Sacrifice

"Good Friday"

Edmund Brooks

Its seems a little backwards that "Good Friday", a day of absolutely pain and torture, is seen as such a blessing. In reality, it was Earth's saddest day, but it marked the start of our salvation, which is why we take time to witness Christ's Passion. However, this gift came at a tremendous cost, one of which caused pain physically, emotionally, and spiritually, that only the Perfect Son could pay.

Risen: "Good Friday"

Randy Christian and Edmund Brooks

Its seems a little backwards that "Good Friday", a day of absolutely pain and torture, is seen as such a blessing. In reality, it was Earth's saddest day, but it marked the start of our salvation, which is why we take time to witness Christ's Passion. However, this gift came at a tremendous cost, one of which caused pain physically, emotionally, and spiritually, that only the Perfect Son could pay.

A Greater Sacrifice

April 10, 2016
Randy Christian
The sacrifice is still a strange thing to us. But in the time of this letter, every culture known to the author and readers practiced animal sacrifice. They all understood how important the sacrifice was—but Jesus was a much greater sacrifice than anything any of them ever offered. Understanding this helps establish our faith in Jesus today.

Greater Than Melchizedek

March 20, 2016
Randy Christian
It has been established that Jesus is better than Melchizedek—and a better High Priest. We do not need other people to represent us to God—in fact, that is OUR job as people of the Kingdom to people of the world. Jesus was the perfect and only needed priest—and he still is.

YOLO: One Flesh

February 24, 2013Randy Christian

For most people, marriage is a defining part of their life. Certainly it could be said that our decision to marry or not is one of our biggest decisions in life. And when we do marry, how will we live together? The Bible says the two become one flesh. How do we do that? A married man, Peter didn’t just speak from his own experience-he gave us the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Perhaps one of the biggest needs of people in our society is how to live as one flesh.

Una Sola Carne
Para la mayoría de personas, el matrimonio es algo muy crucial en sus vidas. Ciertamente se podría decir que la decisión de casarse o no es una de las decisiones mas grandes en la vida. Y cuando se casan, ¿cómo vivirán juntos? La Biblia dice que los dos se hacen una sola carne. ¿Cómo hacemos eso? Peter, un hombre casado, no sólo hablaba por su propia experiencia, nos dio una guía por medio del Espíritu Santo. Quizás una de las mayores necesidades de la gente en nuestra sociedad es aprender a cómo vivir como una sola carne.

To Believe And Live: Suffering

August 8, 2010Randy Christian

The last hours of Jesus’ life are often referred to as “The Passion”. The reason is that the word “passion” used to mean more than intense desire for something—it meant intense feelings of many kinds, including suffering. Suffering isn’t a word most of us want to hear, but it was key to God’s plan. Jesus’ suffering defined his life and how he affected others. We need to understand his suffering and what it means in our lives today.

THE FOCUSED LIFE - Giving

Randy ChristianTHE FOCUSED LIFE
“Giving”
November 9, 2008

The primary form of worship for thousands of years was the presentation of sacrifices and offerings to God. When Jesus came to be “The Sacrifice”, the sacrificial system was fulfilled and done away with. Offerings remain as part of our church life. We offer him our time, our energy, our ability—and yes, our money. But not as part of “church business”—as worship to the one who gave us all we have. Join us as we focus on how giving draws us closer to the Lord.

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