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Bono–Heartbreak That Led to Faith

QPolitical  asked that I share this story and my pastor put me on to it because he loves Bono. Bono is a great man, as men go!

Bono Shares The Heartbreaking Story That Led To His Faith In Jesus Christ

Bono many be known for his distinct vocals and lyrics often heavy in social and political Bonothemes, but there’s a side of U2’s lead singer that many haven’t seen.

Bono believes in God. And if you meet him in person, you’ll quickly learn that he’s unashamed to tell you so.

Bono doesn’t claim to be a perfect Christian. In fact, he admits that many of his life’s deepest struggles are what caused him to turn to Christ. Read more of this post

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How Great is our God!

Worship with me the Great and the Almighty God who sites on the throne in Heaven right now with the Son of God at the Father’s side interceding for His blessed children.

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They Did This to Your Savior!

…they did this to my Savior!

The Most Misunderstood Thing About Jesus

Jesus’ first miracle was one that would have made a lot of religious folk angry.He was at a party, a 1st century Jewish wedding to be exact, an event where people party – for many days.  The wine had run out and Jesus’ mother pressed him to “do his thing” and fix this most heinous faux pas.  There are a million ways He could have done it, but He chose to make about 180 gallons of wine in 6 large containers used for a sacred Jewish cleansing ritual.

A modern day version of this would be to walk into a Baptist church, fill the baptistry (a small swimming pool where folks are baptised) with wine and say, “Party on dudes.”

Jesus’ first miracle was to keep a party going.  Why is He almost always portrayed as such as buzz kill?
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Policeman & Jesus Using Detective Techniques

 

 

Evidence for Jesus’ Existence

Dr. Bart Ehrman to the Infidel Guy: “I think it matters what happened in history!”  And what is he giving as evidence that people existed?  Writings about them.  “We have more evidence for Jesus than we do for anyone else from his time period.” (Bart Ehrman)

For the record: Dr. Bart Ehrman is an agnostic historian.

I am surprised the person making this video portrayed Dr Ehrman inside a Catholic or Orthodox church building.  He is not found there very often.

 

 

 

(Christianity) State of the Union

I came upon an article I just had to read.  A State of the Union: Progressive Christianity.

The article is a script of a Prof. Burklo of U. of Southern California.   I am not sure the implications of “progressive” in his title–maybe he considers some of Christianity not progressive and also backwards?  Ok, I will give him that.  I find some believers somewhat backwards.

I went to the site of the church were this sermon was given,  the United Church of Christ, Simi Valley, CA.   I noted their core beliefs which I have listed below.   I noted right off there is nothing about the person of Christ that is in the name of the church nor of the Bible, which is about that person.  But here we go on values:

We Welcome the LGBT Community!

OK, good one UCC, we do too here in the deep South.  We do not turn anyone away from the doors of our church, also “red and yellow, black and white” they are all precious in His site.  We believe that as well. Read more of this post

Anhypostasis: What Kind of Flesh Did Jesus Take? (G0d-Man)

This series is on Jesus, the God-Man.  This article appeared on Desiring God and Desiring God owns rights to this content.


. . . [Being] in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men . . . (Philippians 2:6–7)

At Christmas we celebrate that Jesus became human that he might save us. Without ceasing to be fully divine, he took on full humanity.
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The Glory of His Virgin Birth (God-Man)

This series is on Jesus, the God-Man.  This article appeared on Desiring God and Desiring God owns rights to this content.

Jesus was born of a virgin. This is a glory unique to the one God-man.

Of the billions of humans who have lived throughout history, only one person entered the world in this way. There is only one mediator between God and man (1 Timothy 2:5), and there is only one human who was virgin born.

Jesus’s distinctive birth is no myth or mere random fact from the Gospels. It is a special honor conferred only on the Son of God incarnate. And it is full of significance for knowing the person of Jesus and the God who has revealed himself in him.

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What is the Hypostatic Union? (God-Man)

This series is on Jesus, the God-Man.  This article appeared on Desiring God and Desiring God owns rights to this content.

This is part 3 of 4 on the Incarnation

The term hypostatic union is much easier than it sounds, but the concept is as profound as anything in theology.
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