Watergate “Proves” Jesus’ Resurrection

Bob Roane Death, Eternal Life, Heaven, Hell, Jesus Christ

Note: Parts of this are adapted and expanded from a radio message by Charles Colson. Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead….This is my gospel…. (2 Timothy 2:8) Amazingly, Charles “Chuck” Colson (1931–2012) suggested that Watergate proves Jesus’ miraculous resurrection. Colson was the first member of President Richard Nixon’s team to be jailed over the Watergate scandal in the 1970s. …

Christ the Great Reverser

Bob Roane Counseling, Death, Eternal Life, Heaven, Hell, Jesus Christ, Joy and Peace

C. S. Lewis’s story The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, imagines a fictional country under the curse of an evil witch. It’s “always winter and never Christmas.” Everything is hopeless until Aslan the noble lion comes to make crooked things straight and rough ways smooth. Aslan represents Jesus, the Son of God, who came to destroy the devil’s works.1 …

Christ’s Way of Mercy

Bob Roane Counseling, Evangelism & Revival, Jesus Christ, Joy and Peace, Repentance, Confession, Forgiveness

Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy. (Proverbs 28:13) From my sermon preached at Iglesia Presbiteriana Oaklawn (Oaklawn Presbyterian Church) and other places. Sermon Outline (handed out in English and Spanish) Christ Delights to Show Mercy Jesus Attaches Conditions to His Mercy We Must Not Conceal Our Sins We Must …

Jesus’ Blessing (Part 2)

Bob Roane Jesus Christ, Joy and Peace, Loving and Trusting God

In Numbers 6:24-26, Jesus commands the priest to pronounce these benefits on His people: Verse 24 The LORD bless you and keep you. Verse 25 The LORD make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. Verse 26 The LORD turn His face toward you and give you peace. I am interpreting these Scriptures in a Christ-centered way, …

Jesus’ Blessing (Part 1)

Bob Roane Jesus Christ, Joy and Peace, Loving and Trusting God

The Old Testament (”OT”) Book of Numbers is about God (Father, Son, and Spirit) showing His faithfulness to faithless Israel during forty years in the wilderness. Numbers was breathed out by the Spirit through Moses about 1400 BC, but Moses was really writing about Christ in advance of Jesus’ incarnation.1 The New Testament Book of Hebrews describes how Jesus’ high …

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Bob Roane Hymn Stories, Jesus Christ, Prayer, Praise, Worship

Yes, Christmas is past, but I’m still singing this hymn myself. It’s based on this Scripture: Near Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem, there was a multitude of the heavenly host (angels) praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom He is pleased!” (Luke 2:13-14) “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” is a …

I Love to Tell The Story (Part 2)

Bob Roane Evangelism & Revival, Jesus Christ, Service

Can we really know ourselves in this life that Heaven is our eternal destiny and be absolutely certain of that? Can we help others come to Christ and receive that same assurance? Victoria and Townsend Story England’s Queen Victoria (1819-1901) heard a sermon at St. Paul’s Cathedral and asked her chaplain, “Can a person be absolutely sure of eternal safety …