Mark D. Roberts

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January 2008 Archives

The Most Frequently Disobeyed Sign in the World???

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Next time you visit your local gas station, check out the sign on the gas pump. Chances are you’ll see something like this: Question: Have you ever obeyed this sign? Do you know anybody who does? Have you ever even […]

Let’s Start at the Beginning

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Part 2 of series: Being the People of God Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series Fraulein Maria got it right in The Sound of Music: “Let’s start at the very beginning; a very good place to start.” […]

Being the People of God: An Introduction

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Part 1 of series: Being the People of God Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series Today I’m beginning a new blog series called Being the People of God. I expect that this will be one of those […]

Sunday Inspiration from The High Calling

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“Walking with God” READ Genesis 6:1-10   “This is the account of Noah and his family. Noah was a righteous man, the only blameless person living on earth at the time, and he walked in close fellowship with God.” Genesis […]

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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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