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Great Verses of the Bible: 1Corinthians 1:18


The famed Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw, who died in 1950, made this request regarding his funeral and burial.

“My religious convictions and scientific views cannot at present be more specifically defined than as those of a believer in creative evolution. I desire that no public monument or work of art or inscription or sermon or ritual service commemorating me shall suggest that I accepted the tenets peculiar to any established church or denomination nor take the form of a cross or any other instrument of torture or symbol of blood sacrifice.”

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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! The Blood Of The Cross

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“I used to think it strange that the Bible keeps talking about the cleansing power of the blood,” admitted the late and renowned surgeon Paul W. Brand.

“It seemed to me that blood was messy stuff. I needed to wash my white lab coats if they became stained with blood,” wrote Dr. Brand in his book God’s Forever Feast. “Today, I love the analogy; it is so true of the body. The blood is constantly cleansing every cell, and washing away all the debris that accumulates all the time. I like Paul’s phrase in Hebrews.3 ‘How much more shall the blood of Christ purge [cleanse] your conscience from dead works?” Continue reading

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IT’S FRIDAY. BUT SUNDAY’S COMING! Some Things Are More Important

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Yesterday was an exciting beginning to the NCAA basketball tournament. There were upsets. Overtimes. Controversial calls. One point victories. And heart breaking losses.

The outcome of each game was important to their, players, coaches and fans. Yet in the midst of the adrenalin rush of these nail-biting contests, I am reminded of a statement by the late and legendary UCLA coach, John Wooden. Continue reading

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IT’S FRIDAY. BUT SUNDAY’S COMING! A Wonderful Savior

 

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“A wonderful savior is Jesus my Lord, a wonderful savior to me” begins the hymn by the famous song writer Fanny Crosby.   Yet the circumstances of Crosby’s life were anything but wonderful.

Three tragic events impacted Fanny Crosby that could have rendered her discouraged, depressed and impotent to accomplish success in her life. Continue reading

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IT’S FRIDAY. BUT SUNDAY’S COMING! Religiosity or Righteousness?

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During the Communion service, to help fix my mind on Jesus,  I like to read the accounts of Christ’s crucifixion.

One Sunday I was reading John’s account and came upon a verse I hadn’t noticed  before.  I was stunned.  Shocked.  Startled. Continue reading

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