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by Keith Fortenberry - 8 months ago

Our Mediator: An Advent Reflection

In the previous reflection, we considered how the flesh of Jesus served as a veil to God’s glory. In this reflection, we will see how the very thing that separates us from God’s glory and presence is the very thing that unites us and grants us entrance. This is why Jesus says that He is the way, the truth and th...

by Keith Fortenberry - 9 months ago

Hidden Glory: An Advent Reflection

"…By a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh" (Hebrews 10:20). As we celebrate Christmas, we ponder the wonder of the incarnation of Jesus. That the second member of the Godhead added humanity to Himself, thus forever uniting Himself to humanity. The writers of the New Testament stress both the humanity and divinity of Jesus. So we affirm that Christ...

by Keith Fortenberry - 1 year ago

Despising the Shame

This article originally appeared on calvarychapel.com on April 14, 2017. “He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us that we might become the righteousness of God in Him" (2 Corinthians 5:21). As we approach Easter Sunday and celebrate the death of death in the life of the Resurrection of Jesus, we come to this great day through the path of Good Friday. On Easter we celebrate the resur...

by Keith Fortenberry - 3 years ago

Home for Christmas: Pondering the Gospel this Advent Season

Christmas is often a time of reminiscing, rejoicing and reconnecting with family and friends. It is the occasion to celebrate with friends and family that make the Christmas experience so meaningful. In fact, it is often a time when we love to go home and be with family. There is something about being home that makes Christmas so enjoyable. In this short post I want to explore what it means to be at home from a Bi...

by Keith Fortenberry - 4 years ago

Worship: Participation in the Trinity

When you think of a worship service, what sort of things come to your mind? Some think of music styles, choirs, lighting, formality, informality, and the list goes on and on. The diversity of approaches to a worship service are so sharp at some points, it has spawned what has been termed the "worship wars" as complaints and criticisms are given back and forth between differing views of what a proper worship servic...

by Keith Fortenberry - 5 years ago

The Trinity and the Christian Life

"…And truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ" (1 John 1:3). In the last article, I spoke of how the Trinity makes the Christian view of God distinct and unique. The aim of this post is to explore the relationship of the Trinity to the Christian life. To begin, I ask you to consider the following statement: The Christian life is a life that participates in the life of the Trini...