5 results for tag: Easter


Life’s Ultimate “What If?”

Today's Easter message from 1 Cor. 15:12-20 is now on the web. You can listen to the audio here. Here is how I summarized the argument in this portion of the epistle: But here’s the good news. Paul has trafficked in the hypothetical for the purposes of his logical argument in these last eight verses. He has made his point. Denying the reality bodily resurrection results in logically necessary consequences of the most catastrophic kinds – false gospel, futile preaching and faith, fraudulent witness, flourishing sin, forever death, and forlorn-to-the-utmost believers. But none of that is the case! Look at v. 20. But in fact Christ has been raised ...

Why I’m No Huckster, Charlatan, or Fraud

Tomorrow is Easter. I will preach on the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead for the umpteenth time. I am getting up there in years and I have been a follower of Jesus of Nazareth since 1972 and a minister of the gospel most of the years since then. My text for tomorrow's message entitled Life's Ultimate What If is 1 Cor. 15:12-20.  I will ask the question of questions that many have asked throughout the centuries: What if there is no resurrection of the body? What if this life is all there is? Apparently some of the believers in the Corinthian church bought into the dualism Greek mindset of the day that denied the resurrection of the ...

Why I'm No Huckster, Charlatan, or Fraud

Tomorrow is Easter. I will preach on the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead for the umpteenth time. I am getting up there in years and I have been a follower of Jesus of Nazareth since 1972 and a minister of the gospel most of the years since then. My text for tomorrow's message entitled Life's Ultimate What If is 1 Cor. 15:12-20.  I will ask the question of questions that many have asked throughout the centuries: What if there is no resurrection of the body? What if this life is all there is? Apparently some of the believers in the Corinthian church bought into the dualism Greek mindset of the day that denied the resurrection of the ...

An Easter Gift During Holy Week

I came across this offer on Justin Taylor's blog today. I downloaded the files and listened to their rendition of O Sacred Head. Lovely. Hope you like it. CXVI: “We’re giving away an entire album again in celebration of Easter! . . . We’ve even including a song off our upcoming album, Re:Hymns. Derek Webb remixed and reimagined 7 of our hymns, and it’s coming out June 12th, 2012. Enjoy!” See below, or go here:

Good Friday. Resurrection Sunday. But What About Saturday?

I love books. Just one visit to my house will confirm that fact. I love re-reading and re-living a beloved novel. I love the pages which have become wrinkled with interest and vigorous page-turning. I love the crease in the spine which allows the book to lay flat, opened to my favorite scene. I love knowing how the story will end. I've found that as much as I enjoy experiencing books for the second or third or fourth times – there is something special about a new novel. I read it differently because I cannot anticipate the ending. When I don't know the ending, I live the highs and lows of the characters a little bit deeper. When I can see the ...