When the children of Israel were finally set free from Egypt after 400 years of slavery, they started marching out to freedom and the first thing they came to was the Red Sea. There were impassable mountain ranges on two sides of them, the sea in front of them.Behind them, in hot pursuit, was the […]
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When we think of great historical events we naturally imagine them in visual terms, of great movements. But our mental maps are often too small. We know, for instance, that Christianity began in Palestine and swept west into the Roman Empire to develop a firm base in Europe. With such a picture in mind it is easy […]
“I am the good shepherd” (John 10:11) is the fourth of seven “I am” declarations of Jesus recorded only in John’s Gospel. These “I am” proclamations point to His unique, divine identity and purpose. Immediately after declaring that He is “the door” inJohn 10:7, Jesus declares “I am the good shepherd.” He describes Himself as […]
“I am the Resurrection and the Life” (John 11:25) is the fifth of the seven”I am”statements of Jesus. Lazarus was dead. Earlier, Jesus had heard that His good friend was sick, but instead of going to visit Lazarus, Jesus “stayed where he was for two more days” (John 11:6). He explained to His puzzled disciples […]
The Bible explains how to become a Christian in very simple terms: Realize that everyone has sinned and can not live up to God’s standard of holiness. Romans 3:23 says, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Understand that the penalty for our sin is death. … Accept God’s gift.