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

Jesus says: Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms….I am going there to prepare a place for you. And I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. (John 14:1-3) For more on Christ’s resurrection see …

Watergate “Proves” Jesus’ Resurrection

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

Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead….This is my gospel. (2 Timothy 2:8) 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. Colson later became Christ’s follower and his mid-life conversion triggered radical changes in his life and …

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 …

Hope in Jesus Christ

Bob Roane Counseling, Death, Eternal Life, Heaven, Hell, Joy and Peace, Loving and Trusting God, Wise living

Note: I wrote this to encourage specific people. They were feeling hopeless. Big things went wrong, other people let them down, they suffered from broken hearts, broken bodies, and broken promises.  Since, “Good news from far away is like cold water to the thirsty,”1 I scribbled down these thoughts to cheer others and now pass them along. Maybe they will …

Dying and Living in Christ

Bob Roane Death, Eternal Life, Heaven, Hell, Jesus Christ, Joy and Peace, Loving and Trusting God, Wise living

On the night when Christ was arrested in Gethsemane, before He was crucified in our place, Jesus withdrew from His disciples, and knelt down and prayed, ‘Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.’ Then an angel appeared from Heaven, strengthening Him. And being in agony, Jesus prayed …