Counseling One Another

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Counseling One Another

January 27, 2016
by Paul Tautges
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Accursed

When the Bible refers to someone as being accursed, it means he will be damned forever with no hope of redemption. It is from anathema, which means “the disfavor of Jehovah,” and was used of “the sentence pronounced” or “the … Continue reading

November 14, 2015
by Paul Tautges
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Avoid Taking Communion in an “Unworthy Manner”

One of the soberest warnings in the New Testament concerns the manner in which we approach and participate in the Lord’s Supper. Following the apostle’s repetition of Jesus’ command to regularly “do this in remembrance of Me” (1 Corinthians 11:23-26), … Continue reading

October 22, 2015
by Paul Tautges
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Meditating on the Cross

[The past couple days, I’ve been thinking a lot about the work of Christ on the cross on my behalf and found this article I first posted in the spring of 2012. So, I’m posting it again.] Crucifixion was a … Continue reading

April 3, 2015
by Paul Tautges
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Why Did God Kill Jesus?

When the Old Testament prophet Isaiah predicted the suffering of Messiah he said, “But the Lord was pleased to crush Him, putting Him to grief” (53:10). Why? Why would God the Father be pleased to kill His only begotten Son? … Continue reading

March 29, 2013
by Paul Tautges
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“Even Death on a Cross”

At the climax of the apostle Paul’s description of the humility of Christ, which led to His voluntary submission to the cross as the will of God, is the phrase “even death on a cross.” The humility of Jesus resulted … Continue reading

March 28, 2013
by Paul Tautges
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Love Poured Out

The Cross of Christ humbles our proud hearts and produces joyful sobriety as we ponder it as the ultimate demonstration of God’s love for helpless, ungodly sinners like you and me. One of the simplest, yet most profound Scripture passages … Continue reading