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See Jesus in the Jewish Fall Feasts

Perhaps the clearest Old Testament foreshadowing of Jesus is the Passover lamb, which was sacrificed as a symbolic substitute for the Israelites sin, delivering them from death and freeing them to begin their journey to the Promised Land (Ex. 12:128). So too Jesus, the lamb of God, was slain to ransom us (1 Cor. 5:7;... Read more

Meeting Jesus in a warzone

Sozan remains devoted to her Christian faith despite hostility(Photo: Open Doors UK & Ireland)Fear is all too familiar to 22-year-old Sozan. She felt it when a group of men in her neighbourhood threatened to kill her. And she felt it when bombs were dropping so close to her house in north west Syria that the... Read more

Jesus Isn’t on the Ballot. That Doesn’t Mean Christians Can Opt Out.

It started in 2004 as a little Bible study looking at the political implications of Jesus teaching and the social dimensions of the gospel. Four years later, during the 2008 presidential election, I published a book with Chris Haw called Jesus for President and took the movement out on a national tour, traveling through nearly... Read more

On My Failing Flesh (and the Flesh of Jesus)

It was a rough July. Twice I was unexpectedly hospitalized and needed the whole nine yards of medical intervention: ER, ICU, and regular hospitalization. No, not for the reason you might expect. In fact, Ive tested negative for COVID-19 twice. Ive never tried to hide my age, but I have recently bragged in print that... Read more

Report: A Third of American Evangelicals Don’t Believe Jesus Was God | RELEVANT

A new study from Ligonier Ministries conducted by LifeWay Research found that a little over half of all Americans say that Jesus was a good teacher but don’t believe that he’s God. That’s not terribly surprising and more or less holds with the general downward trend of Christian belief in the U.S. over the last... Read more

Would Jesus be prosecuted for hate speech?

(Photo: Unsplash/Tim Wildsmith)"You dogs! Snakes! Morons! Fools! Hypocrites! Swine!" Can you imagine the uproar if a Christian leader were to use such terms on Twitter or Facebook? I suspect a ban would not be far away. At the very least, this could be considered 'hate speech' and it hardly seems very loving. I can imagine... Read more

62 Percent of Americans Say Jesus Is Returning to ‘Judge’ Everyone, Poll Shows

62 Percent of Americans Say Jesus Is Returning to 'Judge' Everyone, Poll Shows Two-thirds of Americans say they believe the Bibles account about Jesus bodily resurrection, although most also deny Scriptures teaching that He was God, according to a new LifeWay Research survey that shows adults in the U.S. holding conflicting views on Christianity and... Read more

Justin Bieber says he’s walking with Jesus ‘as he leads the way’

(Photo: Instagram/Justin Bieber)Pop star Justin Bieber has told his fans that he wants to "walk in the plans God has for me" as he readies himself to start a family with wife Hailey.  The couple legally tied the knot in 2018, followed by a church wedding last year. Both committed Christians who frequently discuss their... Read more

Candace Cameron Bure Says She’d Rather ‘Share Jesus with People’ Than Return to The View

Candace Cameron Bure Says She'd Rather 'Share Jesus with People' Than Return to The View Though the Emmy-winning show The View is looking to fill its fifth chair, former host Candace Cameron Bure said shed rather share Jesus with people than return to the popular show.Im very grateful for that time in my life, the... Read more

Drivers choose Elvis and Winston Churchill over Jesus as dream passenger

Wikimedia CommonsDrivers would prefer to take a road-trip with Elvis Presley or Winston Churchill over Jesus, according to a poll by the AA.  Jesus ranked fifth in the survey of 16,400 people to find out who their dream car passenger would be, the Press Association reports.  Top of the list was actor and comedian Stephen... Read more

What Did Jesus Teach about Politics?

This article is part of the What Did Jesus Teach? series. Think about Your Brothers and Sisters When I consider the question of where the teaching of Jesus fits into our current politics, I realize that readers are likely to begin thinking right away about questions such as abortion, immigration, racism, social justice, and any... Read more

A Trampled Rose | Thoughts about Jesus’ Sacrifice by Katherine Kehler

Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God (Ephesians 5:2). Just over two years ago, while in church one Sunday morning, I was introduced to the song, Above All... Read more

New York Engineer Creates An A.I. ‘Clone’ of Jesus That Recites Scripture

New York Engineer Creates An A.I. 'Clone' of Jesus That Recites Scripture An engineer in New York City has created an A.I. clone of Jesus that recites Scripture.According to The Christian Post, the program uses natural language processing to sound human and is programmed to recite certain passages of Scripture from the King James Bible.In... Read more

4 Amazing Insights from Jesus Parable of the Sower

Blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear. Matthew 13:16Jesus knew how to communicate to his disciples. He often spoke in simple stories called parables because He wanted them to be able to understand. God the Son wasnt concerned with eloquently delivering Gods word to sound important or intelligent. God... Read more

They Had Been with Jesus – Beloved Women – September 2, 2020

They Had Been with Jesus Beloved Women September 2, 2020READ: Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus. (Acts 4:13 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: After the Holy Spirit descended on Peter and John, they began preaching the... Read more

Why Is the Word Rapture Applied to Jesus Return?

Close your eyes and imagine what Jesus return will be like. If youre like many Christians, you may be picturing what is often referred to as the rapture, Gods saints meeting Jesus in the air in a glorious reunion! This vision comes from Pauls vision in 1 Thessalonians:After that, we who are still alive and... Read more

Kenoshas John Cooper on Racial Divisions: Jesus Can Change All of This

Kenoshas John Cooper on Racial Divisions: Jesus Can Change All of This For Christian rocker John Cooper, the events of the past few days in Kenosha, Wis., have been personal, even scary. Thats because Cooper the frontman for the Grammy-nominated band Skillet lives in downtown Kenosha with his family, just five or so blocks from the... Read more

Look to Jesus | Thoughts about God by Max Lucado

Some of us have written our own Bible verse from Popular Opinion chapter 1, verse 1: God helps those who help themselves.Well fix ourselves, thank you.Well make up for our mistakes with contributions, our guilt with busyness. Well overcome failures with hard work.Well find salvation the old-fashioned way: well earn it! Christ, in contrast, says... Read more

Nearly a third of evangelicals think Jesus was only a great teacher

(Photo: Unsplash/Joshua Gresham)A significant proportion of evangelicals do not believe in the deity of Jesus, a major new study has found.  In preliminary findings teased ahead of the study's full release next month, nearly a third of US evangelicals (30%) agreed that Jesus is only a great teacher.  Two thirds of those surveyed disagreed with... Read more

Citing Scripture, Pence Switches out Jesus for the American Flag in Convention Speech

Citing Scripture, Pence Switches out Jesus for the American Flag in Convention Speech BALTIMORE (RNS) Vice President Mike Pence closed out his speech before the Republican National Convention on Wednesday evening (Aug. 26) with a mashup of Bible references, into which he inserted American symbols and ideals.Speaking before a crowd at Fort McHenry National Monument... Read more

Vice President Mike Pence Swapped Out “Jesus” for “Old Glory” In His RNC Address | RELEVANT Magazine

The Republican National Convention continues apace this week, though you could hardly be blamed for not knowing between unprecedented pro sports strikes and a devastating hurricane. Like last week’s DNC, it contains the usual mix of partisan talking points, political figureheads and “rah-rah USA” lingo. And, like last week’s DNC, it also stumbles into some... Read more

‘Drifting Away’ from Scripture: 30 Percent of Evangelicals Say Jesus Was Not God, Poll Shows

'Drifting Away' from Scripture: 30 Percent of Evangelicals Say Jesus Was Not God, Poll Shows A majority of Americans and nearly a third of evangelicals say Jesus was a good teacher but was not God, according to a new survey for Ligonier Ministries that was conducted by LifeWay Research.All total, 52 percent of Americans say... Read more

Atheist TikTok User Says She’s Come to Jesus after Watching Christian Videos on the Platform

Atheist TikTok User Says She's Come to Jesus after Watching Christian Videos on the Platform A 32-year-old TikToK user says she prayed to God for the first time since becoming an atheist after she watched other videos about God on TikTok.The user, identified as Felicia and under the username inkydoeshair, posted in her own now-viral... Read more

‘Jesus Is Always the Winner’: Thousands Order ‘Jesus2020’ Signs ahead of Election

'Jesus Is Always the Winner': Thousands Order 'Jesus2020' Signs ahead of Election With the 2020 presidential election just a few months away, two friends from a small church in Alabama have started a special campaign that is pointing people to Jesus.Friends Joyce Hubbard and Martha Sikes put together the Jesus2020 campaign as a means of... Read more

Bring Your Distress to Jesus

In the past several months, myriad forces of stress have intruded into the lives of millions of Americans. COVID-19, for example, hasn’t only disrupted our sense of safetyit’s also disrupted our plans. Disrupted plans have sparked questions about our future, about when life will regain a sense of normalcy. Further, social distancing has led many... Read more

Does Scripture Teach that Jesus Is Fully God?

Still a Debate The confession that the true God of all creation is triuneFather, Son, and Holy Spiritis rooted deeply in the soil of Christian theology. And one of the most debated, and at times perplexing, aspects of this confession is the question Does Scripture actually teach that Jesus is fully God? The early church... Read more

Why Jesus Cannot Be One Truth Among Many

The Problem of Monotheism It is tempting in our melting-pot societies to think that living alongside people of different faiths is a purely modern phenomenon. But people of different religious beliefs have been coexisting for millennia, sometimes in conflict and sometimes in peace. One way in which religious difference was negotiated was through polytheism. This... Read more

Seeing Jesus Under Pressure – Daughters of Promise – August 19

SEEING JESUS UNDER PRESSUREGreet Rufus, chosen in the Lord; also his mother, who has been a mother to me as well. Romans 16:13Rufus was the son of Simon of Cyrene. This is the same Simon who carried Jesus cross through the streets to the hill of Golgatha when Jesus was too weak to do it... Read more

Do You Wonder if You Give Enough to Jesus?

Can I tell you my guilty secret? I hate prayer requests.For years, I deliberately didnt write them down. The pressure to pray for people wore me out.You already admire me tremendously, dont you?Prayer requests make me think awkward thoughts. For instance: When I pray for someone, can I just name them, or do I need... Read more

At the Feet of Jesus – Beloved Women – August 18, 2020

At the Feet of Jesus  Beloved Women August 18, 2020READ: But the Lord answered her, Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her. (Luke 10:41-42 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: Women are known to be master multitaskers.... Read more