanted freedom from the oppression of foreign armies, instead of freedom from their own desires and from the … Read More

Be a Christian, nothing else

Dig a tad and discover that people have underneath the talk of objectivity a passion for partisanship. They talk of Jesus, but promote a sectarian stance. Be a Christian, nothing else. Follow the Lord Jesus Christ, and no one else. He is all. His name says it all.

Jesus might have ridden in this boat

This boat was dug up in the 1980s. Jesus might have ridden in it. Odds are not favorable, but it’s possible. He likely rode in one like it. May it help to bring home to us even more those stories in the NT when Jesus was near or on the Sea of Galilee.

You love him

I love 1 Peter, and I love 1.8, and I love what Kathryn H. said about it: The scripture for today, January 8 (1/8), is 1st Peter 1:8 as found in the New Testament of the Bible: “Though you have not seen him, you love him! And even though you do not see him now, … Read More

Let us love you as we are able

Though we cannot love you as we ought, O Lord, let us love you as we are able, that guided by your light and kept by your power, we come at the last, into your glorious presence. Amen. —Thomas Ken (1637-1711) Jesus, the first and the last, you are alpha and omega, beginning and end. … Read More

Jesus Lord and Savior

Good article on the subject deserves careful reading: But our topic says “our Lord.” Is He? There are two answers to this question because there are two points of view, one objective and one subjective. If we stand back and view our relationship with Him as the Creator and the Creation, then absolutely yes, He … Read More