Ninety-eight and a half, a week away from eternity, and no interest in Jesus. He didn’t know he was about to make a last minute entrance into paradise.Read more
There are (at least theoretically) two ways to get into heaven: either you buy your own way in, or someone else has to do it for you.
Sometimes suffering and joy coexist. Jesus suffered the agony of the cross for the joy set before Him. What was that joy? Gaining intimacy with us.
Bible writers often arrange ideas in patterns we don’t see. One pattern, the bridal paradigm, links weddings & salvation. Take a look. You’ll be intrigued.