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Humility is the Gospel’s Posture

A posture of humility and meekness is necessary for the Christian life. Afterall, how can you confess your sin and place all your confidence in Jesus Christ (rather than yourself) if you have never been humbled? Imagine a proud man (or woman) walking into God’s presence. That’s just laughable and silly.

Was Jesus Born in a Barn, Cave, or House?

The question “Where was Jesus born?” is surprisingly tricky. The easy answer is, “In Bethlehem.” Yes, but where? The typical nativity scene features the holy family in a stable that looks like a barn, separate from the Inn, where there was no room. But is this accurate? Most historians and scholars say, “Not so much.”

God Chose a Poor Family

Mary and Joseph were poor. God entrusted this poor but godly family to raise the Son of God. Their simple obedience was of greater value than anything else.

What Jesus Meant by Entering the Kingdom as Children

We don’t enter the kingdom of heaven as children because we have become so gentle and obedient. We enter as children because of our Heavenly Father. 

Are These the End Times?

When will Jesus return? It seems like today’s news and events must mean we’re living in the end times now. Is this true… what does does that mean?

How Jesus Built the Church

What were Jesus’ ministry priorities? Jesus preached the gospel and made disciples… he modeled the Great Commission for the Church.

The Proverbs 31 Woman is About Jesus

While it’s too far to say “Jesus is the Proverbs 31 woman,” it should be clear that we see Jesus through her description.

Four Reasons to be Confident in the Resurrection 

There are good reasons to believe in a literal bodily resurrection of Jesus. Here are four such reasons.

Don’t Sterilize the Cross

As we consider Christ’s sacrificial and atoning death on the cross, remember what he endured for you… and it wasn’t pretty.

What does Palm Sunday have to do with Good Friday?

The Triumphal Entry may have begun on Palm Sunday while Jesus rode a donkey into Jerusalem, but it was fulfilled on Good Friday when he carried his cross.

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