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The Forgotten Number in the Greatest Prophecy

What would you do if you knew exactly when your enemy was coming? Wouldn’t you prepare well to stand against him/her? Wouldn’t you try to do anything you could to stop him/her? Last week people were preparing to withstand Sandy, the super-storm that affected at least 18 states. It was a novelty to me to […]

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What Christ Wrote in the Sand

Editor’s Note: The following post is from Constantine Kulakov. He is a student at Washington Adventist University. We are pleased to welcome him as a contributor to the Cross Connection website. There is only one instance that records Jesus as writing. It is the story of the woman caught in adultery. With an onslaught of […]

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Greater Than

I’m thinking of a number: Its digits add up to 7. Like 61 (6+1=7) or 232 (2+3+2=7). It has two digits. Like 12 or 95. It’s a perfect square–that is, it equals a number times itself. Like 9 (3×3) or 100 (10×10). It’s less than 20. Can you figure it out? Notice, each relation helps […]

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Jesus Stopped

Jesus was busy. Fame of the miracles He had performed had spread throughout the land and the crowds had grown larger and pressed in wherever He went. As Jesus was teaching, an important man, one of the rulers of the synagogue, interrupted Him and pleaded that Jesus come and heal his daughter who was at […]

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Just Say the Word…

(Matthew 8:5 – 13) What a concept: to make God Himself marvel in amazement. It’s almost unbelievable… Yet this was exactly the reaction Jesus had to the centurion who asked for the healing of his servant. By now, most of us have probably heard this story; we even studied it a couple of weeks ago […]

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Going. Bringing. Hindering.

(Matthew 9:1-8; Mark 2:1-12; Luke 5:17-26). Imagine the following scene: Look at the Pharisees in the first row, dressed up according to their position. They had traveled from all around the country to listen to Jesus´ words, hoping to find the smallest detail that would help them accuse Jesus. Keep looking around.  You will find […]

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The Cure

Editor’s Note: The following post is from Alvaro Ordoñez, MD. He is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the prestigious Johns Hopkins University. We are pleased to welcome him as a contributor to the Cross Connection website.   A couple of months after the earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010, which killed over 316,000 people and […]

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Being on the Winning Team

For those of you who follow American sports, you know that yesterday marked the beginning of “March Madness.” For those of you who don’t know, “March Madness” is a huge college basketball tournament in which 64 schools compete for the right to be called “National Champions.” These 64 teams are split into four divisions and […]

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The Sermon on the Mount: Overview

On Cross Connection, we’ve spent the last several weeks going into an in-depth study of the Sermon on the Mount. Now that we’ve finished studying it, what do we make of it? Can the Greatest Sermon Ever Preached be broken down into a concise package? Join us as we look back at the Sermon on […]

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The Radical Message of His Name

“And you shall call His name Jesus for He will save His people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21) When we think about the nativity story we think about the virginal conception, the manger, the shepherds, the magi, and the star. Most of the time, important messages get overlooked. We need a fresh understanding of God’s […]

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