“If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write.” ~ Martin Luther
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.
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.
Jesus is our example in sharing our faith with others. The following is a portion from the devotional, “A Good Witness,” sent out by Truth for Life.
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.
I couldn’t put Kelly Kapic’s book down and highly recommend it for readers of The Sovereign blog.
I highly recommend subscribing to daily devotionals from Truth for Life.
You know the story of Jim Elliot, martyred in 1956, and may even know that his wife, Elisabeth Elliot, died in 2015. You may not know about Jim Elliot’s younger brother, Bert, who died in February 2012 after 63 years as a missionary to Peru.
Whatever I am refusing to die to will make authentically following Jesus “impossible”.