March/April 2009

The Resurrection

A look at Christ’s resurrection and the hope it brings


Spring reminds us of a fresh start—a new beginning. Have you thought about what our world would be like if there were no spring? In this issue, the late Dr. Adrian Rogers frames this thought in a spiritual dimension by asking, “What if there had been no Easter?” This issue discusses the hope we have because of Christ’s resurrection. Also, Craig Parshall discusses the news media’s agenda to close the door on truth, and Steve Herzig discusses the Passover table.

Features

Tuning in on the Last Days

Many people today want to know if we’re living in the last days. There’s an easy way to tell. You just need to know what you’re looking for.

What If There Had Been No Easter?

As Christians, we rejoice because Christ arose. But what if He had not? The world would be a different place indeed. And it’s not a pretty picture.

Victory in Jesus

For a king to rule forever, He has to live forever. Faith in Messiah’s resurrection and future reign did not originate with Christianity.

Facing the Goliath of the Liberal Media Part One

Unhappy with the news media’s 2008 election coverage? Well, get ready to become unhappier after you read this!

The Passover Lamb

Matzoh, matzoh, matzoh. There’s plenty of matzoh on Passover tables around the world. But something else is conspicuously absent.

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Eye on the Middle East Mar/Apr 2009

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A Promise Kept

The passing of old friends often brings a mixture of sadness and relief to those of us left behind. Such was the case in the recent homegoing of a friend of more than half...

10 Good Reasons to Keep Looking Up

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They Cry in Silence Mar/Apr 2009

What could you expect if you were among the 2,000 to 3,000 Christians living in the Gaza Strip now controlled by the Hamas terrorist organization? Nothing good. As we have reported...

Actual or Absurd?

Cynical journalist H. L. Mencken (1880–1956) once said, “What I got in Sunday school...was simply a firm conviction that the Christian faith was full of palpable absurdities.” No doubt many today...

The Resurrection Wrangle

As Jesus taught in the Temple in Jerusalem, representatives from various religious sects came to hear Him. Their intent was to find fault with His responses to their questions. For one...

The Jewish Promise of Resurrection

In a Phoenician town called Zarephath, the prophet Elijah was in the home of a widow whose son fell sick and died. Elijah fervently prayed, “O Lᴏʀᴅ my God, I pray...

Operation Love Israel

Thousands of Philadelphians braved the traffic and cold recently to tell the world they love Israel and would stand by it through its war with Hamas terrorists. The noon rally...

Will the Emergent Church Submerge Yours?

A not-so-funny thing happened on the way to the 21st century. In the late 20th century, certain leaders came out stating that we needed a “new way of doing church.” That old-time...

My Seder Memories

One of my mother’s favorite singers is Barbra Streisand. A recording of her singing “The Way We Were” played in the background when we celebrated my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary...

The Jerusalem Road

The Romans Road is a familiar term to evangelicals. It refers to a series of verses in the New Testament book of Romans that many use to teach the gospel. Although it is efficient...

Bible Portrait of the Messiah

Here are two effective ways to obtain a basic biblical understanding of the redemptive ministry of the Messiah. One comes from the New Testament, particularly as compacted in the book...

Christ Is Superior to Aaron

Hebrews 5:1–14: The tribes of Israel revered the Aaronic high priest. With the exception of Moses, he enjoyed greater access to and fellowship with God than any other Israelite. Although God bestowed...

God Is Jealous Part One

At least 29 biblical passages indicate that the God of the Bible is a jealous God. Of those passages, 28 are in the Old Testament. Only one is in the New...

Israel in the News Mar/Apr 2009

I’ve been in Gaza for a week. We’re in an armored reconnaissance unit, which means we are infantry that goes in front of the tanks….The army was very tight with us about security...

Democrats, Republicans, and Israel

Since Israel came into existence in 1948, Democrats and Republicans have changed places in their attitudes toward Israel. In the first era, 1948–70, Democrats sympathized more with the Jewish state...

Zvi Mar/Apr 2009

Not long ago I met a group of ultra-Orthodox men in our neighborhood in Jerusalem. They have not caused any trouble lately. It has been quiet for two years. But now...

Daily News from Israel

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News Digest — 12/3/19

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One Step Closer

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