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Jesus Shows Us The Way

I believe that Jesus shows us how to live fully human. Many people will emphasize Jesus’ divine side to the detriment of his human side. We lose something crucial if we only see Jesus as merely God or human. Christianity claims Jesus as fully God and fully human. We need both sides. Jesus is fully …

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Everything is Grace

Our whole life—our living and dying—are done in the grace of God. From the beginning, God choose us and created us to live in communion with him and others. Now, that we are included in the people of God our task is to live it out inviting others on the journey with us. We shouldn’t …

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Is God to Blame?

Is God to blame when we suffer? Does God cause our Suffering? Did God give my mom the cancer that killed her? Those are hard questions. We need to ask them. More importantly we need to answer them. For ourselves and others. These are questions that plague our faith and life. The first two are …

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The Joy of Grace

I’ve talked about the meaning of grace and the wonder it induces, now I would like to talk about the joy of grace. Jesus died so that we might live through him to the glory of Our Father in Heaven. This is how God loved the world: he gave his only son, so that everyone …

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What The Church Needs

In a meeting with my pastor, I heard that the congregation I belong to, PCUSA would lose a projected 100,000 members just in this year alone. So, it got me thinking what does the church need. My initial answer was to chuck the book of Order to do away with traditional ways. I figured the …

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The Resurrection is Important

I believe in Jesus Christ, in the resurrection, and life everlasting. Christianity is about something that happened; something that happened to and through Jesus; something that touches and transforms our life continually. Christian faith is centered on the cross. What led up to the cross, the event of the cross and repercussions of the cross …

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Running To God

Three days ago, Jesus suffered and died on the cross. He said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” God forgives us before we repent. Jesus on the cross prays forgiveness on those who nailed him to the cross. Who put him there? We did you and me. He cried …

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The Word of Distress

John 19:28: Jesus said, “I am thirsty.” This statement traditionally is called “The Word of Distress” and commonly compared and contrasted with the encounter of Jesus with the Samaritan Woman at the Well in John 4. Jesus became dehydrated by the loss of blood and sweat. Having had nothing to eat or drink since the …

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The Word of Relationship

John 19:26-27: Jesus said, “Woman, here is your son,” and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” This saying is traditionally called ‘The Word of Relationship’, in it Jesus entrusts the care of his mother to the “the disciple whom Jesus loved.” This shows us how much Jesus cared for the people around him and …

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The Cry from the Cross

At three in the afternoon, Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Mark 15:34) This word from the cross is a cry, a cry of pain and suffering of abandonment and desolation. Jesus in incredible pain and loss, the full weight of the sins of the …

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