Category Archives: Cross of Christ

It Causes Me to Tremble

They came to a place called Golgotha (which means The Place of the Skull). There they offered Jesus wine to drink, mixed with gall; but after tasting it, he refused to drink it. When they had crucified him, they divided … Continue reading

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Some reflections and memories on this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

“It is rather the task of Christian preaching to say: here is the church, where Jew and German stand together under the Word of God; here is the proof whether a church is still the church or not.” The above … Continue reading

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Immanuel–God with Us (Part 4)

“‘The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel’—which means, ‘God with us’” (Matthew 1:23). The biblical texts are abundant testifying to God’s initiative and to the willingness of Christ. … Continue reading

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Immanuel–God with Us (Part 3)

The Creator coming in the flesh in itself is outrageous, incomprehensible. The purpose of His coming is all the more outrageous and incomprehensible. “He humbled himself and became obedient to death—even death on a cross!” (Philippians 2:6-8). The Son of … Continue reading

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Good Friday

(From my CaringBridge site in honor and memory of our grandson Sully. Written on Good Friday, 2010.) On this Good Friday, I remember the suffering of Jesus. My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so … Continue reading

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The Night before Good Friday

(Our grandson, Sully, was diagnosed with leukemia at age two months. He became a patient at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. For thirteen months he fought a courageous fight. He died at the age of fifteen months. … Continue reading

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The Resurrection of Jesus Christ our Lord, The Keystone of our Faith

In the Roman Empire crucifixion sent a message that Rome was in control.  The crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth sent a clear message.  This man was not the Christ.  The evidence was irrefutable.  In weakness Jesus was defeated by his … Continue reading

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