Why does Isaiah 53:3 refer to the Messiah as a man of sorrows?

Why does Isaiah 53:3 refer to the Messiah as a man of sorrows? from Compelling Truth Depending on which translation of the Bible you read, in Isaiah 53:3 you will see the Messiah, Jesus, referred to as a man of “sorrows,” “suffering,” or sometimes, “pain.” Isaiah 53:3 falls within a much larger passage, the fourth of the Servant Songs, which is frequently called the “Song of the Suffering Servant.” It repeatedly mentions the many sufferings the Messiah had to endure. This song is found in Isaiah 52:13—53:12 [emphasis added]: “Behold, my servant shall act wisely; he…

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6 CHARACTERISTICS OF PASTORS YOU NEED TO AVOID

6 CHARACTERISTICS OF PASTORS YOU NEED TO AVOID by Adriel Sanchez for Core Christianity Not everyone who identifies themselves as a pastor, or religious teacher, should be listened to. Peter warned the believers in his day, “But false prophets arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies…” (2 Pet. 2:1) The church today needs pastors who will faithfully represent Jesus in their preaching and lifestyles. If you sit under this type of ministry, give thanks to God. If…

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How to Abide in the Lord and Enjoy His Presence Every Day

How to Abide in the Lord and Enjoy His Presence Every Day by MICHAEL LOMBARDO for Charisma News Dwelling in first-love passion is not a novel concept. In fact, it can be reality for us as believers. Instead of contending for this reality, many of us believe the lie that being “in love with Jesus” is merely a honeymoon phase in our lives, and over time we become more calm, cool and collected about our relationship with Him. This is a debilitating lie that, if believed, can inflict much harm…

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Parent of the Year? Mother Teaches Her Daughters That Virginity Doesn’t Exist: ‘Purity Culture Is Toxic at Its Core’

Parent of the Year? Mother Teaches Her Daughters That Virginity Doesn’t Exist: ‘Purity Culture Is Toxic at Its Core’ By Mike Miller for Red State Another day, another trip to the Twilight Zone. Meet Cayce LaCorte (below), America. Ms. LaCorte is the proud mother of five daughters. Five daughters she has proudly taught that virginity is a patriarchal concept that doesn’t exist, and “purity culture is toxic at its core.” My friend @lacorte_cayce blowing up the Virginity Myth on Buzzfeed! She’s a good friend and a great mom! Proud of you,…

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When an unborn baby is scheduled for execution, Red Rose Rescuers act to love him

When an unborn baby is scheduled for execution, Red Rose Rescuers act to love him By Monica Migliorino Miller, Ph. D. for Life Site News When the parents of a preborn child schedule an abortion, in effect, their baby has become abandoned. The pro-life rescue may be the only act of love performed for that child in his life. “Love your neighbor as yourself.” “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” “Rescue those being dragged to death, and from those tottering to execution withdraw not.” “If we…

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Are You a Fool According to the Bible?

Are You a Fool According to the Bible? by Michael L. Brown for Ask Dr Brown As defined by the Scriptures, a fool is not someone who is uneducated or a person with a low IQ. Rather, a fool is someone who is deeply deficient spiritually and morally. As summed up in Proverbs 1:7, “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Are you a fool according to the Bible? Am I? Let’s look at just a few of the characteristics of the…

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How You Can Experience Christ’s Redemption in All Seasons of Life

How You Can Experience Christ’s Redemption in All Seasons of Life by MICHAEL LOMBARDO for Charisma News Every person walking this earth has an allotted lifespan given as a grace gift from God. He has marked our days and predestined good works for us to walk in. God created time for His beloved creation to operate within the confines of, yet He is not bound by time Himself. God is outside of the realms of time and space. He can see our past, present and future simultaneously. After all, He…

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The Amazing Power of Thanking God for What He Hasn’t Done

The Amazing Power of Thanking God for What He Hasn’t Done By Gary Thomas for Church Leaders The last time Lisa and I bought a house we made a naïve mistake that we won’t make again: we closed on the house with the builder promising to finish several items that weren’t yet completed. He was a Christian, after all, and had even written scriptures into the frame of the house before finishing it. But he never did finish it, and his ability to stall exceeded our patience until we finally paid to…

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Stop Smearing Christians As ‘Christian Nationalists’ Just Because They Value Both Faith And Freedom

Stop Smearing Christians As ‘Christian Nationalists’ Just Because They Value Both Faith And Freedom By Kylee Zempel for The Federalist Don’t confuse true believers who rightly fight for both faith and freedom as Christian nationalists. They’re just Christians. Throughout the Trump presidency but with increased frequency in the days and weeks following the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, the term “Christian nationalism” has littered newsfeeds, and “Christian nationalist” has become a ubiquitous insult hurled broadly at those on the religious right. We can’t say Christian nationalism doesn’t exist; it does. But…

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As Pandemic’s Economic Impact Rages, Churches Rise to Meet Radical Needs

As Pandemic’s Economic Impact Rages, Churches Rise to Meet Radical Needs by NADIA JOY SCHULT for Charisma News The cafeteria is crowded. The lunch line is out the door. But when asked to pay, you realize your pockets are empty. Your rent is due. The bills, piling up for weeks, lie unpaid on the kitchen counter. You try to decide which is more important: food or heat? Your church runs on the support and generosity of others. You feel guilty for asking for more consistent tithes when the world seems…

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