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Christ the sin-bearer relieves us of unbearable burden

As I sit and ponder on the eve of Christ’s Resurrection, I find myself broken hearted. I think of the “Easter” story… the death, burial, and resurrection of our Saviour. That’s easy to say isn’t it? All packaged up in … Continue reading

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The physical resurrection of Christ

The bodily resurrection of our Lord Jesus is a fundamental tenet of Christianity that was foretold in scripture and backed by eyewitness accounts.

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Christmas, like the cross, tells of His sacrifice

The crucifixion of our Lord Jesus Christ marks a momentous sacrifice for sinners; but our Lord’s birth also is ample witness of the humiliation He bore for the sake of His people.

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Christ’s self-sacrifice — a model for the homeless

God intends the crucifixion and the cross to convey horror to better animate His people with the sense of magnitude of Christ’s sacrifice for His people; Christ’s submission to the will of the Father is the example of the Christian life, particularly as led by people who are homeless.

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An issue of blood

By Jon Rector

The homeless men staying in our mission are plagued with the sin problem no less, and probably no more, than you or I. The difference is that their sin problem has cast them into poverty and desperation. Sin is a disease for which only the goodness and mercy of God through Jesus Christ can provide a remedy beneficial to the sinner and glorifying to Him.

Some of our men have been plagued all their lives with yielding to temptation, selfishness, a refusal to make commitments or to be bound by their promises or a refusal to earn their own bread. Clinging to sin is a sign of a rejection of God; men are in our program cannot avoid being confronted by God’s requirement that they repent daily of their sins and work diligently to ward off the vices and temptations to which they have for too long yielded. Some have been buffeted by the sin disease and been in ruin for two years, some for 40.

Christ’s encounter with the woman who suffered an issue of blood for 12 years is helpful in seeing more the goodness of God and the right state of the heart that this good woman had.

Now a certain woman had a flow of blood for 12 years, and had suffered many things from many physicians. She had spent all that she had and was no better, but rather grew rose. When she heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched his garment. For she said, “If only I may touch his clothes, I shall be made well.” Immediately the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of the affliction.

Jesus, knowing he had been touched by her, asks who touched him.

But the woman, fearing and trembling, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell down before Him and

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