For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.2 Corinthians 5:14-15 NIV
If you had to select 33 objects throughout history to represent the birth, growth, and effectiveness of Christianity, what would you choose to best reflect God’s enduring grace through the centuries? And what narrative would you write that would weave them all together in telling the story of what God is accomplishing in the world? Tangible relics such as these offer rich links of understanding between Christians of the first and 21st centuries.
Do you long to experience God in the thick of life’s demands? If you’re honest with yourself, do you admit, “I barely know you, God”? Do you consider God to be a familiar stranger?
A lot of Christian leaders are sending the word “fear not.” That is appropriate (the Bible says it many times), but there is so much more to say. We need to know the reasons for faith and peace.
"Fear not!" Are we radical enough to apply the knowledge of God’s love to the Coronavirus outbreak and even the common flu?
Did you know that, even though they don’t believe in the atoning sacrifice of Jesus, scholars who are not Christians do agree with believers on some matters concerning Jesus? Surprisingly, there’s a lot upon which everyone can agree. When surveying historical scholarship, Christians, agnostics, and skeptics have no other option but to affirm certain truths about Jesus.