Learning to thrive in the new life Jesus offers us – 2 Corinthians 5:16-17

Jesus’ Crucifixion

The Passover Meal, the Seder, and the Eucharist

June 29th, 2013

This article looks at the Passover meal and its origins recorded in Exodus 12, as well as the Seder of early Judaism and the Eucharist of early Christianity. Continue reading»

The Righteous for the Unrighteous – 1 Peter 3:17-22

October 12th, 2012

This passage is all about Jesus. Jesus is the triumphant victor. He has won over the powers of sin and death, and over the powers of demonic angels and authorities. He has won this victory through his substitutionary death, the Righteous for the unrighteous, once and for all. And he has won this victory through his resurrection from death. Continue reading»

Jesus is no longer on a cross

April 9th, 2012

Today I found out that some Roman Catholics believe that Jesus is eternally on the cross. What does the Bible, especially the book of Hebrews, say about this belief? [800 words] Continue reading»

At the Foot of the Cross?

June 14th, 2011

Do we place our sins, problems, and burdens at the metaphorical “Foot of the Cross”? Or do we hand them over to God the Father through the real, resurrected, and exalted Jesus Christ, our intercessor? Continue reading»

The Creed (Hymn) of Philippians 2:6-11

May 1st, 2010

The creed, or hymn, which Paul quotes in Philippians 2:6-11, expresses the depths of humiliation, degradation and alienation that Christ suffered while fulfilling his earthly mission of redemption.

It also expresses the ultimate exaltation of Jesus Christ which results in glorious cosmic and universal worship.

This is an amazing passage of scripture! Even more so because we are called to follow Christ’s example Continue reading»

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