Proclaiming the Glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ

Why Did Christ Have to Die on a Cross?

I am not asking why Christ had to die.  I am asking why he had to die on a cross.  To ask the question another way: could Christ have atoned for our sins through stoning or hanging or some other means of execution? The answer is that an execution of any other means would give us no assurance that Christ has taken…

Fighting Bitterness

Hebrews 12:15 “See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springing up causes trouble…” Chris Brauns has written a helpful book on forgiveness: Unpacking Forgiveness: Biblical Answers for Complex Questions and Deep Wounds. In the book, he deals with bitterness and how it can consume you when you’ve been hurt deeply. Hear…

I Got Saved Every Sunday

More than once I have heard a conversion story that basically stated, “I got saved every Sunday.” We sometimes dismiss this kind of story as stemming from bad theology or manipulative practices.  And while that may be true, in dismissing it, we swing to the other extreme, which is, “I am already a Christian; this sermon doesn’t apply to me.” But let’s…

Killing Sin

Do you feel like you just aren’t gaining ground? Do you feel stuck on the merry-go-round of failure? Christ, the Holy Spirit, and His Word are what we need most to gain victory in killing sin habits in our lives. And like our recent post on Pride, there is a plethora of helpful authors who speak on killing sin in our lives…

Powerful Proclamations on Pride

In light of a CE Hour lesson given on pride, we think it would be beneficial to reflect on these quotes from (mostly) people of the past. “I am more afraid of pope ‘self’ than of the pope in Rome and all his cardinals.” – Martin Luther  “Pride seeks to un-god God.” – Thomas Watson “[Pride is] so undiscerned by the most,…