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IT’S FRIDAY. BUT SUNDAY’S COMING! Three Views of Three Crosses

Crosses.  You see them everywhere.  On houses of worship.  On grave markers. As ornate pieces of jewelry worn as a necklace, bracelet or even earrings.

We celebrate the cross. We glamorize it.  We even romanticize it. We all know what it means.  It’s the symbol of Christianity. It represents salvation. It reminds us of Jesus.  Continue reading

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Why Did Jesus Come To Earth?

“Why did my Savior come to earth?” asks J.G. Dailey in his famous hymn.

“Why did He choose a lowly birth?”

“Why did He drink the bitter cup of sorrow, pain and woe?”

“Why on the cross be lifted up?” Continue reading

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IT’S FRIDAY. BUT SUNDAY’S COMING! A Tribute to Jesus’ Victory

(This post was in the top 5 in 2012, and rose to the #1  most read in 2016)

S. M. Lockridge (1913-2000)  was a prominent African-American preacher known for his dynamic, passionate, and fervent sermons.  His most famous sermon  was “He’s my King.”  Several years ago author and speaker Tony Campolo was so impressed by Lockridge’s lesson on “It’s Friday. But Sunday’s Coming!” that he began to deliver the lesson himself and even wrote a book with that title.  Continue reading

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Who Crucified Christ?

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The question of Christ’s crucifixion has been debated by theologians, historians, and preachers throughout the ages. Some may think the question is irrelevant after 2000 years. “What difference does it make,” they opine.

The issue of Christ’s crucifixion, however, may have greater implications to us than we initially realized. Continue reading

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IT’S FRIDAY. BUT SUNDAY’S COMING! God’s Gift of Grace

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I’m  reading Perry Hall’s book “Grace Does That?”  In it he tells the story of  Charles Bradlaugh and Hugh Price Hughes.

Bradlaugh was the most prominent atheist in 19th century Britain.  On one occasion he challenged the evangelist Hughes to a debate on the validity of Christianity.  Continue reading

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IT’S FRIDAY. BUT SUNDAY’S COMING! What shall I do with Jesus?

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Legendary football Coach Lou Holtz was in his first season at Arkansas.

The #6 Razorbacks were playing the #2 Oklahoma Sooners in the 1978 Orange Bowl. Both teams were 10-1, yet Arkansas was an 18-point underdog. But then Holtz suspended three top players for violation of team rules. Now Arkansas was a 24-point underdog!

Following the suspensions, the press was livid.  12 Arkansas  players threatened not to play. But Holtz didn’t back down. Continue reading

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IT’S FRIDAY. BUT SUNDAY’S COMING! Jesus the Messiah

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He may not be the “Second Coming,” but his Mom thinks he’s pretty special!  And she believes she has the right to name her baby whatever she chooses!

Jalessa Martin, a Newport, Tennessee woman, recently sought a court order to establish paternity for her baby boy.  The request also included a ruling on the child’s last name, since Jalessa and the boy’s father couldn’t agree.

However,  Child Support Magistrate Lu Ann Ballew ordered the child’s first name changed when she learned the mother had named him “Messiah.” Continue reading

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