Do you remember the events of 2011? God removed seven men from power that year.
Of course you know Jesus. That’s what the day is about—Good Friday. He died on the cross for our sins. I am so grateful.
But there was the other Jesus—Jesus Barabbas. The criminal. The one they let go… Here’s an amazing thing: His Jewish name would really be Jesus Bar Abba. Which means Jesus, Son of Father.
A committed atheist, hardnosed Chicago Tribune legal affairs editor Lee Strobel, marshalled his skills in journalism and law to find out what had happened to his wife, who had become a follower of Christ.
Have you ever meditated on the incarnation of Christ? Other than His divine conception, God entered into our world in the normal human way, in utero, through birth, and into childhood.
The En-Gedi scroll is a unique archaeological discovery in many ways. Unearthed in 1970, this ancient scroll was the first to be found in a synagogue excavation. In addition, it was also the first to be found still in an ark.
I’ve decided it’s about time I read Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ and learn the story the way the general intended it to be told. Perhaps the book or the film will prompt you to study, too, to see if Jesus really is God, as He claimed.
Thank you so much for reading The Sovereign.
Thank you for embarking on this journey with me exploring brief thoughts on the validity of the Christian faith (first in a series).
The Jewish people had returned to the Promised Land after 70 years of captivity in Babylonia. When they returned they laid the foundation for the Temple, but stopped that work to farm and to build their own homes. And not just build their homes, but decorate them with paneling…
We highly recommend the movie, Unbroken, about Louis Zamperini. Much of the movie depicts inhuman treatment in a prisoner-of-war camp in World War Two, so a number of the scenes may be too rough for some viewers. Unbroken impressed me with Louis’ spirit to survive and, we’re told at the end, his ability to forgive.
If you were an epic-adventure filmmaker and wanted a protagonist who could connect with over half the world’s population, Moses would be a prime candidate. He’s revered by Christians, Muslims and Jews. Exodus: Gods and Kings stimulates interest in this timeless story.