Category Archives: Grace

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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Immanuel–God with Us (Part 1)

The nations around ancient Israel had physical representations, idols, of their gods. Often the ancient prophets of Yahweh rebuked Israel for wanting to imitate their neighbors. They made idols fashioned after cattle or humans to represent Yahweh, equating God with … 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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The Grace and the Call of the Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ

In the March 2013 issue of Christianity Today magazine, Jordan Monge shares her journey, as a student at Harvard, from atheism to faith in Jesus Christ (“The Atheist’s Dilemma”, pages 88, 87).  She first came to belief in the existence … Continue reading

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Jesus Set His Face to Go to Jerusalem

“When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem” (Luke 9:51 ESV). The time was drawing near for the completion of the mission and the purpose of Jesus’ life. Yes, … Continue reading

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The Dilemma of Righteous Joseph, Matthew 1:18-25

“This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit. Because Joseph her husband … Continue reading

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