The Journey through "3:16"
I don't know about you but for years when I thought about the grave clothes I pictured them laying there as if someone had unwrapped them from the body. Possibly looking like the sheets on a bed after you getup.
But that's not the picture that the Greek paints. The picture in the Greek is of an empty shell. Something like the empty shell a bug would leave when it sheds its skin.
Can you picture the scene when the Apostles got there. They look at where Christ
Two theves. Think about it. Two men, one on each side of Christ. Each ending a life of wrong choices the same way. Both, admitedly, gitting the just punishment for their deads. Both starting out the same, reviling Christ. But they don't stay that way.
One thief changed. One thief turned to Christ. One thief eventually, at the last minute, believed. And that made all the difference. In all the Bible there are only 3 people that we know without a doubt that went to heaven. One was Elijah,
Updated Sep 10th 2008 at 04:39 PM by Cloudwalker
(Adding forgotten person)
Let's consider Cana for a moment. If not for one incident we would never have heard of it. But why did Jesus go to Cana in the first place? We all know what happened there but was that the reason that Christ went there?
Christ went to Cana for one reason, He was invited. True, I think he knew what would happen, but basically, He went because He was invited. And I think that this tells us something about Christ. After all, who do you invite to a wedding? You ask people to come that
We are all familiar with the story of the temptation of Christ. Shortly after Christ was baptized by his cousin John Christ was led into the desert to be tempted by the devil. Now, if you are like me, you may think of the 3 temptations that are mentioned and think that was it.
At least I've never considered that there may have been more to it. And, certainly, those three are the major ones. And they definitely define major temptations, (the temptation to use His power for private
Heaven. Everybody has their own ideas about what it is like. If you ask 10 people what heaven is like you will probably find 12 ideas, including at least 1 or 2 that say that it doesn't exist. First, let me assure you that it is as real as Hell. And second, let me assure you that it won't be sitting around all day on a cloud playing a harp. And it won't be boring either.
Personally, I think C.S. Lewis had the right idea about heaven. He talks about heaven, either directly or indirectly