Why Did He Have to Die

  When we are asked the simple question about what the meaning of Easter is or why did Jesus Christ, Immanuel came and died?  What have we been accustomed to reciting as our standard response?  What do hear in every Sunday school report in every church, in every denomination, and at every opportunity?  What is … Continue reading

The Goal of God’s Love May Not Be What You Think It Is

John Piper Do people go to the Grand Canyon to increase their self-esteem? Probably not. This is, at least, a hint that the deepest joys in life come not from savoring the self, but from seeing splendor. And in the end even the Grand Canyon will not do. We were made to enjoy God. We … Continue reading

I didn’t do it

Image by Getty Images via Daylife As Christians, when we read the bible we sometimes think of a lot of things as past events.  We read the history of the Hebrew people and their journey and dealings with God all as past events.  We read the Gospel and the ministry of Christ as past events. … Continue reading