Our Love Of People

Our Love Of People What is the most important commandment? Well, according to Matthew 22 NKJV 36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?” 37 Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.” So, on paper, being a…

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THE TWO MOST COMFORTING WORDS IN THE BIBLE

THE TWO MOST COMFORTING WORDS IN THE BIBLE by Michael Horton for Core Christianity America likes winners, not losers; triumph, not tragedy. Friedrich Nietzsche and Ted Turner have argued that Christianity is for losers, but pop Christianity in America has been trying desperately to convince everybody that this just isn’t the case. Become a Christian and you’ll be unfailingly happy, upbeat, in charge, with health, wealth and happiness; self-esteem, victory over debt and bad marriages and families. Meanwhile, we put our elderly, the terminally ill, those caught in the cycle…

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WAS JESUS MARRIED TO MARY MAGDALENE? REVISITING A STUBBORN CONSPIRACY THEORY

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WAS JESUS MARRIED TO MARY MAGDALENE? REVISITING A STUBBORN CONSPIRACY THEORY by Michael J. Kruger for Core Christianity When I was a kid, I always used to enjoy the “whack a mole” game at the local arcade (yes, we had to go to an “arcade” to play games).  You had to be quick to win that game.  Each time you hit a mole, another would pop up, taking its place. Of course, that is what made the game both fun and frustrating at the same time.  No matter how hard you…

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Is the mysterious Nazareth Inscription evidence of Jesus’ resurrection?

Is the mysterious Nazareth Inscription evidence of Jesus’ resurrection? by Pieter Lalleman  for Christian Today Earlier this month The Times reported on a scholarly article which sheds new light – but also new darkness – on one of the most enigmatic ancient inscriptions ever discovered: the marble Nazareth Inscription. This inscription can be found in the French National Library in Paris on a stone measuring some 60 by 38 centimetres. The script dates from the first century before or after Christ, and was found among the possessions of one Wilhelm Froehner, who died…

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The Voice from Heaven (Podcast)

The Voice from Heaven Podcast by Stories of the Master After many months of preaching and baptizing in the wilderness, John is approached by Jesus of Nazareth who comes for baptism. John, the prophet, does not want to baptize this man. But Jesus insists that it was necessary. Why did John hesitate? Why was it necessary for Jesus to be baptized? And what happened when he did.  More Stories of the Master >>>

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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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