Christians around the world celebrated the day when Jesus rose from the dead. Truthfully, we do that every Sunday, but, by tradition and convention, it’s especially celebrated once a year—Easter Sunday. How do I know that Jesus rose from the dead? The resurrection is an extraordinary claim. Although there are many cases of people dying
On Sunday morning, I had “house church” with the kids. They liked it. We gathered together, sang a Psalm; Daphne read the Scripture (Luke 12:32-34), and we started discussing it. The kids had been fighting over toys recently, so we discussed the reason why. Why do they find it so hard to share their toys?
“And if Christ is not risen, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins!” Alternative history novels explore what life would be like today if a major event in human history turned out differently. For example, Harry Turtledove’s Southern Victory explores what the United States would have been like if the South had
God’s grace shows up in little moments that are often practically unnoticeable. For example, read John 21. Jesus had died, risen again, appeared to the disciples, and gave them a commission to be sent out into the world. No wonder Peter promptly declared, “I am going fishing” (v 3)! I would have done the same.That’s
I received this email question: I have been going through the book, The Ten Most Misunderstood Words in the Bible, with my pastor and we have both enjoyed it and have been challenged by it. I have learned much about heaven from it and am excited to live again on the new earth for eternity,
Q. Doesn’t John 5:28-29 show that doing good works is a condition of salvation? How do you understand it? A. Good question. Taken on its own, that can be a puzzling passage. You would think “the good” refers to good deeds, and “the evil” refers to sins. But is that right? There’s a theme