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A Good Friday ‘Cross’ Application

Good Friday

Friday, April 19, 2019, is the annual remembrance of the LORD Jesus Christ’s death on a cruel Roman cross that paid the price for our sin. The crucifixion of Christ was the turning point of all history where God the Father reached out to humanity with the priceless gift of His only Son, Jesus.

Through that sacrifice, we are given the opportunity to come to God and receive His grace and the gift of everlasting life. Yet, the cross is more than the greatest sacrifice; it is a primary example for those who love Christ.

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Love: The Chief Virtue

love

Number seven of a seven-part series on virtue The culmination of this series on virtue is an examination of the chief of virtues, love. There are more words that have been written or spoken concerning love than perhaps any other subject. It is safe to say that most of these words have to do with a romantic type of love. Love as a virtue is not that kind of love. […]

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The Components of Courage

Courage

Number six in a series of seven articles on virtue Courage is one of the most important of virtues. In fact, it is involved in the practice of all other virtues. In hope of increasing the understanding of this virtue, here are some essential components of courage. Components which define both what courage is and is not. Courage Is Not The Absence of Fear This is a common myth that […]

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The Distinction of Duty

Duty

Number three in a Sunday series on virtue The oath of the Boy Scouts of America reads, On my honor, I will do my best To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; To help other people at all times; To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight. This quote is probably the best application in words of what the virtue […]

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The Necessity of Truth Today

Truth

Number two in a new Sunday Series on virtues Then Pilate said to him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world—to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.” Pilate said to him, “What is truth?” After he had said […]

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The Requirement and Reality of the Resurrection

Easter Sunday is the day Christians remember the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. I have always preferred to call it “Resurrection Day,” but I don’t get to make the calendars either. This year of 2018 it occurred on April 1. However one may designate the day, its importance is supreme in Christianity. It is a requirement of the Christian faith to believe that Jesus actually physically in material reality […]

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The Tragedy, Torture and Triumph of Holy Week

The 2018 Holy Week observance is rushing toward its conclusion. As believers in Jesus Christ reflect upon the events of that historical week so long ago we should assess anew the tragedy, torture, and triumph of Holy Week. The Tragedy Is All Human The tragedy which culminates with the cruelty of the crucifixion of Christ is a human tragedy. It begins in Eden with sin, which propels the very reason […]

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