Category Archives: Jesus 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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A CHRISTMAS PRAYER–Lessons from Sully

A baby in the manger. The Son of God come in the flesh. We ponder the wonder. We seek to understand his impact on our lives. A baby born with leukemia. My grandson Sully. We ponder the wonder of his … Continue reading

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The Struggle for Joy in Our Hearts

Christmas is one of the most joyous times of the year. Yet Christmas brings a mixture of emotions. For Christmas evokes memories. Memories are a mixed bag of joy and sorrow. The joy can be tempered, if not overwhelmed, by … 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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Immanuel–God with Us (Part 2)

At the core of Christian faith is an outrageous claim. God, in the person of his Son, came to dwell on the earth as a human being. The Creator of all things, the one whom “the heavens, even the highest … Continue reading

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