#030: Did God Forsake Jesus On The Cross? [Podcast]

Did God Forsake Jesus On The Cross?

Throughout the body of Christ you will hear people talking of how God cannot look upon sin.

We state that when Christ was on the cross the Father had to turn His back on Him.

We sing songs about the Father turning His face away from Jesus.

But is it true?

Did God forsake Jesus on the cross?

In this podcast we’ll look at the Biblical merit of such a view and particularly look at what Jesus meant when He cried out:

“My God, My God, why have You forsaken me?”

Hope you enjoy the podcast :)

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Is Your Pastor Polishing a Turd

Is Your Pastor Polishing A Turd?

Have you ever heard that saying?

“You can’t polish a turd.”

It’s always made me laugh.

The visual imagery of polishing a turd is just ludicrous – and certainly disgusting!

But we all know circumstances in life where this saying is sadly all to applicable.

The biggest one I can think of is the way many leaders run their churches.

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Why Looking Like God Isn’t Always Good

Why Looking Like God Isn't Always Good

“You are just like your father”

“You are just like your mother”

Two phrases few people want to hear.

But like it or not, in many ways we all grow up and look a little like our parents.

Those who raised us and with whom we share the same DNA.

It’s a bit like God isn’t it?

Except we all want to “grow up” to look like God.

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Humility or Pride in it’s Sunday Best?

Humility or Pride in it's Sunday Best

We all love to talk about humility in the church… Mostly because we are proud.

I know, ironic right?

But it’s kind of true. Most of what passes these days as humility is really false-humility.

It’s pride dressed up in it’s “Sunday Best”.
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Can A Christian Ever Really Be Free From Sin?

Can A Christian Ever Really Be Free From Sin?

We love to quote 1 John 1:8 because it excuses the fact we live struggling with sin:

“If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us”

We forget that in the same letter John says:

“No one who abides in him (God) keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him.” (1 John 3:6)

and

“We know that everyone who has been born of God does not keep on sinning,” (1 John 5:18)

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