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Another Choice

Originally posted on lpb – quest :
“The big problem with death is not only that it puts an end to life, but it also echoes that our existence is a kind of failure: all that we do, or suffer, or…

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Paid in Full

When Jesus had reached the end of his suffering on the cross, he said, “It is finished. And then, bowing his head, yielded up his spirit” (John 19:30). The original Greek for “it is finished” is simply teleo. It’s a … Continue reading

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Only One Death

Only one death–not an act of hate, but of love–ever brought anyone else back to life. †

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No Room for Death

              “Easter says you can put truth in a grave, but it won’t stay there.”                ~Clarence W. Hall “A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Comin’! But meanwhile…

“Just as when we were children, we were afraid to be alone in the dark and could only be assured by the presence of someone who loved us. Well this is exactly what happened on Holy Saturday, the voice of … Continue reading

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He Is Not Here…

He is risen! Wishing you a blessed Easter, dear friends, not “despite,” but because!

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Easter Traditions Around the World

Easter traditions vary wildly, from the sacred to the profane (mostly the former), from the “Oh, how beautiful!” to the “Say what?” Here on this Easter weekend are some images and descriptions of Easter traditions around the world. I hope … Continue reading

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Did Jesus Really Have to Die?

“Jesus died to save people from a blood-thirsty God!” That, says my friend Mac, an influential atheist “evangelist,” is the message of Christianity. “Then, in our place,” he goes on, “God sadistically tortured his own Son to death. If God … Continue reading

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The Cross as a Way of Life

To die to self, to keep the old nature nailed to the cross, is such a battle, isn’t it? And yet in the end it turns out to be not just any battle but the battle. If we win this … Continue reading

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Discipleship is Dangerous!

There are record numbers of suicides. Record levels of depression. Record levels of domestic abuse. Our world has never been more desperate for followers of Jesus to show the way out of this growing darkness! But the workers are few … Continue reading

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