Counseling One Another

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Counseling One Another

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

May 24, 2012
by Paul Tautges
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Crucified with Christ

Crucifixion was a form of the death penalty used by the Romans in Jesus’ day. The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia records the history and development of the cross as a form of punishment. The solitary cross as a form of … Continue reading

April 7, 2012
by Paul Tautges
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Christ Our Savior

The past two days we’ve learned Jesus is our Sacrifice and Substitute. He is also our Savior. “For Christ also died for sins … the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God” (1 Pet 3:18). … Continue reading

April 6, 2012
by Paul Tautges
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Christ Our Substitute

In yesterday’s post we began thinking about the gospel message of 1 Peter 3:18, noticing Jesus as our sacrifice. Today, let us think about Jesus Christ as the sinner’s substitute: “For Christ also died for sins … the just for … Continue reading