Posts tagged freedom
Dear 17 year old self

Dear 17-year-old self,

Do you know that you are loved?  I don’t think you do.  In fact, I know you don’t.  You recently received a letter from your Father.  I am writing in support of this letter.  He told you that you are deeply loved beyond your wildest imagination.  I know you’ve been hurt.  I know the pain that still pierces your heart.  You have experienced things in life that no child should ever have to go through.  But you are more than these wounds.  And this love?  It will heal and restore these wounds, if you let it in.  It’s easy to be prideful and stubborn.  It’s easy to think that no one can love you.  But your heart is safe with Him.  He will never leave you...

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The Jesus Musical Got It Wrong

As a teenager and a new Christian, I loved the musical Jesus Christ Superstar. I loved Jesus, and I loved music, so what’s not to love about a Jesus-themed musical? When I excitedly told my youth pastor how amazing JCS was, I remember being confused when he laughed and said, “Yeah, except for the whole ‘no resurrection’ part.” 

Is the resurrection important to the gospel?
Would it have mattered if Jesus hadn’t risen from the dead? 

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