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Why Did Jesus Have to Die?

Jesus had an amazingly productive ministry, teaching and healing thousands. He attracted large crowds and had potential for much more. He could have healed thousands more by traveling to the Jews and Gentiles who lived in other areas.

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The Divine Drama

Mike Morrison

The Divine Drama

The biblical story can be summarized as a great drama, a story about what God is doing in our lives.

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Michael Morrison

Michael Morrison has a PhD from Fuller Theological Seminary. He is Dean of Faculty and Instructor in New Testament for Grace Communion Seminary. He is the author of Sabbath, Circumcision and Tithing and Who Needs a New Covenant? The Rhetorical Function of the Covenant Motif in the Argument of Hebrews.

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Do you know what is God doing in your life? And what is he doing in the world as a whole? These two questions are of course interrelated: What God is doing in your life, has something to do with what he is doing in the world as a whole.

But just what is that? What’s he up to?

We wouldn’t know much about God at all, except for what the Bible tells us. In order for us to see what God is doing, he has to reveal himself to us, and he does that in the Bible.

So what is he up to?

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Paul Preaches the Good News

Chapter 3 of Good News for Bad People

We have looked at the four Gospels and the book of Acts to see what the Christian message is. Now we can turn to the letters of Paul. Jesus appeared to this rabbi and made him a powerful agent for the kingdom of God. He can tell us what the gospel is.

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Michael Morrison
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What Did the Apostles Preach?

Chapter 2 of Good News for Bad People

The book of Acts shows a dramatic change in the disciples. No more questions, no more doubts, no more arguing among themselves. They boldly preached with confidence to thousands of people in the temple, defying the religious leaders, risking their lives because they were so zealous for the message.

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Michael Morrison
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Good News for Ordinary People

What Was the Message of Jesus Christ?

Almost 2,000 years ago, a Jewish carpenter began to preach. He was popular with some people, but he made others angry. Officials said he was a threat to national security, and they arranged for his death. His only weapon was his message. Bad people liked it, but “good” people didn’t. He said it was about love – so why did anyone hate it? What was the message that got Jesus killed?

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Michael Morrison
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Sharing the good news in 2009: a media report

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April 1, 2010 (All day)

GCI headquarters serves the denomination in many ways. Much of the work directly supports local congregations in their pastoral, accounting, and legal needs. Another important aspect of the work in Glendora is done by the Media Department. Here are some details for the year 2009:

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Who Is This Man?

Jesus asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” That question confronts us, too: Who is this man? What authority does he have? Why should we trust him?

The Christian faith centers on Jesus Christ. We need to understand what kind of person he is.

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What Is Worship? A Survey of Scripture

Many Christian churches have changed their worship styles. As is often the case with experiences, we have different impressions and reactions to worship styles. In this article, we examine what the Bible says about worship. Let's look at the way God’s people worshiped before Moses, after Moses, and after Jesus. Then let's see how that biblical insight can help inform our worship in the modern world.

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Michael Morrison
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An Introduction to God
depiction of God on Sistine Chapel
Creation of stars and planets, by Michelangelo, in the Sistine Chapel

As Christians, our most basic religious belief is that God exists.

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An Introduction to Trinitarian Theology

I. Introduction: why we need this

A. Stating the topic

We say that we have a “Trinitarian theology.” However, most churches accept the doctrine of the Trinity, and their theology is at least some­what Trinitarian, but we emphasize the Trinity more than most churches do. Sometimes we say that we have an Incarnational Trinitarian theo­logy, or a Trinitarian Christ-centered theology. None of these are completely distinctive terms, but they do mention some of the emphases that we have.

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