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God as I Know Him in Jesus, Part Five

As I read the teachings of Jesus and observe especially his confronting the self-righteous religious establishment of his day, I come to know God as the God of justice and judgment. The following words of Jesus are such a positive … Continue reading

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God as I Know Him in Jesus, Part Four

In reference to his death, Jesus said, “And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself” (John 12:32). Remember the underlying theme of these posts under the above title? To see Christ is … Continue reading

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God as I Know Him in Jesus, Part Three

Matthew applied the words of the prophet to Jesus. “‘Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel’ (which means, God with us)” (Matthew 1:23). Jesus said of himself, “Whoever believes in me, … Continue reading

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God as I Know Him in Jesus, Part Two

To see Christ is to see God. To know the Son is to know the Father. To believe in Jesus Christ is to believe in God. N. T. Wright makes this point. “It is because of Jesus that Christians claim … Continue reading

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God as I Know Him in Jesus, Part One

Jesus Christ is the source, the reason, and the foundation of my faith in God. To continue the metaphor from the last two posts, Jesus Christ is the place I stand. He is the fulcrum and the lever with which … Continue reading

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“Why Jesus?”

From our perspective it seems so strange. They were with Jesus. Heard his teaching. Witnessed his miracles. Were prepared by him for what was coming. Experienced his authority. How could the disciples not understand? How could they not expect Jesus’ … Continue reading

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“My Core Belief, the Place I Stand.”

“Give me a place to stand and with a lever I will move the whole world.” Archimedes Ludmilla Pavlova, an adjunct professor at UMass Amherst, wrote on her blog: “Archimedes’ famous quotation has always been a symbol for me of … Continue reading

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