Tag: Jesus Christ

  • Celebrating Freedom (Revisited)

    Celebrating Freedom (Revisited)

    We insult the veterans who survived the battles and those who died when we reduce Memorial Day to a day for sales and beginning summertime leisure activities. Even worse, we degrade everything it stands for. By giving more attention to surf and sales than to freedom and sacrifice, we desecrate the blood of our fallen soldiers. This is especially true when we distort the meaning of the word “freedom.”

  • The Truth Will Set You Free

    The Truth Will Set You Free

    So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:31–32).

  • Children of God and Siblings of Jesus

    Children of God and Siblings of Jesus

    This Easter, as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, let us gain a greater vision of our identity as members of Jesus’ family.

  • The Christian’s True Identity

    How am I known in heaven? Who do I say I am? Who does God say I am? Such questions about identity guide our lives. A person with a distorted, diminished, or deficient understanding of who they are will act on that sense of self-identity. A person who views himself or herself as a “loser” or a victim will expect to fail.

  • God With Us, and Us With God

    Jesus is “God-with-us.” My mission in 2016 is to be “Mike-with-God.”