Thanksgiving is a season that is very much in accord with the themes and teachings of Jesus Christ.
Easter is reflecting upon suffering for one thing but it also reflects upon Jesus and his non compliance in the face of great authority where he holds to his truth - so there's two stories there.
The primary source of the appeal of Christianity was Jesus - His incarnation His life His crucifixion and His resurrection.
I believe in one God the first and great cause of goodness. I also believe in Jesus Christ the rebirth of the world. I also believe in the Holy Ghost the comforter.
To a Christian Easter Sunday means everything when we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The real evidence for Jesus and Christianity is in how Jesus and the Christianity based on him manifest themselves in the lives of practicing Christians.
God has ways of shaking the world when He is at work. He literally caused the ground to quake when Jesus died on the cross.
Only the most unapologetic biblical fundamentalists for instance take every biblical injunction literally. If we all took all scripture at the same level of authority then we would be more open to slavery to the subjugation of women to wider use of stoning. Jesus himself spoke out frequently against divorce in the strongest of terms.
We are all so close. We are godfather to each others' kids. I was the best man at Jesus' wedding.
I'm not pretty. The truth is I didn't think I could be a model at all. I was looking at some of the guys on the walls at Irene Marie and I thought to myself 'Jesus Christ. I can't do this. I don't look anything like these guys'.
The truth is the secular world isn't too enamored with Jesus. And they're not too enamored with someone who is leading people to Jesus. So if you're out there talking about people's sins and you're talking about righteousness you will get pushback. Jesus Himself did. The apostles did. I mean there's persecution all up and down the line.
Even if I accepted that Jesus - like almost every other prophet on record - was born of a virgin I cannot think that this proves the divinity of his father or the truth of his teachings. The same would be true if I accepted that he had been resurrected.
I came all this way for a reason. Today is the day of salvation. Trust Jesus to save you. Then be sincere as God knows a pretender.
Jesus teaches us to forgive and I've got to trust him on that one.
It is one of the ironies of the ministry that the very man who works in God's name is often hardest put to find time for God. The parents of Jesus lost Him at church and they were not the last ones to lose Him there.
The doctrine of the Kingdom of Heaven which was the main teaching of Jesus is certainly one of the most revolutionary doctrines that ever stirred and changed human thought.
I want kids to understand that strength doesn't come from what goes on around you. It comes from inside you and that comes from Jesus Christ.
Jesus wept Voltaire smiled. From that divine tear and from that human smile is derived the grace of present civilization.
Satan really is the romantic youth of Jesus re-appearing for a moment.
Jesus claimed He had the power to raise himself from the dead and His followers would be raised from the dead. That's a unique claim in the literature of religion.
My sense of religion is Einstein's sense of relativity. I don't believe in God. I believe that energy never dies. So the possibility exists that you might be breathing in some other form of Moses or Buddha or Muhammad or Bobby Kennedy or Roosevelt or Martin Luther King or Jesus.
No the religion of Jesus is a social religion.
I love the idea of the teachings of Jesus Christ and the beautiful stories about it which I loved in Sunday school and I collected all the little stickers and put them in my book. But the reality is that organised religion doesn't seem to work. It turns people into hateful lemmings and it's not really compassionate.
If the grandfather of the grandfather of Jesus had known what was hidden within him he would have stood humble and awe-struck before his soul.