You’ll never get there on someone else’s coattails

By Leonard Lauriault Both criminals crucified with Jesus had joined the crowd in jeering him (Mark 15: 25-32; Luke 23: 32-43). Eventually, the one widely known as “the thief on the cross” apparently realized his predicament and the true nature of the Messianic kingdom and asked the Messiah, Jesus, to remember him. The other one […]

Hebrews tells of new covenant

By Leonart Laurialt: Church of Christ The short (13: 22, unless otherwise indicated, scripture references are from Hebrews) Hebrews letter, mainly demonstrates the superiority of Jesus and his new covenant over the old covenant (8: 6-13). Today, God speaks through Jesus, who’s equally God and provided purification for our sins (1: 1-14). Sin results in […]

What about that Thief on the Cross

Leonard Laurialt Much has been made of Jesus’ statement to the thief on the cross given in Luke 23: 32-43 (read that, as well as every other scripture when it is cited). The “saved” thief was obviously a God-fearer, and, therefore, a Jew. All three who died on the cross that day, lived and died […]