Two thousand years ago Jesus was crucified for our sins. It is easy to say those words, but what does it mean. The English language derives the word “excruciating” from crucifixion, acknowledging it as a form of slow, painful suffering. This punishment was reserved for slaves, foreigners, revolutionaries, and the lowest of criminals. Crucifixion was […]
The Bible promises us that Christians will be hated and persecuted throughout the world only because they are Christians. It even promises that Christians will betray each other. False leaders (in politics, entertainment and sports) will come and attempt to pry our focus away from Christ. Our job in the midst of these distractions, worldly […]
The Bible teaches that on the third day Christ rose from the grave and showed Himself alive to His disciples. Why is this resurrection so special? Weren’t lots of people raised from the dead in the Bible? (1 Kings 17:22, 2 Kings 4:34-35, 2 Kings 13:20-21, Matthew 9:18-26, Luke 7:11-15, John 11: 39-44, Acts 9:40-41, Acts 20:9-20). Sure, being […]
Does Easter represent eggs, and bunnies or the literal, bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ? Is Easter rooted in heathenism with pagan origins and customs or is it a symbol of the Christian faith. The answer to all these questions…YES. Originally a Saxon word (Eostre), denoting a goddess of the Saxons, in honor of whom sacrifices were […]
Mike Pettengill: New Blog Post: "Last Minute Christmas Gift" A great missions book for your last minute Christmas shopping. https://t.co/0SbW63IvKn
Mike Pettengill: Other religions focus on a pilgrimage we have to take to serve God. Christianity is about a pilgrimage God took to serve us.
Mike Pettengill: “God will only give you what you would have asked for if you knew everything he knows” - Tim Keller
Mike Pettengill: The core of grace is not that we obtain salvation & didn’t earn it. The core of grace is that we obtain salvation & earned the opposite.