Take Up Your Cross

I’ve heard this phrase used when someone is going through a hard time or carrying a heavy burden.  For example, some might say a person with a severe health issue has a “cross to bear.” But that is not what Jesus meant when He said, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himselfContinue reading “Take Up Your Cross”

Who Is This?

He’s so simple, yet so complex.  His message is easy to understand, yet it’s so deep that we must keep studying it.  His words are so comforting, yet some of His teachings are so hard.  His presence fulfills me, yet it convicts my heart of sin.  He’s so wonderful, yet sometimes so difficult to follow. Continue reading “Who Is This?”

Jesus Was Not A Martyr

There have been many Christian martyrs over the centuries, people who gave their lives in defense of the Gospel or as punishment for following the Lord Jesus.  Was Jesus the first martyr when he died on the cross?   The answer is no; Jesus was not a victim of angry people who overpowered Him and putContinue reading “Jesus Was Not A Martyr”