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God the Romantic

This entry is part 18 of 18 in the series Gospel

This entry is part 18 of 18 in the series Gospel   How did the power of the weak cross work? For centuries there have been at least three classic answers to that question. The cross has been seen as having a power that impacts three parties. The cross possesses a might which doesn’t just […]

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The Power Jesus Refused

This entry is part 17 of 18 in the series Gospel

This entry is part 17 of 18 in the series Gospel   The cross stands in stark contrast to the other forms of power which the devil tempted Jesus to use. As Jesus begins his public ministry, the devil tempts him in three ways (Matt. 4:1-11). Craig Bartholomew and Michael Goheen frame the temptations in […]

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The Power of Jesus’ Weakness

This entry is part 16 of 18 in the series Gospel

This entry is part 16 of 18 in the series Gospel   When I was young, I had a friend named Russell. Russell was like a visitor from another planet. He teleported to my hometown of less than 100-one of the smallest villages in the country-from Los Angeles-one of the largest cities in the world. […]

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Less Activity, More Passivity

This entry is part 15 of 18 in the series Gospel

This entry is part 15 of 18 in the series Gospel How do we face the future? What do we do now knowing that Jesus is coming back? The Bible calls for two things: We face the future waiting and praying. First, we face the future waiting. John Ortberg writes about two tombstones. One marks the resting […]

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