Mary Magdalene, Mary mother of James (and possibly other women) had come to the tomb of their teacher and friend. The earth shook and rumbled with an awesome force. Something great was about to happen. A holy being suddenly appeared. Surprise! This strong and mighty angel was bursting with bright light and illuminated the atmosphere.… Read More Big Easter surprises
Between Friday and Sunday, the world stopped. The earth shook. Thunder and lightening beamed and rumbled across the earth. A people in bewilderment wondered what in the world has just happened? Jesus was hung on the cross and was forced to accept his own death–to be killed. He had once told the leaders of the… Read More On Saturday when the world stopped
What’s good about Good Friday? It commemorates the day when Jesus was crucified on the cross. During the days of the Roman Empire, crucifixion was the method of death penalty. Criminals were flogged and then crucified on a cross. It was a very painful way to die. They would die slowly of asphyxiation. It was… Read More What’s good about Good Friday?
The Law: demands everything but gives nothing.The Gospel: demands nothing but gives everything. The Law: shows us what godliness looks like but it cannot transform the sinnerThe Gospel: is alone the power of God to salvation and transforms the sinner. The Law: accuses and exposes our sins.The Gospel: acquits and exonerates us of our sins.… Read More Freedom in the gospel
Today and more than ever, people fear being censored for speaking the truth, especially when the truth does not agree with the narrative perpetuated by the majority stakeholders. Our academic environment is ever more intolerant to differences in opinions. Whether one has a liberal or conservative bent, freedom of expression, freedom of the press, and… Read More Christian journalists: seeking and reporting the Truth
The Source and Defender of our Rights and Freedoms In Canada, we have been inherently endowed with human rights and freedoms. We recognize these rights and freedoms not because we received any of it from the state. We recognize these freedoms as blessings from the Sovereign One. It is from the Sovereign who graciously provides… Read More The Source of our Rights and Freedoms
I might be a hypenated Christian. I serve under the Baptists today although I was trained and ordained in the Lutheran church. I originally came from the evangelical and pentecostal churches. Some might call me a Bapti-costal or a crypto-Lutheran, Bapto-Lutheran or Luther-costal, or whatever hyphenated Christian. I meet many people who are no longer… Read More Are you a “hypenated-Christian”?
The early Christians had known that Christ’s death and resurrection was meant to call sinners to repentance. Below is a quote from Epistle of Barnabas, ch 5, written by one of the early Apostolic fathers of the late 1st and early 2nd centuries (source here, dating here). “The prophets, having obtained grace from Him, prophesied… Read More Jesus’ resurrection and calling sinners to repentance
Hallelujah! He is risen! He is risen indeed! On Easter Sunday, we in Christ, will say together “He is risen!” Why do we do this each Easter morning? The witnesses in scripture told the disciples that Jesus is risen from the dead. Matthew 28:6-7 says, “He is not here; he has risen, just as he… Read More Why do we say, “He is Risen”?
If you ever watched a Jesus movie with his crucifixion and noticed a sign above his head says INRI (Iesus Nazarenus, Rex Iudaeorum). This means Jesus Nazareth, King of the Jews. Before his execution, Jesus was flogged, which was a customary practice intended to weaken a victim before crucifixion. Crucifixion was an especially painful method… Read More Good Friday – when they crucified our Lord – INRI