Marja Bergen

author, mental health advocate, follower of Christ

Tag: christ and the cross

Jesus would never forgive…

  The one who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of Man appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.  1 John 3:8   I don’t often talk about the devil here. We do hear about him during sermons sometimes, but […]


My peace I give to you

  Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27   Can you imagine having a friend offering his peace, knowing he will be tortured and executed only hours later? […]


Courageously following Jesus

  To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps. 1 Peter 2:21   Do you love Jesus enough to follow him – wherever he might lead you? Do you have the courage? If we look into New Testament accounts, we’ll see that […]



  …let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, […]


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