Christ is Calling us to Receive His Salvation. Here’s How.

How to Receive Salvation from sin through Jesus Christ (via www.JeanWilund.com)

If you’ve never chosen to trust in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, to pay for your sin, or even really understood what that means, let me explain. 

First, we need to understand why we even need salvation. [Read more…]

Easter Thursday ~ Barabbas & Jesus: Both Were the Son of the Father, and Why That Matters To Us (Featuring “Hibernia” by Michael W. Smith)

Easter Thursday ~ Barabbas & Jesus: Both Were the Son of the Father & Why That Matters To Us ( JeanWilund.com)

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The Red Thread of Jesus via JeanWilund.com

God is in the details.

Long before Jesus would be betrayed and stand before Pilate on Good Friday, God was working. 

Maybe 33 years earlier, a Jewish mother and father gazed upon their newborn son. I can imagine their conversation. 

“He’s so beautiful,” the mother says to the father. “And, look, he has your eyes. Let’s call him Barabbas, son of the father.”

The proud father smiles.

Years fly by, and Barabbas grows up.

Somewhere along the path of his life, Barabbas becomes involved with a terrorist group in the midst of an attempted revolution and becomes a murderer. (Mark 15:7, Luke 23:19)

Arrested, Barabbas, the son of the father, now sits in prison as Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, stands before Pilate. 

Pilate looks at Jesus and then down upon the crowd of angry Jews. 

Now that I’ve set the scene, let’s cue the soundtrack. [Read more…]

Easter Tuesday ~ Everything Could’ve Been Different, But God Required a Cross, Not a Stone & Jesus Came To Set Us Free, Not To Be Set Free (Featuring “Freedom” by Michael W. Smith)

Easter Tuesday ~ Everything could've been different, but God required a Cross, Not a Stone ~ Jesus Came to Set us Free, Not to be Set Free (Featuring "Freedom" by Michael W. Smith)

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The Red Thread of Jesus via JeanWilund.comEverything could’ve been different if God hadn’t intervened.

Whew!

We know that Jesus came to set us free from sin.

We also know that setting us free required His death, but only at the time, place and manner chosen by God before the foundations of the world.  

For many years, I took this fact for granted. I’d never stopped to think about all the orchestration this required. 

As man moved, God moved because He required a cross, not a stone, and Jesus came to set us free, not to be set free. 

Let’s consider just a few of the events God had to coordinate. [Read more…]