"I want to begin here this morning by pointing out that the mention of Lazarus by name is how we know this is a real story as opposed to a parable. Jesus never used real names in parables; his point here is obvious… He has tried every way possible to get the attention of the Pharisees. He has been direct. He has used parables to illustrate the truth of His statements. The sneer, however, has not left their faces and Jesus now turns to a real-life example of the exactly what it will cost the Pharisees if they do not repent."
Sunday Morning Third Service
August 11, 2019 • Ron Arbaugh
Sunday Morning Second Service • February 16, 2020 • Ron Arbaugh
"Luke’s account (remember, he was NOT there personally) reads like an eyewitness account. I am personally convinced that Luke’s detail of these final moments was ascertained from an interview with those who were there. Most likely, the centurion himself who no doubt became a believer."
Sunday Morning First Service • February 2, 2020 • Ron Arbaugh
"(Pilot) was not innocent. Even not knowing (or caring) about who Jesus was, Pilate was responsible to God to guard his position of authority and do what is right! Setting an innocent man free against the wishes of the unruly crowd—that would have taken courage! None of us gets off the hook that easily. Every one of us has to make our own decision about Jesus—what we are going to do with Him."