Reflections on the Exclusive Claim of Jesus

In John 14:6, Jesus says to Thomas, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." The exclusivity of this claim is completely offensive in our age of tolerance. Here are a few musings on this claim that have proven helpful to me. In a world of … Continue reading Reflections on the Exclusive Claim of Jesus

Even in death the righteous have a refuge

Proverbs 14:32 reads: "When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down, but even in death the righteous have a refuge." "The wise man of Proverbs saw beyond this dying world; and caught the sunbeams of glory brought to light by the Gospel!’ — Charles Bridges 2 Timothy 1:10b - "Our Savior, Christ Jesus, has destroyed … Continue reading Even in death the righteous have a refuge

The Influence of Jesus Christ

Kenneth Latourette in his seven-volume work on the history of the expansion of Christianity summaries the influence of Jesus Christ: No life ever lived on this planet has been so influential in the affairs of men like the life of Jesus Christ. From that brief life and its apparent frustration has flowed a more powerful … Continue reading The Influence of Jesus Christ

Life and Health and Peace

The first to link these precious words together was Charles Wesley, in a classic celebration of the impact of Jesus Christ. This coming Lord’s Day we begin our worship service with his great hymn: O for a thousand tongues to singMy great Redeemer's praise,The glories of my God and King,The triumphs of His grace! Jesus — … Continue reading Life and Health and Peace