Rubbish of the Past

John Miltenberger BIBLE STUDY / DEVOTIONALS, BODY OF CHRIST, FAMILY, FEATURED ARTICLES 0 Comments

By John Miltenberger 3/30/2017 But whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ. More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ, [Philippians 3:7-8; NASB] Here is the statement of a …

Go Tell Peter

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By Greg Laurie But go, tell His disciples—and Peter—that He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him, as He said to you. —Mark 16:7 Perhaps the most notable of Jesus’ resurrection appearances is when He met Simon Peter.  We all know how Peter denied and deserted the Lord.  Peter was devastated by his own unfaithfulness; and he really needed encouragement. The last sight Peter had of his Lord was as Jesus …

A Permanent Reminder

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By Greg Laurie “Behold My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself.” —Luke 24:39 What did the resurrected body of Jesus look like?  The Bible tells us that after Jesus’ cruel torture, crucifixion, and three days in the tomb, He was recognizable, and that His followers knew who He was. We know that He had a body of flesh and bone.  Jesus told the disciples, “Behold My hands and My feet, that it …

Confronting The Myth Of Neutrality

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People love to pretend. We love to pretend that we can be good without God. Why? Because pretending to have the ability to be good apart from God helps us to pretend that we can rightly understand and pursue things like law, art, politics, economics, and education apart from God. Which all helps us to pretend that we are God in practice. It’s from this presumed God-like position that we conjure up things like neutrality – the notion …

A Second Chance

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By Greg Laurie And as they went to tell His disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, “Rejoice!” —Matthew 28:9 The Resurrection of Jesus reminds us that God provides second chances.  When Jesus was crucified it came as a shock to His followers.  They just did not seem to understand that He would be crucified and rise again on the third day.  When the Crucifixion actually took place, it shattered their faith.  But after His Resurrection …

Jesus and the Skeptic

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By Greg Laurie Then He said to Thomas, “Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; and reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be unbelieving, but believing.” —John 20:27 After Jesus rose from the dead, the Bible tell us that “He appeared to the eleven as they sat at the table; and He rebuked their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who had …

Hope for the Hopeless

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By Greg Laurie Afterward he appeared in a different form to two of his followers who were walking from Jerusalem into the country. —Mark 16:12 Sometimes in our minds we feel as though God has fallen short, that He hasn’t done what He said He would do. Maybe a tragedy has befallen us. Maybe something has happened in our lives that has left us feeling disappointed with God. That is how two disciples felt after …

That’s My King – Do You Know Him?

Geri Ungurean BIBLICAL ANSWERS, BODY OF CHRIST, FAMILY, FEATURED ARTICLES 0 Comments

Many of us have heard the dynamic video of “That’s My King.” Did you know that this was taken from a real sermon by a Baptist Minister, Dr. Shadrach Meshach Lockeridge on a Sunday morning in a church in 1976? That is really Dr. Lockeridge speaking on the video. I believe that these words should be printed out by every Christian, and included in their testimony in sharing the Lord Jesus Christ with the lost. …