All tagged Atonement

The Mysterious & Majestic Mandate of the Messiah: A Sermon from Mark 1

In Mark 1, we learn that Jesus was not opposed to benevolence in his earthly ministry; he healed countless lives, after all. However, I seriously doubt all those in crowd with “diverse diseases” were seeking him for his doctrine. And rather than merely being known as one who performed miracles, Jesus was desirous of being known through the fundamental elements of his ministry: death and resurrection.

Grace Falls on the Grenade

On a summer day in 2008, Thomas and Romayne McGinnis were presented with the highest honor that can be received in any branch of the United States military, that is, the Medal of Honor. The McGinnis’ accepted the award on behalf of their deceased son, Private First Class Ross McGinnis.

When Esau Was a Type of Christ

Typology in Scripture is not a term or concept most Christians are familiar with. David Murray, in his book, Jesus on Every Page, defined typology as “the study of how God used pictures to teach His people . . . It’s a kind of visual theology. God pictured the truth to preach the truth.”

The Battle for the Universe

In every war throughout the history of mankind, there have been significant battles that would end up being the turning of the tide, for good or ill. These skirmishes have gone on to ultimately shape the course of history as we know it.

The Amnesty of Amorous Sinners

Some may contend that if a singular quote requires further explanation then it shouldn’t be quoted, at least not by itself without its proper context. Perhaps that’s true — quotes that are timeless are the ones that stand on their own.

Anatomy of a Song

You know, when we say that “God is sovereign,” that simple phrase has huge ramifications. Not only is he sovereign over the universe and the whole creation, but he’s also sovereign and intimately aware of all the little things that spring up in our lives.

The Purpose of the Cross

Christianity is strange indeed. No, I’m not talking about some of its adherents, though that may be true — rather, just Christianity in general. Have you ever really thought about it? Christians use an instrument of untold pain, torture, and execution as their call card.

The Perfect Messiah for Messed Up People

We all have skeletons in the closet — secrets that’d make us absolutely die if they were exposed. There are sins in the darkest corners of us that we work and strive and bleed and sweat to keep there. Our lives devolve into nothing more than keeping some things hidden and saving face.

The Dying Thief

I’ve said before, and I’ll continue to reiterate it, that God’s Word really is his matchless Word of grace. The story which the Scriptures tell is one of redemption, deliverance, and forgiveness: it’s the story of God’s Son, the embodiment of the Father’s mercy.

Requiem for the Law

One of the most intriguing pieces of classical music remains Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Requiem Mass in D minor,” not only for its exquisite musical composition, typical of that of Mozart, but also for the legend and myth surrounding the piece. Mozart’s “Requiem” is, perhaps, his most infamous work, primarily because the original composition was left unfinished.