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Easter Sunday Christ’s Rising: Life Stronger than Death
“On the third day He arose again from the dead.” By these words in the Apostles Creed, Christians are declaring, forthrightly and unequivocally, a radical conviction, full of cosmic implications. He is stronger than death. His triumph over the grave ensures the defeat of any pretender to his authority and rule.
Reflection | April 08, 2012
Good Friday Christ's Cross: ‘Of First Importance‘
On some points of doctrine, honest Christians honestly disagree. On one point, however, all do agree: The cross lies at the very heart of the Christian message.
Reflection | April 06, 2012
Mouths to Taste, Lips to Declare
Mouths are for eating. No fewer than 700 times Biblical writers mention the vital role that eating plays in maintaining one’s health. Eating is important to physical health, of course—that goes without saying. But Scripture also uses eating as a metaphor for how God’s people can maintain spiritual health and grow in fellowship with their Creator and Redeemer.
Reflection | March 30, 2012
Hands To Worship and Embrace the One We Crucified
Consider the amazing dexterity of our hands. With them we care for our bodies: we wash, feed and groom ourselves. Think, too, of our remarkable ability with our hands to bring blessing or cursing upon others, to help them or to inflict deep hurt. The power of touch, whether for good or ill, is immense.
Reflection | March 16, 2012
Feet to Follow Jesus
Jesus, who willingly directed his feet to walk that difficult path of obedience marked out for him by his heavenly Father, endured heavy opposition from enemies as a result. Be clear, therefore: When Jesus bids a person to follow him, he doesn’t present the call as something of an attractive bargain.
Reflection | March 13, 2012
Ears to Hear, Hearts to Obey
To love to hear the Lord spoken of, and to seek to follow him: Is there a finer summary description of a Christian’s aim?
Reflection | March 09, 2012
Eyes to Behold Our Savior's Grandeur
Eyes are for seeing. Good eyes can see well; bad eyes, less well; blind eyes, not at all.
Reflection | Audio | March 02, 2012
- Sharing Hymn Stories Invites Worshipers into Experience
- Vesper Service: The Lord Is My Shepherd: Singing Our Faith
- La vida cristiana: Una liturgia para la gloria de Dios
- Aprender sobre la adoración integral a Dios en Efesios
- Calvin Seminary Reception
- LaTonya McIver Penny on Inclusion in Black Churches