Tag Archives: salvation

The Road to Emmaus

It was the first Easter Sunday. Jesus had been crucified on Friday and his body had been placed in a tomb. But the tomb was found to be empty that Sunday morning. Word about this spread among the followers of … Continue reading

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The Psalm of the Cross

One of the most detailed descriptions of the crucifixion of Jesus is not found in the gospels, but in the Psalms. Remarkably, Psalm 22 gives what appears to be an eye-witness account of Jesus’ crucifixion, yet it was written centuries … Continue reading

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A Scary Sermon

Jewish leaders had accused the apostle Paul of wrongdoing, and he was taken into custody. Charges were brought up against him, and Paul had the opportunity to speak in his own defense in front of Governor Felix. Acts 24:25 says, … Continue reading

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Christmas Star

Yesterday, December 21, was the winter solstice. Last night was the longest night of the year in the northern hemisphere—the longest night of a dark, dark year. But through the darkest of nights shone a brilliant light. Many are calling … Continue reading

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Jesus Would Die for Them

I enjoy reading those passages of Scripture where people utter prophetic statements without realizing it. One such passage is John 11:49-52—“Then one of them, named Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, spoke up, ‘You know nothing at all! You … Continue reading

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Missing Out

It seems unusual to have an NBA season go on without Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry. Curry led his team to three championships in five years. He won back-to-back MVP awards. Yet Curry is not playing in the restart … Continue reading

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Let’s Be the Church!

We have a theme for the new year at Vanceburg Christian Church—“God’s 2020 Vision for the Church”. This year we will focus on what the Bible says about the church. In January, we have a 3-week series of sermons planned. … Continue reading

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Sorry!

I once found a drawing that someone had made on the white board in a room where I teach a Wednesday night class at church. The drawing appeared to have been made by a child in elementary school. The problem … Continue reading

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Window of Opportunity

Sometimes you can be late and get away with it; sometimes you can’t. According to the Associated Press, near midnight on the evening of June 30, 1997, United Airlines flight 728 from Chicago was bound for Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and as … Continue reading

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Accepting the Pardon

About the year 1830, a man named George Wilson killed a man. Wilson was tried, convicted and sentenced to be hanged. However, President Andrew Jackson sent him a pardon. But Wilson did a strange thing. He refused to accept the … Continue reading

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