Those who have gone before us are already in heaven in festive assembly. They are worshipping God and the Lamb with their sins forgiven.
Sometimes God grants victory over our enemies, but our task is to have faith even if his will is different for us.
Jesus' birth will gave rise to rumors of the kind that travel faster than a brushfire. Two realities, laid side by side: Royal birth. Royal scandal.
God’s final salvation is about renewing the entire physical cosmos as we know it. It involves a bodily resurrection—just like that of Jesus.
The Holy Spirit reverses the curse of entropy, of chaos. He renews to counterbalance the fallen state of this world that is headed for destruction.
The more you turn to the Holy Spirit, the more you develop a secure, ridiculous, and joyful hope that everything is possible.
The cross reminds us that our sin is serious. It is so ugly that God would have to die to make it beautiful. But the Jesus chapter doesn’t end there.
There are some hints within Scripture that tell us something about why Christ’s execution is different from the others throughout human history.
Advent is a time to join together with others to celebrate the coming of Christ’s birth.