The Trustworthine...

The Bible is unarguably an incredible book. It is the best-selling, most quoted, most published, most circulated, most translated, most influential book in the history of mankind. There is no close second. Copyrighted material. Do not copy and paste online. • But why should anyone believe that the Bible is actually true? • How can we know that the Bible isn't just an ancient book of mythology, filled with the fanciful, yet deceitful writings of men? • Have...

From Cowards to M...

When Jesus was arrested and led away to be crucified, the Gospels tell us that His disciples… fled in fear (Matthew 26:56) went into hiding (John 20:19) lost hope (Luke 24:21)    A short time later, we read that something amazing happened. These same fearful men went through a dramatic transformation. Within a few weeks of Jesus’s crucifixion, these same men were standing face to face with the people who had crucified their leader, preaching that Jesus was...

The Explosion of ...

As you survey the New Testament, it’s easy to see that Jesus made history’s most radical claims (John 6:35, John 8:46, John 8:58, John 10:27-28, John 14:6, 9, Matthew 9:2, John 14:15). Even a cursory reading of the four Gospels reveals that Jesus claimed to be a whole lot more than a “good teacher,” “spiritual leader,” or a “prophet.” Search the writings of the world’s religions and you’ll never read anything like Jesus’s claims on the lips of Buddha, Muha...

Worship Shift

Shortly after Jesus’s death, thousands of Jews in Jerusalem and the surrounding region began abandoning at least five cherished beliefs and practices. The beliefs and practices they abandoned had been taught to them from childhood by their rabbis and parents. They were beliefs and practices that had given them their national identity and allowed them to be accepted by society. They were beliefs and practices that had even given them a supposed right standi...

The Final Days of...

On March 29, AD 33, Jesus entered the city of Jerusalem and boldly predicted that he would soon be put to death—executed on a cross, like a common criminal. So began the most important week of the most important person who ever lived. Nearly 2,000 years later, the events that took place during Jesus’s last days still reverberate through the ages. Designed as a day-by-day guide to Passion Week, The Final Days of Jesus leads us to reexamine and meditate on t...

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