Tag Archive: #jesus christ

Baptism: The water that divides or the grace that unites?

“Perhaps no command of Christ has occasioned so much controversy, bitterness and mistrust as the command to baptize. Who should be baptized? How? And what does baptism mean?” From The Water That Divides by Bridge… Continue reading

Christ’s Positive People

Dr. Jerome Frank is a Professor of Psychiatry at John Hopkins University. He wrote recently about a confession a co-passenger made to him while flying in the days before modern security devices were… Continue reading

The Hope of the Gospel

The great psychiatrist Erik Erikson says that a 10 year old child has certain characteristics. She has on the one hand a sense of industry and energy, while on the other hand she… Continue reading

The Four Stages of Healing

One of the things we discuss from time to time is if we had to lose one of our senses, which one would we choose? If it was the sense of smell, we… Continue reading

Secrets of a Fulfilled Life

Once there was a tiger who was brought up by a herd of goats. From the day his eyes opened, all he saw was a goat’s life. He munched grass with the rest,… Continue reading

The Greatest Gift

A little old man was seen every Sunday morning walking to church. He was deaf. He could not hear a word of the sermon or any music or singing. A scoffer asked him,… Continue reading

The Assurance of Salvation

Ephesians 1:1-14 1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To God’s holy people in Ephesus, the faithful in Christ Jesus: 2 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus… Continue reading

Being Radical.

Mark 1:9-15 – ‘9 At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10 Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open… Continue reading

Seeing Jesus

John 12 is a curious passage that I have struggled with this week. It begins simply, but then leads us into deeper things. There are some Greeks in town, probably converts to the… Continue reading

Feed My Sheep

John 21: 1-19: ‘Afterward Jesus appeared again to his disciples, by the Sea of Galilee. It happened this way:2 Simon Peter, Thomas (also known as Didymus), Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two other disciples were together. 3 “I’m… Continue reading