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"The Challenge of Jesus" by N.T. Wright. A Review

The Challenge of Jesus: Rediscovering Who Jesus Was and Is
N.T. Wright InterVarsity Press PO Box 1400 Downers Grove, IL 60515-1426 ISBN-13: 978-0-8308-3696-3; $12.80; 1999 (Introduction 2015) Reviewed by Rev. Dr. Michael Philliber
4 of 5 Stars New Face, Old Friend
For a Presbyterian minister in Oklahoma to review a book by N.T. Wright is similar to a little league short stop trying to give pointers to Cal Ripken or Derek Jeter. It’s comical at the least; and borders on delusions of grandeur at the worst. If there’s anything Wright doesn’t need it’s another book appraisal. After writing over thirty volumes of varying sizes, numerous articles, a New Testament commentary series, plus being consecrated as Bishop of Durham, and now appointed as professor of New Testament at St. Andrews in Scotland, Wright’s name is well known by pastors, seminarians, and lay folk, whether Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant, Liberal, Moderate or Evangelical. Nevertheless the opportunity has arise…

"Cast Your Burden on the LORD" - 12 April 2015 PM

Our Father, who has told us to cast our burden on you and has promised that you will sustain us, that you shall never permit the righteous to be shaken (Psalm 55.22); we lift up to you our petitions and supplications through the mediation of your Son, Jesus Christ. O Lord, hear our prayer.
We remember those who find themselves fraught with specific hardships, fears, worries and perplexities….raise them up in new-found hope, comforting, healing, restoring, and defending them where most needed.  O Lord, hear our prayer.
By your great mercy, please keep safe and sound our U.S. Military people and fortify their families, esp. these... Guide the nations of the earth, including the U.S.A., in the ways that foster peace and tranquility that all may prosper and your people may be safe. We pray for this State that you would be pleased to grant us to thrive economically. O Lord, hear our prayer.
O Lord, we pray for Your Church in all places, including this congregation; Jubilee Bible Ministries; N…