Author Archives: St. John Studies

This may be one of the least popular posts I have written…

John Stott writes* “Christians are often criticized for harping on it too much.  But it is only because Christians are realists that they do so…it is a fact of human experience” [61]. In my previous post, I got personal.  I … Continue reading

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Dirt in the Carpet: We Need the Power of Jesus Christ…

John Stott writes* “Christians are often criticized for harping on it too much.  But it is only because Christians are realists that they do so…it is a fact of human experience” [61]. What is it? We are talking about sin. … Continue reading

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Chapter Six John Stott Quotes from “The Cross of Christ”………

“So much of the explanation that Stott furnishes is superb, superb to the point that it is quotable.” [I wrote that in my previous post.] I could not comment on all the wonderful thoughts in the chapter but the content … Continue reading

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The Self-Substitution of God

Why does author and theologian John Stott entitle Chapter Six of The Cross of Christ the “Self-Substitution of God?”  As I conclude my comments on Chapter Six, let’s revisit this extremely complicated idea.  What makes it complicated?  God felt wrath … Continue reading

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“Help Is On The Way”

I get inklings. I don’t claim to have the gift of “prophecy”.  I don’t believe I can look into the future and see things that are coming, but sometimes I get inklings, those little hints at what may happen.  Maybe … Continue reading

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Passover and the Self-substitution of God

My first church experiences were in a Methodist church in a rural area of Kentucky.  It was called Hebron Methodist Church; it was my father’s home church.  However my mother was raised in a Disciples of Christ church and she … Continue reading

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Old Testament Sacrifice: The “Type” and “Shadow” of Jesus’ Death on the Cross…

“An archetype is an emotion, character type, or event that is notably recurrent across the human experience. In the arts, an archetype creates an immediate sense of familiarity, allowing an audience member to relate to an event or character without … Continue reading

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He Is The “Self-substitution” Of God

Maximilian Kolbe, a Polish Franciscan monk was sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp on the 28th of May, 1941.  Kolbe was subjected to violent harassment, including beatings and lashings. At the end of July 1941, one prisoner escaped from the … Continue reading

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Transitioning……

“The work of a lifetime.” “One of the books every Christian should read.” “I would never believe in God if it weren’t for the cross.” “Destined to be a classic work of theology that deals with the symbol that is … Continue reading

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“It Takes a Lot to Change a Person”

It takes a lot to change a person.  Over time, we develop patterns of behavior that are responses to certain situations in life and those patterns become ingrained.  We encounter people who impress us and maybe we adopt some of … Continue reading

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