What Is the Good News?

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The Jewish apostle Paul once wrote, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Gentile” (Romans 1:16). This same Paul, a devout Pharisee and once…

How Does Sin Affect My Relationship with God?

Scene: Jerry Seinfeld at Confession Catholic Priest: Tell me your sins, my son. Jerry: Uh, I should mention that I’m Jewish. Catholic Priest: Well that’s no sin. Jerry: Oh, good. — Seinfeld, “The Yada Yada” If we…

What is Atonement?

Atonement is not a particularly popular word in English, but perhaps you are familiar with Yom Kippur, which means Day of Atonement. It is a time when many Jewish people fast and pray, seeking God’s forgiveness. In everyday speech, the verb…
John 3:16

What is Good About the Good News?

If you have ever watched sporting events, from time to time you may have noticed someone in a multi-colored wig or something like that holding up a placard that read, “JOHN 3:16.” Is this, you may have wondered, a coded message from outer…