Disturbed By the Name of Jesus

Several years ago Bill and Gloria Gaither wrote a short, simple but powerful song with these moving lyrics.

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus; there’s just something about that name
Master, Savior, Jesus, like the fragrance after the rain;
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, let all Heaven and earth proclaim
Kings and kingdoms will all pass away
But there’s something about that name
Kings and kingdoms will all pass away
But there’s something about that name

Today the name of Jesus is controversial. People don’t like hearing anyone invoke Jesus’ name.

I’ve personally been advised not to pray in Jesus name in some settings. Former Florida football star, Tim Tebow, was severely criticized for invoking the name of Jesus as his Lord and Savior. Ironically Chaplains in some states have been ordered not to speak of Jesus or pray in His name during their counseling periods.

When Franklin Graham released his book, The Name, he was accused of “bigotry” and engaging in “hate speech.”

Continue at: https://thepreachersword.com/2019/04/16/disturbed-by-the-name-of-jesus/

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Christ Our Ransom

A Broadcast with R.C. Sproul

Many believe Jesus’ death was a meaningless act or mere example. From his series The Cross of Christ, R.C. Sproul corrects these views as he considers what Jesus Himself taught about the crucifixion.

Christ ’emptying himself’: a neglected doctrine

https://fullyaliveblog.net/2019/04/09/christ-emptying-himself-a-neglected-doctrine/

Gazing Upon the Doom and Gloom of the Tomb

This is a post from a few years ago that I thought would be relevant to re-post as we head into Holy Week. May it provide some [soul] food for thought to make for a meaningful and meditative week leading up to Easter…

I can hear the soulful music playing down below at the nearby chapel as I sit on my 24th floor terrace. It is beautiful, and yet, there is a sense of mourning and loss. As we look ahead to the Easter celebration of our resurrected Lord, we enter into “Holy Week,” giving us time to pause in somber remembrance of and reflection upon his death.

Continue:

https://alikennedylive.com/2019/04/14/holy-week-gazing-upon-the-doom-and-gloom-of-the-tomb/

Why the Apostles Should Have Walked Out of the Last Supper

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/newwineskins/why-the-apostles-should-have-walked-out-of-the-last-supper/

Why was the Head Cloth of Jesus Wrapped to the Side?

https://pastorbrianchilton.wordpress.com/2019/04/04/why-was-the-head-cloth-of-jesus-wrapped-to-the-side/

Through Jesus We See God

https://musingsonscience.wordpress.com/2019/04/04/through-jesus-we-see-god/