No, You Can’t

No, You Can’t

I’ve been reading through Steps to Christ again (for the hundredth time) lately, and last week I noticed a word that kept popping up repeatedly. Intrigued by the thought, I decided to search how many times the word was used in the small book and the context in which it was used. What I discovered was fascinating. And critical. The word is “cannot,”

Welcome, Jesus!

Welcome, Jesus!

The New Testament opens up with the genealogy of Jesus and a summary of Joseph’s role in the reception of Jesus as Messiah. Presumably, genealogies are some of the least interesting passages in Scripture. Often we give them a cursory read or skip them altogether, yet upon close study they prove to be repositories of rich theological insights. Have

Exalt the Cross of Christ

Exalt the Cross of Christ

It became Him for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in the redemption of the world to save sinners by the blood of the Lamb. The great sacrifice of the Son of God was neither too great nor too small to accomplish the work. In the wisdom of God it was complete; and the atonement made testifies to every son and daughter of Adam the imm

Facing God’s Judgment Without Fear

Facing God’s Judgment Without Fear

The sight of Shylock’s gleaming knife struck terror and fear into Antonio’s heart. Antonio had defaulted on a loan from Shylock, and as one of the conditions of the contract, Shylock had stipulated taking a pound of Antonio’s flesh. Standing before the jury, Antonio is now overwhelmed with the dreadful thought of Shylock’s sword. These fears domina