Every day in October 2017, Dr. Stephen Nichols will podcast about the Reformation on 5 Minutes in Church History. Many of the episodes were recorded on location throughout Europe. Because these podcasts are short, it would be easy for you to “catch up.”
“The God who works all things together for good will leverage every experience, every skill, every mistake, and every bit of knowledge you have acquired.” ~ Mark Batterson
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.
This post is mainly excerpted from Dr. Timothy Keller’s excellent Preaching in a Secular Culture.
His advice is not just for preachers but is also useful for teaching a Bible study or giving a short testimony. What we say and how we say it should point people to Jesus. I’m only presenting his four main points and some quotes. I’m only scratching the surface here of a very rich nine-page document. It’s worth your time to read and absorb it. The rest of this post are quotes from Dr. Keller’s original work.
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.