Category Archives: Jesus Christ

Killing Words

Four words are haunting me: “And their voices prevailed” (Luke 23:23). With these four words Luke described the irreversible wave of fury that crashed on Jesus. The multitudes had a choice. The crowd could have opted for Barabbas—the convicted insurrectionist and murderer. But instead they chose Jesus of Nazareth. Pilate’s feeble attempts could not persuade the mob otherwise: […]

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Let Us Be About Our Father’s Business

In his excellent, brief biography of Ulysses S. Grant, Michael Korda argues that among Grant biographers there has been “a widespread failure to understand Grant’s character, which was admittedly complex and always, to some degree, secretive.” Korda continues by contrasting … Continue reading

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Nothing But the Blood

Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool. ~Isaiah 1:18 In the last 36 hours … Continue reading

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What Child is This?

The Heidelberg Catechism, Q&A 35-37 Q&A #35 Q. What do you confess when you say: He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary? A. The eternal Son of God, who is and remains true and eternal … Continue reading

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Advent Longing

This coming Sunday marks the beginning of the Advent season. I love this time of the year. Beginning the fourth Sunday before Christmas, the church since the fourth century has celebrated the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ by focusing … Continue reading

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On the Blessing of Baptism

“Since Jesus commanded His church to baptize (Matt. 28:19), we would expect that there would be a measure of blessing connected with baptism, because all obedience to God by Christians brings God’s favor with it. This obedience is specifically a … Continue reading

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Back to School and the School of Christ

Like many parents this time of year, I’m getting my kids ready for their return to school. It’s a bit daunting to think I’ll have a first, sixth, eighth, and ninth grader in school beginning September 2nd. A season of … Continue reading

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