'Jesus Christ' Tagged Posts

'Jesus Christ' Tagged Posts

KING OF THE HILL

“The kings of the earth take a stand, and the rulers join together against the Lord and against His Anointed One,” says Psalm 2 (EHV). So it stands in the sacred Lenten history of the four Gospels.  The Sanhedrin, the supreme court of the Jewish nation, and the Roman governor, Pontius Pilate, and the piggish puppet-king Herod – they all gang up on the Lord…

SERVANTS OF CHRIST

“Did you hear the one about the minister, the priest and the rabbi…?”   Chances are, so have most pastors. Preacher jokes are as plentiful as lawyer jokes.  That’s OK. Some of them are truly funny. Pastors need to take the word of God seriously, not so much themselves.   What preachers see from their side of the pulpit can be comical too.  Ask…

WHAT DO WE WANT TO SEE IN LENT?

A headline on the religion page of the newspaper a few years back talked about “opening doors to new takes on Lent traditions.”  The article contained not one word, not one, about Christ, or the cross, or salvation from sin. The traditional application of ashes to the forehead on Ash Wednesday over the centuries has been a mark of humble repentance at the foot of the…

THE HUMILIATION AND EXALTATION

The Bible teaches us about the two natures in Christ.  Our Savior is not two Christs, but One – the God-Man – not half-God and half-Man – but totally God and totally, sinless Man in One Person.  In the womb of the virgin Mary, God the Son took to Himself a perfect human nature. So we speak of the two natures in Christ. The Bible also teaches us about the two…

GRACE NOTES

As we near the end of the church year, our thoughts turn to the end of all things.  We instinctively picture ourselves and others before the great throne on that last day.  Who will enter that eternal kingdom and who will not? Our own times are awash in what we might call universalism, the sentimental idea that merely dying entitles a person to enter heaven, that…