Tag Archives: Messiah

Anointed to Bless

When you look at the city, what do you see? Not the buildings or the busyness or the grit and grime. But when you look into the face of people, what do you see? If you’re like most New Yorkers, … Continue reading

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Absolute Power for Maximum Good

The movie “Back to the Future II” has been in the news lately because of its prediction that the Chicago Cubs would win the World Series in 2015. As it turned out, while the Cubs made the playoffs, they did … Continue reading

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The Suffering Servant Rejected

In his new book Jon Ronson argues “a great renaissance is sweeping our land,” and that great renaissance is the cultivation of a culture of shame. His book is called So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, and in it he contends … Continue reading

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The Suffering Servant Exalted

“This chapter will change your life.” So says Mitch Glaser in his book explaining Isaiah 53. But the statement is more than mere hyperbole intended to sell more copies. It is the story of his own life. Beginning today and on … Continue reading

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This Weekend at First (5/28/15)

God has much in store for us here at First this weekend! Here’s a quick preview: Handel’s Messiah Saturday at 7.30pm, the choir and orchestra of The First Baptist Church in the City of New York will present parts two … Continue reading

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