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Did Jesus Claim To Be The Son of God?

Editor’s Note: Recently we received a question from one of our viewers asking if Jesus ever directly claimed to be the Son of God. Their understanding was that Jesus never claimed that title but, rather, others added it to him. We responded and felt, in case anyone else was curious about this issue, we would […]

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Sabbath is…

A friend and I were studying in our dorm room when he looked over and said, “Man, I’m still feeling refreshed from Sabbath. Now I know why you’re never stressed out.” A couple days earlier I had invited him to enjoy the Sabbath with me. We put our textbooks away to worship with a Church […]

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The Penny

The other day I was walking out of a store when I saw a penny on the ground. Generally I am in the habit of picking up loose change I come across, but this day I was in a hurry and my arms were full. “It’s only a penny”, I reasoned, “it’s not worth stopping […]

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Word Count

Do you have a favorite Christian author? Growing up I enjoyed the novels of C.S. Lewis and in high school a friend introduced me to his masterpiece Mere Christianity. But it wasn’t until college that I discovered the books of my favorite author, the 19th century Christian leader Ellen White. Consistently, I’ve found her writings (such as […]

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The Naked Man

  A young man, wearing nothing but a linen garment, was following Jesus. When they seized him, he fled naked, leaving his garment behind. – Mark 14:51-52 Recently, we received a question from a viewer regarding the passage above. Baffled as to its meaning, she asked why it was included in Mark’s Gospel, saying “I do […]

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Mark and His Prologue

Vecellio Tiziano, "St Mark"

by Oleg Kostyuk [audio:http://crossconnection.hopetv.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Intro-to-Mark-Medium.mp3|titles=Mark and His Prologue] Welcome to Cross Connection. Let us experience together how the Word of God comes alive when we study it.  Today we will look at Mark’s introduction. I believe that the reader who misunderstands the beginning almost inevitably misunderstands the conclusion. If we look carefully at the Gospel according […]

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