Archive for September, 2011

Catching Up at Home

Posted on September 5, 2011 by Dr. Jerry Rankin

We are grateful for the many friends and family members who are following our web site and responding with interest and encouragement. We had almost 600 unique visitors last month who are logging on multiple times to stay up with our activities and various posts. You will note a recent change in the home page format as the lead article changes three times each week. Accounts of current activities and experiences are included in “Down Home in Mississippi” on Mondays. My blog post, “Rankin Connecting” is on Wednesday and “Devotional Reflections” are posted on Friday. As these rotate, they can be accessed in the righthand column; recent posts are highlighted at the bottom of …

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The Resurrected Life

Posted on September 2, 2011 by Dr. Jerry Rankin

The foundational principle of our salvation is the substitutionary death of Christ. It is the basic concept that is central to our faith. It may defy our ability to understand how the death and resurrection of Jesus more than 2,000 years ago can be effectual in redeeming us from the penalty of sin, but that is a reality abundantly affirmed throughout Scripture. When we come to Christ in repentance and faith, we identify with His death on the cross. The blood He shed is payment for the penalty of our sin; we, in essence, die with Christ in order to be counted as righteous in the sight of God.

That is the beautiful picture symbolized by water baptism which, by …

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