Posts tagged Christians
John 3:14-15 NASB
As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up; so that whoever believes will in Him have eternal life.
Jesus is referring to a very well-known incident that happened in the wilderness when Moses lead the children of Israel out Egypt and into the promised land. There was a plague because of the sin of the people and they were dying from vicious serpent bites. Moses took a brass serpent and put it on a pole and as many of the people would look upon the serpent would live More >
In Matthew 27:23, Pilate asks the Jewish religious leaders, “Why (do you want to crucify Him), what evil has He done?” But they kept shouting all the more, saying, “Crucify Him!”
It is a shame that the only voice of reason was the pagan gentile politician. The religious people are calling to murder a man who has done nothing but good for the community. Even the governor is asking for a valid reason to crucify Jesus. The people are so brainwashed don’t even know why they want Jesus to be crucified but they know it sounds good. After all, what is the main reason people More >
In Matthew 21:12, Jesus went into the temple of God and drove out all those who bought and sold in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who sold doves.
Wow! Is that Jesus? What happened to the passive, soft, lame, boring Jesus the world portrays Him to be? That “Jesus” does not exist. The Jesus we believe in is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. He does not back down or take a back seat to anyone just to please them. We hear so much about being tolerant and loving which just More >
John 3:13 NASB
Jesus continues to say to Nicodemus, “No one has ascended into heaven, but He who descended from heaven: the Son of Man.”
What will happen to us when we die? That is one of the four most pressing questions every worldview has to answer. Every religion and worldview weighs in on this topic with their thoughts on what will happen. However, there has never been a person who can give evidence on the matter. Many people speak based on their faith what they believe will happen. Jesus takes it from a different approach. As God clothed in human flesh, More >
In Matthew 27:22, Pilate says to the religious leaders and mob gathered around them, “Then what shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?” They all said, “Crucify Him!”
This is the will of the world. They desire to crucify Jesus every chance they have. They love the fact that Jesus heals people, restores life to people, and just loves people unconditionally. However, they hate the exclusive claims that Jesus makes. I guess it hurts their egos. They want to take what Jesus offers but they want absolutely nothing to do with Jesus. Is it possible that Jesus is the ONLY way to More >
In Matthew 26:37, Jesus took with Peter and the two sons of Zebedee (James and John) with Him further into the garden and began to be grieved and distressed.
We tend to lose sight of the fact that Jesus Christ was also a human being made of flesh and blood just as we are. He had the same heart that pumps blood, the bodily organs, emotions, thoughts, and feelings that we have. He was not a robot or a computer programmed to turn on and off or say things at a certain time. The cross was not easy to endure. It was More >
John 3:11-12 NASB
Jesus continues to say to Nicodemus, “Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know and testify of what we have seen, and you do not accept our testimony. If I told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things?”
There comes a point in a person’s life where they will have to make a decision. Evidence and eye witness testimony are a very powerful things. The problem we face is what we choose to do with that knowledge. One’s heart can either be hardened by More >
In Matthew 27:20-21, the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowds to ask for Barabbas and to put Jesus to death. Pilate the governor said to them, “Which of the two do you want me to release for you?” they said, “Barabbas.”
It is very easy to start a mob. Two or three people can get into the head of a group of people and it will start to spread like a terminal disease. The people actually cheered to released a known criminal over the Son of God. That is not much different from what is happening in the world today. The atheist More >
In Matthew 21:11, the multitudes said, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth of Galilee.”
Here is our God! Here is our King! This is one of one who saved His people! What a testimony! This cannot be described by mere words. When we have been touched by God, there is always a transformation that takes place. As Jesus was transfigured before three disciples a few chapters ago, He wants to transform our lives the same way. Many people say they don’t believe in God because they can’t see Him. However, by the changes that takes place in our lives, we More >
In Matthew 22:4, Jesus continues to say, “Again, he (the king) sent out other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, “See, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and fatted cattle are killed, and all things are ready. Come to the wedding.”’
God is so persistent! He never quits. He goes after the hearts of His children until they see how wrong they have been. Until our eyes were opened, it seemed annoying. Everywhere we turned, someone was telling us about how much we need Jesus and how lost we were and how much God loves us but we just wanted to continue living More >