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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Jesus Christ and Him Crucified

 The world is in a mess.  If you hadn't noticed, you must not be paying much attention.  It's pretty frustrating.  

But what's more frustrating to me is the cry from so many for the church to address this or that issue.  Not in a biblical way, but in terms of bowing to this or that agenda.  Certainly the church ought to be involved in our world, addressing genuine needs, calling out true injustice and immorality, etc.  

Yet, we can't let that distract us from our central message, which is Jesus Christ and Him crucified.  Because in the end, the cross is the answer for all those other problems.  The only answer that can legitimately do anything about it all.  Only changed hearts.  Only through Christ.  

Here's the message from this past Sunday addressing all this and much more as we looked at The Death of Jesus.  

Monday, March 1, 2021

Strong Shepherd, Weak Sheep

 Sometimes we forget the simplest truths.  Like the one taught in the simplest of church songs. "Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so.  Little ones to Him belong; they are weak, He is strong."  We are weak.  Apart from Christ we can do nothing, we have nothing, we are nothing. 

There are several issues that brought this to mind recently, not the least of which is the example of the disciples in Matthew 26:30-35.  Seeing their overconfidence, being reminded of Christ's work, and thinking of the things we are currently facing as a nation, all remind me that while we ought to be bold and confident in the face of temptation and trials; we also ought to be careful.  We need to be sure our strength is found in Christ alone, and not our own ideas and agendas.

Well, for the rest of it, you'll have to watch this.