Good News: Jesus Has Been Enthroned as King

Good News: Jesus Has Been Enthroned as King

The gospel is more than a few steps toward salvation and it’s more than a particular doctrine of justification. The gospel is the good news that Jesus, God’s Son, became the Messiah and Savior of Israel and of the rest of the world, that he died on a Roman...
Jesus Was Dead and Buried

Jesus Was Dead and Buried

After Jesus died on the cross, the Bible says, As evening approached, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who had himself become a disciple of Jesus. Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus’ body, and Pilate ordered that it be given to him. Joseph took the...
By This Gospel You Are Saved

By This Gospel You Are Saved

When you are stranded, rescue is the word you want to hear. When you are trapped, freedom is the word you want to hear. And when you are dead in sin, spiritually lost, cut off from any eternal hope and separated from God, gospel is the word you want to hear. The...
Faith Comes by Hearing the Word of God

Faith Comes by Hearing the Word of God

I believe in what is often called lifestyle evangelism, if by that term one means that we must both live out and verbally share our faith through relationships. But I don’t believe it’s “evangelism” to simply live a good and godly life and set...
The Good News of the Gospel is TOO Good to Keep Hidden

The Good News of the Gospel is TOO Good to Keep Hidden

One of my favorite subtle movie lines is found in The Grinch (the Jim Carrey edition). In a scene where he’s busy “hating the Who’s,” the Grinch runs through is to do list and one of the items is, “Solve world hunger… Tell no...
Good News: King Jesus Saves and Reigns!

Good News: King Jesus Saves and Reigns!

We love to take biblical words and weaken their meanings by adopting them for our own usage. One such word is “gospel.” We use it in a light-hearted way when we refer to something as “the gospel truth.” Like when we say, “Donald...

Jesus, the Prophet, Came Preaching

Jesus was more than a mere prophet – he was the sinless Son of God, the human-divine sacrifice for our sins. But he is a prophet nonetheless, and the greatest prophet the world has ever known. We like to think of Jesus in any kind of role except that of preacher...
That Time God Told a Man to Kill His Only Son

That Time God Told a Man to Kill His Only Son

Our culture has bought into this strange notion that we are ever-evolving in our enlightenment and everyone who is old and dead is dumb. Everything we thought pre-Elvis is primitive and ignorant. So ancient story about God visiting an old man named Abraham and...
Getting Explicit About the Gospel

Getting Explicit About the Gospel

Rick Warren said, “If you read only one book this year, make it this one. It’s that important.” The gospel is a message that never loses its relevancy and always needs retelling. I found Matt Chandler’s The Explicit Gospel to be an awesome...

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