Are you Jesus?

Today's post comes to us from Nicole Cain, a Senior in Westminster's Veritas Youth Group. I've been trying to get Nicole on the blog for a little while now, as I know she's a gifted writer, and has some incredible stories to tell! Her first effort is no exception there, and I'm looking forward to future installments! -Jason Freyer The Father. The Son. The Holy Spirit. Each holds a defined role in…

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Who is Your Zaccheus?

Jesus had just entered Jericho. There was a man in that town who was named Zaccheus. Zaccheus was despised and mistrusted. He was a tax collector for the Roman government. Once he collected what Rome wanted, he was free to bilk the people of as much as he wanted which he did becoming wealthy on the backs of the already poor people of Jericho. Zaccheus had heard that Jesus was passing through…

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Who is my neighbor?

“Who Is My Neighbor?” “A legal expert stood up to test Jesus. ‘Teacher,’ he said, ‘what must I do to gain eternal life?’ Jesus replied, ‘What is written in the Law? How do you interpret it?’ He responded, ‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your being, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and love your neighbor as yourself.’ Jesus said to him, ‘You have answered correctly. Do …

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Death is Not the Last Word

I said last time that if Jesus is who the gospel says he is, the eternal Word of God, then it’s almost self-evident that Jesus is the only way to God, for the simple reason that people can only come to God through the Word of God. According to classic Christian theology, Jesus is not some arbitrary gatekeeper to God. Jesus is God, and more specifically, the Second Person of the Holy Trinity. So t…

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God's Guest List

Picking up where we left off last week in Luke’s gospel, Jesus is still at the banquet that we visited. One of the other guests at the feast heard Jesus’ story about places of honor and remarked to him: “Happy are those who will feast in God’s kingdom.” In saying that, Jesus was given an opportunity to share another story about hospitality and God’s kingdom. “A certain man hosted a large dinner and invited m…

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