The Cross as the Response to Evil

“They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.” “Learn war.”  That’s an interesting phrase.  Seems we have, all of us. When I was little I just assumed that we would always be at war. ...

Three Crosses

This is the 1st in the message series, “The Genius of Three” Larry L. Eubanks, FBC Frederick, March 13, 2016 So we’re starting a new series called “The Genius of Three.” Let me start out by telling you what this series is not trying to do. There’s a movement that has always been a part of religion that...

Cheapening the Gospel

We’ve made the Gospel all about life after death, and in doing so we’ve cheapened the Gospel. The Gospel is cheapened when we make the stakes very low. Think about it: if the Gospel is right, believing in Jesus means we avoid Hell and get to live in Heaven for the rest of our lives. If the Gospel is wrong,...

Charleston and Our Culture of Violence

Once again we are reeling in the aftermath of another mass killing, this one clearly and explicitly racially motivated. As usual, we also have to listen to the same rhetoric from both sides of the gun issue, then watch while nothing gets done before the country gets distracted by the next big thing in the...

Who’s Really On Trial Before Pilate

The case of Jesus before Pontius Pilate wasn’t really an issue of whether or not Jesus claimed to be God. Pilate didn’t really care about that stuff. That was religious stuff, which was for the Jews to decide. All Pilate cared about was whether or not Jesus posed a threat to Rome. He was convinced Jesus...

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