Category Archives: Salvation

O Sacred Head, Now Wounded

Then the governor’s soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole company of soldiers around him. They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on … Continue reading

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Man of Sorrows

He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. He was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds … Continue reading

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On Giving Thanks

“Know that the LORD is God… Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.”  Psalm 100:3, 4 “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s … 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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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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