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Sent to Proclaim the Good News

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Part 7 of series: The Mission of God and the Missional Church Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series Like Jesus, we have been sent to proclaim the good news. In addition to telling His disciples to wait […]

Sent by Jesus to Continue His Mission in the Power of the Spirit

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Part 5 of series: The Mission of God and the Missional Church Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series In my last two posts I summarized the mission of Jesus. In a nutshell: 1. Jesus was sent by […]

The Mission of Jesus

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Part 3 of series: The Mission of God and the Missional Church Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series If you were to ask the average Christian, “What was the mission of Jesus?” you’d no doubt hear that […]

Mission Impossible and the Mission of God in the Old Testament

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Part 1 of series: The Mission of God and the Missional Church Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series Note: I began this series a couple of months ago, but became distracted by other issues. The content is […]

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Why Did Jesus Have to Die? Conclusions
In this series on the death of Jesus, I have presented four different perspectives on why Jesus had to die: Roman, Jewish, Jesus’, and Early Christian. I believe that each of these points of view has merit, and that we cannot fully understand the necessity of Jesus’ death without taking them all

posted 2:47:39am Apr. 11, 2011 | read full post »

Sunday Inspiration from the High Calling
Can We Find God in the City? Psalm 48:1-14 Go, inspect the city of Jerusalem. Walk around and count the many towers. Take note of the fortified walls, and tour all the citadels, that you may describe them to future generations. For that is what God is like. He is our God forever and ever,

posted 2:05:51am Apr. 10, 2011 | read full post »

Why Did Jesus Have to Die? The Perspective of the First Christians, Part 3
An Act and Symbol of Love Perhaps one of the most startling of the early Christian interpretations of the cross was that it was all about love. It’s easy in our day, when crosses are religious symbols, attractive ornaments, and trendy jewelry to associate the cross with love. But, in the first

posted 2:41:47am Apr. 08, 2011 | read full post »

Why Did Jesus Have to Die? The Perspective of the First Christians, Part 2
The Means of Reconciliation In my last post, I examined one of the very earliest Christian statements of the purpose of Jesus’ death. According to the tradition encapsulated in 1 Corinthians 15, Jesus died “for our sins in accordance with the scriptures” (15:3). Yet this text doesn’t expl

posted 2:30:03am Apr. 07, 2011 | read full post »


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