Puzzles in the Trial of Jesus



Don’t Cheapen the Cross

With Easter less than two weeks away, there is no better time to focus on the meaning of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Many people are fascinated by this phenomenon,whether or not they are Christian or regular church attenders. In fact, Easter is a holiday that leads many of those individuals to church for a variety of reasons. Regardless of the reason, this is a good thing – we Christians should want people to come and join us on the most holy holiday of the year.

The question is: What message will they hear? What message will we hear?

The truth of the Gospel? How Jesus lived? How he loved? How he died? How he came back to life? Will we hear about His radical grace, along with His radical expectations of His followers?

More: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/drlaurelshaler/2018/03/cheapenthecross/

The Nicene Creed: Where it came from and why it still matters

Know the Creeds and Councils

The Nicene Creed is one of the most famous and influential creeds in the history of the church, because it settled the question of how Christians can worship one God and also claim that this God is three persons.

It was also the first creed to obtain universal authority in the church, and it improved the language of the Apostles’ Creed by including more specific statements about the divinity of Christ and the Holy Spirit.


There is a lot more to read: https://zondervanacademic.com/blog/the-nicene-creed-where-it-came-from-and-why-it-still-matters/

We Would See Jesus: The Christological Crisis – Sproul


Mark Lowry – Jesus Laughing (Live) with The Martins


Here’s Why Jesus Never Said “I Am God” In The BiblE

In the Bible we never read any verse where Jesus says the words, “I am God.”

However, this does not mean that Jesus never claimed to be God. If he never claimed to be God, then his public enemies would have never crucified him for blasphemy. What is “blasphemy”? It’s when a person claims to be God.

A lot of people try to argue that Jesus never claimed to be God. They will say something like, “Where is the Bible verse for him claiming he was God?” Sometimes Christians will then get stumped with such a question because they can’t find the exact sentence where Jesus says, “I am God,” and so he must not have said it. But it’s right in the Bible!

In the Gospel of John, we are told that the Jews immediately took up stones to throw at Jesus when he said the following statement: “Before Abraham was, I AM” (Jn 8:58). In those days, you got stoned for blasphemy, for claiming to be God. People don’t try to kill you or crucify you if you claim to be a really good person or a nice guy. I mean, they don’t even try to kill you for being crazy! They will, however, slaughter you in cold blood for claiming to be God.

When Jesus said, “Before Abraham was, I AM,” he was claiming to be God. His language echoes that time when God revealed himself to Moses in the burning bush (Exodus 3:14). God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” The Greek Bible, called the Septuagint, translates this as “I Am the Being,” and Jesus’s statement here confirms this teaching. At the very end of the Bible, in Revelation, John puts it like this:

“I am the Alpha and the Omega, says the Lord God, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” (Rev. 1:8)

Read on at: https://corechristianity.com//resource-library/articles/heres-why-jesus-never-said-i-am-god-in-the-bible

10 Things You Should Know about the Heavenly Intercession of Jesus Christ