Came across a story this morning about a recent Tweet from a college professor at the University of Minnesota Mankato. Eric Sprankle talked about the virgin birth of Jesus and said: “The virgin birth story […]
Originally posted March 7, 2016
In the gospel of Matthew, when Jesus was before the ruling Jewish council, he made a reference to his divine status. To the ruling council, this was taken as blasphemy. Within Rome, they didn’t have the authority to execute Jesus for his action, so they took him to Pontius Pilate, who was the governor of Judea
Pilate questions Jesus: “Are you the King of the Jews?” Jesus said, “You have said so.” But when he was accused by the chief priests and elders, he gave no answer. Then Pilate said to him, “Do you not hear how many things they testify against you?” But he gave him no answer, not even to a single charge, so that the governor was greatly amazed. (Matthew 27:11-14).
Jesus died to save sinners. It is out of the love that he has for that he died. But it is also because he loves us that he didn’t die to keep us the same. […]
10 “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.11 “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on […]