54 results for tag: Jesus

The King Who Became a Man

by Greg Albrecht The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood (John 1:14, The Message). During his reign (1910-1936) King George V of the United Kingdom and the British Empire visited Leeds, a city in the north of England. When he was informed that a school was situated next to the railway line, King George agreed to have the train slow down so that he could appear on a platform and wave to the children as the royal entourage passed. When the king came outside the train he wore no outward signs of royalty, but was dressed in a suit, like any other male subject of his kingdom. After the train glided by and the cheers of ...

Is Jesus too religious for you? Brad Jersak

Belief in What Jesus Did As a young Evangelical of the Baptist persuasion, my spiritual tribe taught me a lot of beautiful things about what Christ has done for us. Our preachers sermonized week after week about salvation by grace through faith in Christ crucified and risen, almost always from Paul's epistles (or so my fading memory recalls). I don't at all regret that Baptist immersion into the saving effects of the Cross. Since then, my vision of what Christ did for us all has broadened, deepened, heightened and lengthened. It's less like an economic transaction or judicial verdict and much closer to a revelation of divine love. It's ...

How Can Jesus Be 100% God + 100% Human?

Q: You have said the Bible does not teach a mixture of divine and human natures. Could they be joined in such a manner that it would be possible for Jesus Christ to die as both God and man? It is hard for me to believe these two natures were united in such a manner as to allow only the man in Jesus Christ to die. It is said the Son of God became flesh so he could suffer death for all men. Did God fail? You have also said that Jesus was and is God. "He always was God and always will be God," you once wrote. If the man in Jesus died and the soul of man was commended to God in heaven and the body of Jesus went to the grave, where was the God ...

The Titles and Attributes of Jesus

Who is he? What is he like? Could you describe him? Most people have heard his name -- but the vast majority of people -- even many Christians -- are not aware of Jesus' attributes.

I Want to See

By Greg Albrecht— For the last time during his earthly ministry, Jesus was en route to Jerusalem. He had only a few days left in his earthly life—with every step he took toward Jerusalem he knew he was that much closer to the awful pain and suffering that awaited him. The road took him through Jericho, a city located about 17 miles northeast of Jerusalem. It was just before Passover—one of the three times in the year when pilgrims traveled to Jerusalem to celebrate the feasts of the old covenant. So the road was crowded with travelers, and as a result there were many others alongside the road—small businessmen and entrepreneurs, as well as ...

Jesus Took Our Place

Barabbas was a condemned criminal and would have died on the cross except that Jesus took his place. Jesus substituted for Barabbas and he substituted for you and for me. https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/PTR0015.mp3  

Who Is Jesus? Part 2

Some years ago, a popular song asked the question “What if God Was One of Us?” Think about it — what if God knew what it was like to be betrayed, lonely, hungry, suffering and discouraged? It’s true — God has become one of us and he knows what its like! https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/PTR0004.mp3

Who Is Jesus? Part 1

Was Jesus merely an enlightened teacher, like Buddha or Muhammad, who taught people how to behave better? Or is he God–who lives his resurrected life in us? Find out in part one of this two-part series. https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/PTR0003.mp3

“Break It Up” by Ed Dunn

We received a distressing email from our Mom the other day. Both the tone and the content of her words were uncharacteristic, and alarmed my brothers and sisters and me to a point of picking up the phone. Over a series of calls at different times, we needed to make sure she was okay. Our Mom’s message expressed a deep concern for everything that’s been happening in our nation today - the political divides, the racial divides, the economic divides, and the fact that no one seems to be listening to anyone, anymore. She lamented how far we’ve come, so fast, and that, not in a positive direction. She then went on to worry about the world her ...

We’ve Always Done It This Way

Join us as we explore facing change and living a new life in Jesus Christ. https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR488.mp3

What Would Jesus Do?

Join us as we explore the question, "What Would Jesus Do?" as it pertains to paying taxes. https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR486.mp3  

Married to Jesus

Being one in and with Jesus is not a quick-fix relationship - it's a long-term commitment. https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR485.mp3  

Jesus is Here – Not Over There!

We examine the far-fetched attempts made by some religious professionals and the institutions they represent, in a vain attempt to own Jesus. https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR473.mp3  

The Jesus Train

The lyrics of the old gospel song "This Train is Bound for Glory" proclaim that it doesn't carry no gambler, smokers, two bit liars or small time jokers - but "The Jesus Train" welcomes all those people and many more. https://www.ptm.org/mp3/FreeDwnld/RCWR465.mp3

Love or Justice?

by Greg Albrecht The discussion of eternal torment and the fate of the "unsaved" is often framed, by the law and order crowd, as a matter of God's love or his justice. Those who are intent on relegating those who, to their knowledge and satisfaction, have never heard or accepted their version of Christianity to eternal torture, often characterize those, like myself, who primarily look for answers based on God's love and grace, as soft-headed, soft-hearted and weak. So which is it—love or justice? Is God primarily a God of love or a God of justice? Here's what I see as the fundamental flaw in real, he-man, tough-as-nails Christianity: ...