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Herbert E. Douglass

The Job Description Jesus Gave to His Church

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Before Jesus ascended, he laid out the job description for the Christian Church. John records part of our Lord’s incredibly moving prayer to his Heavenly Father, wherein Jesus said: “As you have sent me into the world, I also have sent them into the world” (17:18; see also 20:21).

Obviously, this requires a second reading on our knees. Could he possibly mean what he said?

Escuela sabática: Cristo en el crisol

(Traducido por Carlos Enrique Espinosa)

La película de Mel Gibson La pasión de Cristo atormentó al mundo durante mucho tiempo. No vi la película, porque no quise que un espectáculo sangriento holywoodizado se quedara grabado en mi mente. La respuesta de todas partes, sin embargo, puede haber excedido incluso las expectativas del propio Gibson—el foco en el sufrimiento, brutalidad y locura humanos.

Why Jesus Died

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Mel Gibson’s film, The Passion of the Christ took the world by storm, big time. I did not see it, preferring not to want a gory Hollywoodized spectacular to get imprinted on my mind. The response wherever shown, however, may have exceeded even Gibson’s expectations—the gripping focus on suffering, brutality, and human madness.

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