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Counseling One Another

March 24, 2016
by Paul Tautges
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Seven Words from the Cross

While Jesus hung upon the cross of Calvary, He spoke seven times. Each time He spoke, He revealed an aspect of His divine/human character. Words of Mercy (Luke 23:34) – The first words Jesus spoke from the cross were to … Continue reading

February 5, 2016
by Paul Tautges
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Jesus Atoned for Our Sins

The concept of atonement permeates virtually every page of Old Testament sacrificial law. According to God’s gracious provision, the Israelites were commanded to bring the appointed sacrifices to the tabernacle or the temple to atone for their sins (Ex. 29:33-37; … Continue reading

January 29, 2016
by Paul Tautges
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Our Advocate with the Father

The Bible calls Jesus our “Advocate with the Father” (1 Jn 2:1). An advocate is one who pleads for another, a defender, an intercessor. When the apostle John attributed this role to Jesus, it was in the context of defining … Continue reading

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