Review: The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus

This article has been modified to fit the audience of this blog from an essay written for the philosophy course, Christian Apologetics, at Concordia University in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Authors: Gary R. Habermas and Michael R. Licona Publisher: Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 2004 Rating: 5/5 stars Amazon Price: $17.81 Bottom Line In discussions of the resurrection of Christ,…

Believing is Seeing

Mark 16:11, But when they [the disciples] heard that He was alive and had been seen by her [Mary Magdalene], they would not believe it. It amazes me that the disciples—the ones closest to Jesus—did not believe He was risen from the dead, especially because He told them several times He would die and then rise on the third day.…

God Knows Best

Mark 10:35-40, And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came up to Him and said to Him, “Teacher, we want You to do for us whatever we ask of You.” And He said to them, “What do you want Me to do for you?” And they said to Him, “Grant us to sit, one at Your right…

Our Inheritance

Mark 10:17-22, And as He was setting out on His journey, a man ran up and knelt before Him and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good except God alone. You know the commandments: ‘Do not murder,…

Worth Our Salt

Mark 9:50, “Salt is good, but if the salt has lost its saltiness, how will you make it salty again? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.” The English word for “salary” comes from the word salarium, and its root sal means “salt.” So, the amount of work we produce in a given amount of time…

Misplaced Trust

Mark 9:17-29, And someone from the crowd answered Him, “Teacher, I brought my son to You, for he has a spirit that makes him mute. And whenever it seizes him, it throws him down, and he foams and grinds his teeth and becomes rigid. So I asked Your disciples to cast it out, and they were…

Rooted in the Faith: Joy

Galatians 5:22-23, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control; against such things there is no law.” Misery is a dangerous condition for a Christian to be in. It is one of Satan’s greatest tactics to use against God’s people. When you become Christian, you catch Satan’s attention…