Heaven can be spoken about by Christians in ways that can contribute to a misconception that it is a destination rather than a staging point. There’s nothing wrong with acknowledging the blessing that awaits believers after death and before the return of Jesus. But that acknowledgement should not cloud the fact that our ultimate hope …

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As the people of God gather week by week, the cross is rightly central; however that centrality rightly observed brings many other truths into view and into focus. And only the cross can bring them all together, enable them all to be understood, and communicate our need of God’s grace. From Fred Sanders. The Cross …

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When Jesus brings the dead back to life in the Bible the events are not resurrections. All those returned to life eventually went to a grave. But the power of life that Jesus exercised demonstrates the completeness of human need and the presence of a life in him that can meet all that need. Jesus …

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In John 13 Jesus tells Peter “Where I am going you cannot follow me now, but you will follow afterward.” Jesus is speaking of his death on the cross and the resurrection life that will be shared as a result. Peter will learn that his own suffering would consume him without resurrection life within him. …

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