Hebrews 2:9 – By the grace of God, Jesus tasted death for everyone.
"But we see him who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone."Unknown
"Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery. For surely it is not angels that he helps, but he helps the offspring of Abraham. Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted."writer of Hebrews
Hebrews 2:14-18 – Jesus endured the same death that we all must endure so that through death, he might destroy the devil, and bring deliverance for all those who were subject to lifelong slavery through fear of death. He had to be made like us so that He might become a merciful and faithful high [...]
There is no good reason to disassociate with the term ‘Easter’ simply because it was once associated with a pagan religion. If we can use the term ‘Sunday’ as part of our Christian fabric, then why not Easter? Moreover, what attachment does Easter to pagan religion in today’s terminology?
Great reminders in here to clear away any evil speculations…
“Because we are, right now, under the completely sufficient imputed righteousness of Christ, Christians already have an A. The threat of failure, judgment, and condemnation has been removed. We’re in–forever! Nothing we do will make our grade better and nothing we do will make our grade worse. We’ve been set free. Knowing that God’s love [...]
I’m currently reading a great book on church planting called Church Planter: the Man, the Message, the Mission, and written by Darrin Patrick. In the Message section, with the chapter titled, “Christ-Centered”, he ends the chapter by quoting Tim Keller, who delivered a message on seeing Jesus in the Old Testament at the 2006 Resurgence [...]
I found this article by Mark D. Roberts on the BeliefNet blog. You can read the article in its entirety there. You can read the introduction below… Introduction Christian fellowship is one of life’s sweetest desserts. There’s nothing quite like being with a group of people who love you warts and all. There’s great peace [...]
God put [Christ] forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. Romans 3:25 In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be [...]