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Beyond the Cross

Every year thousands of people climb a mountain in the Italian Alps, passing the “stations of the cross” to stand at an outdoor crucifix. One tourist noticed a little trail that led beyond the cross. He fought through the rough … Continue reading

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The Star

Back during World War II a little boy and his father were out for a drive on Christmas Eve. As they drove by houses that were decorated for Christmas the boy noticed that many of the windows had a star. … Continue reading

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Magnitude of Christ’s Suffering

In Leadership, pastor and author Tim Keller writes: “Unless we come to grips with the terrible doctrine of hell, we will never even begin to understand the depths of what Jesus did for us on the cross. His body was … Continue reading

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Running for the Cross

Rachel Allord tells about the time that her church had a special worship service that focused on the cross. They had a large cross at the front of the worship area, and they invited worshipers to fasten a black ribbon … Continue reading

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We Would Like to See Jesus

A group of people once approached Philip, a disciple of Jesus, with a simple request—“Sir, we would like to see Jesus.” (John 12:20-21). In response to this, Jesus began to teach about his upcoming death. He had come to sacrifice … Continue reading

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In Another Life

A woman who believed in reincarnation was trying to sway her husband over to her point of view, but he was more than a bit skeptical. He exclaimed, “You mean to tell me that I might come back in the … Continue reading

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Looking Up

It’s so easy to get discouraged, living in a fallen world like we do. Bad things happen to good people. Sin brings suffering into the lives of the innocent as well as the guilty. You don’t have to look far … Continue reading

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Open Door

My friend Janis tells a story about how her daughter used to have to prop open the door to her room so that the air would circulate. No matter what she tried to use for a doorstop, the door would … Continue reading

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It Was Planned

Occasionally a songwriter will say that the blood of Jesus was “spilled” at the cross. Some scholars cringe at that kind of wording because such lyrics may imply that what happened at Calvary was an accident. Nothing could be further from the truth! What … Continue reading

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Drawing Power

There is something magnetic about the cross of Jesus Christ. The story of such a loving, sacrificial death compels people to consider its significance. It draws people to take a closer look at this dramatic event in history that—according to … Continue reading

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