Our weekly roundup of helpful, encouraging, and otherwise interesting links.
What did Jesus’ death accomplish? – Matt Perman offers six things that the death of Christ accomplished: expiation, propitiation, reconciliation, redemption, defeat of the powers of darkness, and substitution. Click the link to find out more about each one.
The Church in China – Though it is not universal in the country, persecution of Christians is still real and ongoing in China. Mohler asks a great question in here: “How many of our American church members would disappear if officials went about threatening jobs and college placements?” To our great shame, it often takes far less to get us to disappear.
Serving God when circumstances are confusing – Carolyn McCulley on how Mary Magdalene’s relationship with Jesus shows us the value of serving God even when what God is doing does not make sense to us.
“A great debt! Who can pay?” – Melinda Penner relates a story told by late-19th/early-20th century preacher Harry Ironside about Czar Nicholas. It may or may not have actually happened, but its main point is not about what Nicholas did but about what God has done in Christ.
Don’t forget: Easter hasn’t ended – Michael Johnson with a reminder that, for Christians, Easter does not come but once a year.