WHAT YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND ABOUT TAKING UP YOUR CROSS

WHAT YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND ABOUT TAKING UP YOUR CROSS by Michael Horton for Core Christianity Editorial note: In Episode 394 of Core Christianity, How Do We Take up Our Cross?, someone asked, “In Mark 8:34-38, when Jesus calls his disciples to take up their cross, is this about our discipleship? Can you explain what Jesus means by this?”Mark 8:34–38 says,  And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.  For…

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JOURNEY WITH JESUS ON HIS JOURNEY TO THE CROSS

JOURNEY WITH JESUS ON HIS JOURNEY TO THE CROSS by Sinclair B. Ferguson for Core Christianity We read a lot of poetry at school, but among my favourites were the vivid narratives in Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales. There was something fascinating about the characters en route to Canterbury that Chaucer portrayed—pilgrims on their way to visit the shrine of Archbishop Thomas Becket. These included such memorable individuals as the much-married Wife of Bath and the “verray, parfit gentil” Knight. But—no doubt somewhat prejudiced by a sense that I was…

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DID JESUS HAVE TO DIE ON A CROSS?

DID JESUS HAVE TO DIE ON A CROSS? by Rico Tice for Core Christianity When we think of the cross, we are not immediately to think of a pretty symbol. I think that’s a great danger: to think of it as a glamorized or bejeweled symbol that might adorn a person’s neck or home. Rather, we are to associate it in our mind with torture, with unrelieved thirst, with ridicule and, of course, with blood—much blood. It was never a “pretty” thing. The very idea of a crucified god was…

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Have You Heard of the Hill of Crosses? Landmark Features 200,000 Declarations of Freedom

Have You Heard of the Hill of Crosses? Landmark Features 200,000 Declarations of Freedom by Andrea Morris for CBN News Image credit: (AP Photo) More than 200,000 crosses are standing tall on a hill in Lithuania – each one an amazing display of the faith and resilience of a people who endured centuries of persecution. Now the massive collection acts as a retreat for locals and visitors looking for inner peace. The pilgrimage site displays crosses of all sizes. They were first put up in the mid-nineteenth century during a…

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Supreme Court Upholds World War I Cross on Public Land in 7-2 Decision – Radical Atheists and Democrats Hit the Hardest

Supreme Court Upholds World War I Cross on Public Land in 7-2 Decision – Radical Atheists and Democrats Hit the Hardest by Jim Hoft for The Gateway Pundit They won’t be happy until they destroy every symbol of God in the country. An activist federal court ruled in October 2017 that the 1925 American Legion Memorial to World War I in Maryland must be removed. The 87 year old memorial has a cross and, according to the liberal court, that violates the US Constitution. The 40-foot tall Maryland memorial became…

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The black hole and the cross

The black hole and the cross by J John  for Christian Today I was fascinated by the first photograph of a black hole. No, I don’t understand the physics but it spoke to me about the grandeur of the universe and in doing so strengthened my belief that the universe is made and governed by an almighty God. It also reminded me of the astonishing ability of the human mind to understand such things and confirmed my belief that as human beings we are made in God’s image. Yet what…

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What You Need to Know About the Enemy’s Schemes in This Season

What You Need to Know About the Enemy’s Schemes in This Season by DOUG STRINGER for Charisma Mag Sometimes we get the wind knocked out of us! But we can get a new perspective by coming into God’s presence and remembering the work of the cross and the power of the resurrection. As we celebrate the Easter, or Resurrection, season that is directing us toward the hope and expectation of Pentecost, let us take the opportunity to reflect on the events of Jesus’ final days. At the Last Supper, which…

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