One thing quickly becomes apparent to anyone who reads the gospels, the pages of Scripture that contain Jesus's words and actions: no one who heard His words failed to react. Some who listened shook their fists at Him. Others marveled at a depth of wisdom they'd never heard before. And some believed His words, choosing to follow Him. Whatever the reaction, no one left His presence unaffected by the encounter.
Jesus easily stands as the most influential person in history. Even today, millions call Him Saviour. Why? What was it about His short time on earth that shook the world so? What did He say to grab people's hearts the way He did? Why do so many believe in Him as the Son of God?
Embark on an eye-opening journey into the life and times of this carpenter from Nazareth. Just don't expect to be unstirred after your encounter with Jesus.
John the Baptist struggled with his own sermon. He had preached about the Messiah's kingdom coming with power and justice. But instead, Jesus's ministry centered on preaching and on acts of mercy, and John found himself unfairly wasting away in prison near the blistering shores of the Dead Sea. Gentle Jesus hardly seemed the political...
Chuck Swindoll describes the future judgments that await every man, woman, and child who has ever lived. Those who have trusted Christ for their salvation will be judged by God according to their relationship with Jesus, declared righteous, and ushered into eternal life with Him. Those who rejected Christ will be judged according to their deeds...