The Words After That

In my last few posts, I’ve written about some of Jesus’ last words as he died on the cross. After Jesus spoke his final word… read more

“It Is Finished”

The Gospels of Matthew and Mark tell us that, as he breathed his last, Jesus cried out with a loud voice. Yet neither records what he sa… read more

The Promise of Jesus’ Words, “Today You Will Be With Me In Paradise”

Jesus’ response to the dying criminal’s plea for mercy, “Today you will be with me in Paradise” in Luke 23, spea… read more

“I Thirst”: More Here Than Meets The Eye

Among the seven last statements of Jesus recorded in the gospels is one that, at first glance, seems almost insignificant.  Shortly… read more

“My God, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me?”

In my last post, we looked at one of the last of Jesus’ seven statements. Today, we look at the one statement that is, for many, t… read more

“Father, Forgive Them …”

I have been with dozens of people as they were approaching death. A person’s dying words sometimes simply express his or her needs… read more

What Should Be Done About ISIS?

I have had several of you write me regarding Fox News commentator Bill O’Reilly’s call for pastors to speak about ISIS (clic… read more

It Was Not a Silent Night

In 1816, an Austrian priest named Josef Mohr wrote the words to a Christmas carol for his own congregation, to be sung on Christmas Eve:… read more

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