'Messiah' Tagged Posts

'Messiah' Tagged Posts

THE OFFENSE OF THE GOSPEL

One of our most familiar and time-honored Advent hymns is the hauntingly beautiful Oh, Come, Oh, Come, Emmauel.   It is an old Latin hymn that goes back to the 1100’s, some say even before A.D. 800.  It speaks of ancient Israel longing for the coming of Christ, the Messiah, to set them free from the real bondage of sin, death and hell. It speaks to all those whom Paul…

THE REAL ANTI-SEMITISM

Ever since the horrors of the Holocaust during World War II, the world has been given to see how ugly hatred can become.  Hitler and his henchmen targeted the Jews for extermination in places that reek of blood, tears and torture.  Names such as Auschwitz, Dachau and Buchenwald make us shudder.  This attempted genocide of an entire race or ethnic group – the Jews – was…

“OOH….AAH”

To only two people did Jesus ever say:  “Great is thy faith.”  One of them was a Gentile solider who beseeched Jesus on behalf of his sick servant.  The other was a Canaanite woman who chased after Jesus, begging only for the crumbs from the Master’s table Why should a foreign soldier, who had no Jewish roots, believe in a Messiah who was rejected by His own countrymen…

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO KING DAVID

In one of those slam dunk moments, Jesus quizzes the Pharisees:  “What do you think about the Christ?  Whose Son is He?” “Piece of cake,” they imply.  “The Son, that is the Descendant, of David.”  Any Jew with two brain cells functioning knew this.  When Messiah, the Christ, finally came, He would be a Descendant from the family tree of Israel’s greatest king, King David.…

THE WALLS COME TUMBLING DOWN

President Reagan stood at the Berlin Wall years ago and intoned a dramatic summons:  “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”  Few expected that what Winston Churchill called “the iron curtain” would come down so soon.  It was such an imposing barrier for so many years.  It would almost take a miracle. But the Berlin Wall was nothing compared to the barrier of sin which…
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