Like the study of history broadly, many Christians think church history is unrelated to the daily struggles of faith. But the exact opposite is true.
Jesus’ resurrection happened a long time ago, while ours awaits us in the future. Yet the resurrection has significant implications for our lives, right now.
On Good Friday we see Christ dying for our sins, bleeding for our salvation. Simultaneously we’re given a model for the Christian life and church community.
Perhaps Jesus’ most famous word from the cross is: “It is finished.” What did he mean? How does that help us, living through global and personal turmoil?
When life gives us lemons, sometimes we just can’t make lemonade - bitterness overwhelms us. Yet as Naomi found in the book of Ruth, there is an antidote.